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 […]

Imagination in Times of Uncertainty

By Carolina López Larios (MEd in Imaginative Education; Director/Co-Founder Educación Imaginativa de México; CIRCE Academic Council Member) —————— More than ever, we are coming to realize how essential imagination is We keep talking about how necessary it is to educate our children and young adults for uncertain times. This is it This is our uncertain […]

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 […]