Leading With An Imaginative Mindset Through A Pandemic: Being Adaptable (Part 1)

By Jonathan Sclater (Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education, @jonathansclater) The sudden and immediate disruption to our daily routines with the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has required all of us to prioritize what is most important and essential. At the forefront of this conversation is the well-being of our families and education of our […]

EDvent, An Event For Educators

By Rose Pillay (K-12 independent schools’ educational consultant, @rosepillay1) EDvent launched in 2016 as a networking party for educators. Hosted on a school night, EDvent is an interlude for imagination. From the selfie-wall and self-serve candy bar to the shared appetizers and door prizes, the ticketed event aims to create a fun, friendly and festive […]

Building Relationships in Leadership: Empathy and Imagination

By Courtney Robertson (Vice-Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education) I moved into administrative leadership at a relatively young age. I was a new mother, completing graduate work, when a conversation with my Principal shifted my career. This leader led with grace, thoughtfulness, and kindness. She made hard decisions that were educationally sound, and was not one […]

Explorations of Imaginative Assessment for Learning in Higher Education

By Cecily Heras (MEd student & CIRCE Academic Council member) Since late 2019, I have worked as a Research Assistant on a project about imaginative assessment for learning (AfL) in the context of higher education. The project was led by Dr. Gillian Judson and supported by a Teaching and Learning Development Grant from Simon Fraser […]

The Boundaries of Imagination

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) What are the boundaries of our imagination? Is it how far we can stretch it? Is it an area, a territory, an expanse or a dot in search of other dots to join with? Is it a line that moves and fluctuates? A block, a maze […]