An Imaginative Approach to Teaching Identity

By Megan Sandham Megan Sandham is a Grade 3 teacher in Delta, BC and a graduate student in Imaginative Education. You can check out @grays3rdgraders on Twitter to follow her students’ adventures.  “How many kids do you think are living on Earth, right now?” I asked the 19 faces staring at me. A bunch of eager hands shot up, […]

The Eldering Imagination

By Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) Much, maybe most, of what one reads about imagination focuses on children, and on how we may help stimulate and develop their imaginations. We may also read a lot about how adult imaginations are crucial to creative work and to the general cognitive benefit of the mature person. […]

The Heroic Classroom: Thrift

By Christa Smith-Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6/& Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) Welcome back to: The Heroic Classroom. Over the course of this year I am on the hunt for two things: 1. Reflections on my lessons and how various Heroic Qualities present themselves. 2. Observations of how/if students recognize Cognitive Tools in action and how they put […]