The Eldering Imagination

By Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) Much, maybe most, of what one reads about imagination focuses on children, and on how we may help stimulate and develop their imaginations. We may also read a lot about how adult imaginations are crucial to creative work and to the general cognitive benefit of the mature person. […]

The Heroic Classroom: Thrift

By Christa Smith-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 […]

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The Heroic Classroom: Planning With Imagination

By Christa Smith-Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6/7  Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher, Twitter @HeroicClassroom) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom.  Over the course of the school 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 […]