Learning Math Through Stories

By Al Rudnitsky (Professor of Education & Child Study, Smith College) The speed at which many children’s informal knowledge of mathematics becomes separated from the more formal math they encounter in school is a challenge for math educators.   As Jo Boaler says (2008), “Over time school children realize that when you enter Mathsland you leave […]

The Brain Fit Super Power of the Month: Generosity

By Natalie Hunniford (Educator, Counsellor, author of the Brain Fit Tool Kit and creator of The Brain Fit Super Powers school program) I am someone who has worked in the school system for the last 20 years as a teacher, counsellor, and parent and I am very aware that December is a month full of […]

We Do Not Care for What We Do Not Know : The Rockheights Project – A Whole School Project

By David Futter (Retired Middle School teacher, IE Consultant/Researcher, LiD Master, Lives in Victoria BC) Did you know that Victoria, BC has a by-law that forbids the cutting down of Garry Oak trees? Even if it is a little more than a sapling poking out of the ground, you cannot remove it. The reason is […]

Reflections on the Imagination Champions Learning Series

By Cecily Heras (MEd student, SFU; Educator; Coordinator, Imagination Champions Learning Series) Just as the sun was setting with spectacular pinks and yellows on November 20, 15 K-12 educators from the Lower Mainland gathered for a fun, engaging, interactive, informative, and imaginative two hours. This was the first session in the Imagination Champions Professional Learning […]

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 […]