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The Heroic Classroom: Trust and Ownership

By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of this year I am on the hunt for two things: 1.  Reflections on my lessons and how various Heroic Qualities present themselves. 2.  Observations of how/if students recognize Cognitive Tools in action and how they […]

The Heroic Classroom: Connection

By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) I have been teaching in the Surrey School District in British Columbia, Canada, since 2002. The majority of my career has been spent working in a designated inner-city school teaching upper intermediate students.  I am very passionate about the benefits of Kieran […]

Place Value And Really Big Numbers

Using Narrative and Heroic Qualities to Teach Place Value:  Practicing IE By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher) Note:  Are you familiar with Imaginative Education (IE)?  Learn more about IE here.  I am going to talk a lot about “cognitive tools” in this post.  Get more information on those in the  Tools of Imagination series.) I always gravitate […]