Imagination in Times of Uncertainty

By Carolina López Larios (MEd in Imaginative Education; Director/Co-Founder Educación Imaginativa de México; CIRCE Academic Council Member) —————— More than ever, we are coming to realize how essential imagination is We keep talking about how necessary it is to educate our children and young adults for uncertain times. This is it This is our uncertain […]

Using Imagination and Mindfulness to Inquire into Big Questions: Teenagers Are Natural Philosophers

By Ira Rabois *We are all, together, in a frightening situation due to COVID-19. Most schools have closed. Most people are isolated in their homes. Hopefully, the crisis will end soon, and students and teachers will return to their schools and be able discuss the questions outlined below as well as their other lessons. If not, maybe this […]

The Secret to LiD Success?—A Cognitive Tool Approach to Learning

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. “Piaget is just a […]

Educating Kids Through Principle-based Stories Initiates Change

By Christa Campsall (K-12 classroom and special education teacher, professional development facilitator and the curriculum developer of My Guide Inside) “We define resilience as our natural, innate capacity to navigate life successfully. The opportunity to learn how we operate makes a critical difference whether one realizes resilience or not.” –Marshall Emerson, NRRC, 2015, Pathways to Resilience III […]

Transcending our Finitude: The use of Story in Pedagogy

By David Futter (Retired Middle School teacher, IE Consultant/Researcher, LiD Master, Lives in Victoria BC) A teacher asks his students to write themselves a letter. The topic, how do they see themselves in the future? Four years after they graduate, he sends the letters back to them. It is a way for people to look […]