Imaginative Leadership: Building Shelves

By Jonathan Sclater (Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education, @jonathansclater) I think school leadership can be described as constructing a shelving unit. There are different stages we move through, and it’s both an exciting but demanding process from beginning to end which requires imagination. 1. Orienting: Begin by taking everything out of the box and laying […]

From Panic to Possibility: The Power of Imagination to Transform

By Laurie Anderson (Executive Director of Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus)  In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. -Shunryu Suzuki About 15 years ago when I was an associate superintendent of schools in Vancouver (VSB), I was asked to chair a school closure committee. Anyone familiar […]