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 […]

Using Imagination and Mindfulness to Inquire into Big Questions: Teenagers Are Natural Philosophers

By Ira Rabois *We are all, together, in a frightening situation due to COVID-19. Most schools have closed. Most people are isolated in their homes. Hopefully, the crisis will end soon, and students and teachers will return to their schools and be able discuss the questions outlined below as well as their other lessons. If not, maybe this […]

Educating Kids Through Principle-based Stories Initiates Change

By Christa Campsall (K-12 classroom and special education teacher, professional development facilitator and the curriculum developer of My Guide Inside) “We define resilience as our natural, innate capacity to navigate life successfully. The opportunity to learn how we operate makes a critical difference whether one realizes resilience or not.” –Marshall Emerson, NRRC, 2015, Pathways to Resilience III […]

Transcending our Finitude: The use of Story in Pedagogy

By David Futter (Retired Middle School teacher, IE Consultant/Researcher, LiD Master, Lives in Victoria BC) A teacher asks his students to write themselves a letter. The topic, how do they see themselves in the future? Four years after they graduate, he sends the letters back to them. It is a way for people to look […]

Your Smile Makes Flowers Bloom

By Jordan Mayer Jordan Mayer is passionate about education and helping children fall in love with learning. At the moment, he is enjoying his time teaching K-2 P.E. and participating in the Imaginative Education Masters Program at Simon Fraser University. You can learn more about Jordan on his website jordanmayer.com.  Your smile makes flowers bloom. Pause for […]