What is a Story?

By Ava Aldrich (Public Relations Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst) When initially faced with the question “What is a story?”, I was incredibly tempted to shoot for a technical approach, and it’s really no secret as to why. After all, I’ve spent the better part of my academic career being lectured on the logistics of stories, […]

LiD Reflections in a K-3 Classroom

By Cecily Heras (MEd student & CIRCE Academic Council member) Over the winter holidays, I found myself reflecting upon the first term with LiD in the classroom. Yes, progress has at times felt slow; I am working with five to eight year olds, some of whom needed to begin their explorations with first learning how to […]

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The Heroic Classroom: Planning With Imagination

By Christa Smith-Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6/7  Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher, Twitter @HeroicClassroom) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of the school 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 […]