Dear imaginED readers/supporters–and contributors!
imaginED was created just over two years ago. Honestly, it’s a bit of a blur for me. A steep learning curve, lots of writing, but also lots of fun. I am really pleased by the wide range of topics, ideas, resources, and insights we have been able to offer educators (PreK-Higher Education). So first…a sincere THANK YOU to all of you who have shared your ideas and expertise with the imaginED community as guest bloggers! NOTE: The invitation to write for imaginED is always open!
Now, on the eve of our 2nd birthday, we have sections dedicated to a range of ideas about imagination’s role in education. We have dedicated sections to teaching about the theory of Imaginative Education and all about cognitive tools (Tips For Imaginative Educators). We showcase imaginative teaching practices in Math & Science, Languages & Literacy, Social Studies/History, Higher Education, and other topics including Coding, Ethics, Community-Building, Empathy, treating Anxiety and more. We have tons of information on Learning in Depth and Imaginative Ecological Education (including the Walking Curriculum). We have a Spanish section to support the ongoing work on Imaginative Education of our colleagues in South America. We have a section on the value of play (for kids and adults!). We have a section dedicated to sharing Research on Imaginative Education. We have a monthly online live Twitter chat (#imaginEDchat).
I am hoping to expand the blog moving forward. I have ideas about what this expansion could look like but I need YOUR FEEDBACK. PLEASE take a minute or two and leave a comment below.
What would you like to learn more about? What resources or ideas have been most helpful?
In order to support the ongoing work of imaginED (and expand what we offer) I recently made the Walking Curriculum available for purchase on Amazon. (Google it–lots of Amazon markets have it. Paperback or ebook versions if you are interested!)
All proceeds from sales support the blog. (For more information on how you could help click here.)
Best wishes for a wonder-full week–I look forward to receiving your feedback!