A Reciprocal Relationship: Learning & Growing Together

By Amanda Van Garderen (Primary teacher, MED in IE, IE Mentor) This year I stepped out of my position as an early primary classroom teacher and leaped into the role of Inner City Early Learning Teacher.  I have the privilege of working collaboratively with inner-city Kindergarten and Grade One teachers and students; in doing so […]

Recapturing My Creativity

By Roel Krabbendam (Architect, advocate and author focused on re-imagining the future of school) Previous post on imaginED: Re-imagining School I’m an architect, advocate and author making a living (and finding satisfaction and meaning) with my imagination. As my recent experience demonstrates however, imagination is not to be taken for granted: it requires vigilance and […]

Imaginative Learning with the Environmental Youth Alliance: A Program Story

(Photo: Seed Generation Youth pose in the salmon shaped garden bed they created, with guest facilitator, Indigenous Elder and medicinal plant expert, Lori Snyder.) “What makes me really happy is I now have more hope; I now know that I can take care of nature even when you are in the city. The [EYA] youth […]

An Imaginative Collaborative Summative

By Dr. Christine Younghusband (Assistant Professor at UNBC School of Education and CIRCE Academic Council Member) This spring was my first time teaching a synchronous online graduate course. The course was about school based teams. When developing a course, you have to use your IMAGINATION. Thinking about Universal Design For Learning, you start with the end […]

Imaginative and Audio Immersion

By Justin Norris (Imaginative Educator @JustinEdmond on Twitter) Since I started teaching seven years ago, I’ve searched assiduously for ways to bring my students into our stories as much as possible. I’m an imaginative educator, so it’s a given that I believe in the power of immersion in the classroom. I’ve transformed my classroom several times […]