#185DaysOfWalks

By Bela Luis (Grade 1/2 Multi-age Teacher, MEd student in Outdoor Learning) In the spring of 2017, I visited a small school named Brandt Argyle, just north of Winnipeg, Canada. I took many lessons away from that visit, but the one that resonated with me most was that of their daily morning walks. I decided […]

Join Me At CIRCE

growing engaged minds; imagining and making better worlds The Centre For Imagination In Research, Culture, and Education, or CIRCE [pronounced sur-see], has launched from Simon Fraser University! For those of you who were friends of the IERG (the Imaginative Education Research Group), the IERG is getting a major face-lift; it has been transformed into CIRCE! (Here’s […]

Taking Baby Steps With The Walking Curriculum

By Lana Steiner (Middle years Math educator, MEd student in Math Education) I truly believe changing one’s teaching practice should be evolutionary, not revolutionary. What I mean by that is that several smaller actions over time have a more profound effect upon one’s overall teaching practice than sporadic large-scale changes. One reason why I believe […]

Empowering Engineers To Be Superheroes

By Glen Ellis (Professor of Engineering, Smith College, USA) I teach an advanced undergraduate engineering class in which students learn to use mathematical models to extract subtle trends from large, multivariate data sets–a topic often referred to as data mining.  It is a demanding class that can easily overwhelm and frustrate students. It’s even hard for […]

Onederful Words

By Nimi Sidhu (Middle School teacher; MEd student in Imaginative Education) If I asked you today to trade in your name for one word that represents all you want to be, what word would you choose and why? This was the question that I asked my sixth graders in January of this year to set […]