Onederful Words

By Nimi Sidhu (Middle School teacher; MEd student in Imaginative Education) If I asked you today to trade in your name for one word that represents all you want to be, what word would you choose and why? This was the question that I asked my sixth graders in January of this year to set […]

The School Library As A Learning Playground

By Michael Terborg (Teacher Librarian) I’m a rather unique librarian for an elementary school.  Before working in school libraries, I worked in three different federal research libraries, my education spans most every discipline, and I have a firm grasp of current and emerging technology. Yes, my skills may mean that I can provide my students […]

En-GUAGE-ment: A Teacher’s Story On Using Imaginative Education

By Rita Shahi (Highschool teacher, MEd Student in Imaginative Education) Many teachers express frustration that their students are disinterested, appear to not care about their learning, or seem “lazy”. Whether not handing in their work on time (or at all), distracted by their smart phones during instructions, or crickets during discussions, students are often not […]

Let Us Play In Higher Education: Playful Learning ‘18

By Rebecca Thomas (Lecturer, University of East Anglia) Playful Learning 18, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in July 2018, was a concatenation of talks, workshops, gatherings and games, involving some 200 people, attending over forty sessions spread over two and a half days. The point of the gathering was to introduce and develop a […]

Use Cognitive Tools To Create Positive Experiences in Physical and Health Education

By Ryan Braich and Tim Waddington It’s a tough but worryingly true sort of realization: Physical & Health Education (P.H.E.) can feel acutely unwelcoming for many young students. Happily, a great number of children thrive in the gym, finding a place for personal mastery and self-expression, all while finding an enjoyable outlet for that energy, […]