What’s New With CIRCE

growing engaged minds; imagining and making better worlds It’s an exciting time to be part of CIRCE. The shape our network is taking is based on the participation and passion of our members. The programs, areas of specialization and research that we pursue are emerging as our community grows and as you participate. A few highlights from […]

Teaching The Story From Day One

By Ira Rabois I’d like to share with you what I learned from teaching a middle school class called ‘The Story From Day One,” which integrated mindfulness, visualization and inquiry exercises with the language arts curriculum. We often teach myths as merely literature, divorced from the cultural, spiritual, and historical context. But we pay a […]

Getting (Highschool) Kids Back Into The Sandbox: Imagination Matters

By Carla Cooper (High School Biology Teacher, MEd Student – Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Regina) Think back to the last time you played.  I mean, really played.  What were you doing?  How were you feeling?  Where were you?  There were so many lessons learned during that play.  Lessons that we have carried […]

On Critical Data Literacy And Student Engagement

I’m pleased to be part of the From The Ground Up initiative in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University Surrey. To support our Faculty’s goals of enriching our scholarly community and learning more about our colleagues, each seminar involves one of our community members sharing about their current and past research projects and interests. I’m […]

Re-imagining School

By Roel Krabbendam (Architect and Author on Education)   When I was 7 years old I jumped into a Lion’s Club pool in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and learned two things indelibly: Things are not always what they seem. In this case, the deep end looked just as inviting as the shallow end, and I had not […]