How can we engage minds online? IE has the tools.

By Brandon Hendrickson   All of a sudden, tens of millions of teachers around the globe are facing the same problem:    How do we engage students’ whole minds —through a spotty internet connection?   We’re seeing the limits to our standard educational answers. The methods many of us were taught were built for calm, […]

Are Calls To “Be Imaginative” Stressing You Out?

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to re-imagine our personal and professional lives. This post is for anyone who finds this call to “be imaginative” an added stress in an uncertain time. Calls For Imagination Anyone familiar with imaginED will know that I’m a huge advocate for imagination. I believe it is one of […]

How To Grow Your Creative Imagination: Bridging Creativity And Imagination Research

I’ve recently finished reading Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein’s (1999) book entitled Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People. It’s chock-full of the stories of extraordinary creators—scientists, artists, authors, dancers, builders, engineers, doctors, designers and so on. The Root-Bernsteins engage readers’ imaginations by humanizing the content—they tell the stories of those […]

The Heroic Classroom: Management

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 put the […]

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The Heroic Classroom: Patience

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 put the tools […]