Calling All Imaginative (Science) Teachers!

To whom did Einstein acknowledge he owed his thoughts on relativity?

Who is considered to be the unsung hero of British Science?

James Clerk Maxwell

This article is packed with scientific concepts tied up with cognitive tools:  humanization of meaning, the literate eye, sense of mystery, revolt and idealism…

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2 thoughts on “Calling All Imaginative (Science) Teachers!

  1. Thank you Gillian for sharing. I have been following for years now. I first was introduced to imaginEd at a Pro-D. Gillian was the speaker. I have used art integration for most of my teaching practice… so this idea… just seemed to fit in with it so well. The first thing I did was–I decided to use storytelling to help teach concepts in science too. Here’s one example. Teaching electricity and the idea of opposite charges attract and like charges repel. So, I made up a love story based opposites attract. It worked! The kids made up their own stories too. They remembered and they understood the concept. I have been using it since.

    1. Love the sounds of this Angelika. I am not surprised your students remember the content! Thanks for sharing your work and for being an imaginative educator…you might want to write a post for imaginED sometime?

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