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Imagination Is a Brush We Can Use to Paint Our Way Anywhere, Even Home: Seeing With a Diversity of Eyes

By Ira Rabois It all began one evening when I got totally engrossed in viewing Japanese woodblock prints, especially the night scenes by Kawase Hasui. Hasui was one of Japan’s most prominent and prolific printmakers, who died in 1957. He created landscapes that beautifully merged humans–their homes, boats, shrines, castles, and temples–into the land around […]

Engaging Imagination to Develop a School Leadership Network that Includes a Pedagogy of Care

By Myra Quadros-Meis, Ed.D (Administrator in San Francisco Unified School District) School leadership can be lonely and isolating. Your colleagues are other administrators who are also busy so you do not want to burden them with your questions or fears. Often, leadership meetings are full of logistics with little time to network much less be […]

The Not-So-Humble Pigeon

(This is a recent addition to our Eco-Story Project.  If you want to engage your students’ sense of wonder at the awesomeness of the community of life in which they live then read more about the cross-curricular and cross-grade approach to teaching called Imaginative Ecological Education.  Be sure to download the colouring page at the end!) Yeah, you […]