The Heroic Classroom: Connection

By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) I have been teaching in the Surrey School District in British Columbia, Canada, since 2002. The majority of my career has been spent working in a designated inner-city school teaching upper intermediate students.  I am very passionate about the benefits of Kieran […]

What You Model, You Teach: The World is a Miraculous Place, If Only We Can Imagine It and Act to Make It So

By Ira Rabois One of the most important lessons a good teacher teaches, beyond the subject matter, is how to live a moment or a year of moments. On the first day of classes, you teach how to meet new people, how to start an endeavor, how to imagine what might be and yet be […]

At The Intersection of Science And Poetry

By Mary Soon Lee (Award-winning poet with a cryptic Twitter handle: @MarySoonLee) I read a great deal when I was growing up. I read in my backyard, in bed, at meals, on trains, while walking home from school. I read Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gaskell, and James Herriott. I read short […]

Imaginative Schools, Imaginative Leadership, Imaginative Education

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]

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 […]