Room for More: A Future-Teacher’s Outlook on Imaginative Education

By Susann Meinke: Year 2 Student, International Teacher Education Program (ITEps), NHL Stenden, The Netherlands Susann Meinke is an enthusiastic and creative student teacher from the NHL Stenden University in the Netherlands. She is interested in exploring holistic and imaginative ways of learning and teaching.     When most people think of the word imagination, they think of things […]

Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? Now, I know that […]

Scientist of the Week: Always A Hit!

By: Stephanie Musgrove (Elementary Teacher and recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Regional Certificate of Achievement) “Hi, my name is Sofia the Scientist and this is my assistant, Mom. To do my experiment you will need: a boiled egg, a bottle, paper and fire.” “Fire” was Sofia’s word for lighter. Sofia moved […]

An Imaginative Collaborative Summative

By Dr. Christine Younghusband (Assistant Professor at UNBC School of Education and CIRCE Academic Council Member) This spring was my first time teaching a synchronous online graduate course. The course was about school based teams. When developing a course, you have to use your IMAGINATION. Thinking about Universal Design For Learning, you start with the end […]