Cultivating Imagination in Leadership

By Meaghan Dougherty and Gillian Judson Our educational ecosystem is increasingly complex.  In North America, we are engaged in educational environments marked by vast disparities in funding and resources coupled with the ever-increasing physical, emotional, social, and academic needs of students.  We are responsible for caring for students, for keeping them safe, in a context […]

A Spa Day for Your Brain

By Christina Velasco, Leadership Coach, San Francisco Unified School District This blog is an extension of Episode 7 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast.   Educational leaders who actively work for equity, excellence and social justice experience work-related stress and require spaces and strategies to support themselves and others. We need systems and structures to support […]

Reimagining Schooling: A Problem of Design

By Mark Fettes, Director of Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education This blog is an extension of Episode 6 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast.   For twenty years, as a faculty member in Education at Simon Fraser University, I ran fairly large scale, community-based research projects with schools and school districts around British […]

Creating What We Have Never Seen: A Challenge for School Leaders

by George Theoharis, Professor of Educational Leadership and Inclusive Elementary Education in the School of Education, Syracuse University This blog is an extension of Episode 6 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. Think about Rosa Parks, Ed Nixon, Joanne Robinson, and the many Black community members of Montgomery, Alabama who imagined a bus system that was […]