Spinndle for LiD: Supporting Assessment Through an OnLine Tool

Two weeks ago, CIRCE hosted part one of a two-part webinar series for CIRCE LiD teachers to learn more about Spinndle, and how co-founders Jack and Kris can tailor their assessment as learning platform to meet LiD educator needs. We began the webinar by asking why teachers love using LiD in their classrooms. Here are […]

Thoughts On Education And Cartoons From an Animation CEO

By Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Founder/C.E.O., Arcana Studio) Sean Patrick O’Reilly is an energetic and passionate visionary who has demonstrated his leadership, creativity, humanity and resourcefulness as a transmedia writer and producer. His vision and storytelling knows no limits, and in true creative capacity, knows no boundaries from medium to medium.   It has been my […]

Room for More: A Future-Teacher’s Outlook on Imaginative Education

By Susann Meinke: Year 2 Student, International Teacher Education Program (ITEps), NHL Stenden, The Netherlands Susann Meinke is an enthusiastic and creative student teacher from the NHL Stenden University in the Netherlands. She is interested in exploring holistic and imaginative ways of learning and teaching.     When most people think of the word imagination, they think of things […]

Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? Now, I know that […]

Imaginative Teacher Education: Living and Breathing the Pedagogy

By Kavita Hoonjan (Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, member of Langley School District, MEd in IE alum, member of the CIRCE Academic Council) We want our teacher candidates to not only value imagination, but to integrate imaginative practices and an understanding of Imaginative Education within their mindset, pedagogy and teaching philosophy.  These imaginative teacher candidates must be reflective, curious, […]