Effective Leaders Are Affective Leaders: Imagination’s Role

For S…you have guided my learning more than you know. We have all been there as teachers, sitting in a staff meeting and looking at student data that communicates where our collective learners are at. And for many of those staff meetings, we leave feeling down on ourselves and our practice. Our classrooms are full […]

Mission Possible: Shifting Our Leadership Lens to See Imagination

By Courtney Robertson (Vice-Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education) The role of being an administrative leader often feels like a complicated and impossible juggling act. Trying to keep all the different pieces “in the air” (e.g. functioning at the optimum level) can be a great challenge for even the most experienced leader. We envision supporting classrooms, […]

The Leader Reader: Stories of Leadership, Inspiration, Growth & Change

By Scott Lowrey (EdD; Assistant Professor, Western University) Is it possible for two roads in the proverbial forest to simultaneously converge and diverge? And if they can, how might this phenomenon be explained through the lens of an integrative thinker? And truthfully, does it really matter whether we take the road more, or less, travelled? […]

Re-Imagining School Leadership With Cognitive Tools

What is the role of imagination in educational leadership? How does it fuel innovation and creativity and how do we maximize it? How can the imagination deepen school leaders’ understanding of educational issues? How can the imagination support the generation of new ideas in educational leadership? How can school leaders employ tools of imagination to […]

Re-Imagining School Leadership: Beginnings

From: Griffiths, D. & Lowry, S. (Eds.). The Leader Reader: Narratives of Experience – An International Collection. (Word & Deed Publishing). Available Spring 2018. “That’s not a real word, Gillian.” I recently participated in a seminar on “student engagement” with new and experienced teachers, principals, vice-principals, and district-level educational leaders. We started with a basic ice-breaker activity. We […]