Imagination Champions Learning Series #2: Re-Envisioning Where/How Learning Takes Place

By Cecily Heras (MEd student, SFU; Educator; Coordinator, Imagination Champions Learning Series) On January 29 it was 8° and rainy around Vancouver.  This was boots and raincoats weather.  Ugh.  But it was our second Imagination Champions session, our cohort was excited to meet up again, and we were ready to hear from Dr. Gillian Judson […]

“Won’t students become bored with their topics?”: A Response to LiD Concerns

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. Last Spring, I had […]

Spotlight on the Somatic

By Karen Effa (Educator, MEd in IE; IE mentor) One of the benefits of being on sabbatical is a mind freed from the swirl of tomorrow’s lesson plans, providing the quiet needed to contemplate the how and why of shifts that took place in students’ psyches during certain classes. Today, I would like to share […]

Imagination Matters: CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (February 2020)

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message (from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE) Upcoming Events A few of CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (September 2019-February 2020) Hear from Recent MEd Imaginative Education Graduates CIRCE’s Academic Council CIRCE International (September 2019-February 2020) Learning in Depth Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Learn More & Participate Support CIRCE Welcome […]

The Heroic Classroom: Perseverance and Purpose

      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 […]