Re-imagining School

By Roel Krabbendam (Architect and Author on Education)   When I was 7 years old I jumped into a Lion’s Club pool in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and learned two things indelibly: Things are not always what they seem. In this case, the deep end looked just as inviting as the shallow end, and I had not […]

CIRCE Update

growing engaged minds; imagining and making better worlds CIRCE is growing and changing! Our Academic Council and our Board of Advisors are taking shape and we have added STEAM to our portfolio of topics. Check out the all-new STEAM initiative led by Dr. Jailson Lima of Vanier College in Quebec. Do you integrate imagination, creativity, […]

#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 […]