Imaginative Leadership: Building Shelves

By Jonathan Sclater (Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education, @jonathansclater) I think school leadership can be described as constructing a shelving unit. There are different stages we move through, and it’s both an exciting but demanding process from beginning to end which requires imagination. 1. Orienting: Begin by taking everything out of the box and laying […]

From Panic to Possibility: The Power of Imagination to Transform

By Laurie Anderson (Executive Director of Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus)  In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. -Shunryu Suzuki About 15 years ago when I was an associate superintendent of schools in Vancouver (VSB), I was asked to chair a school closure committee. Anyone familiar […]

Share Your Story: Envisioning The Possible in Schools

We are interested in hearing from YOU! Tell us how your imagination helps you lead positive change in your school community. Educational leaders come in all shapes and sizes–what they share is a common interest in improving education for all learners and a commitment to work for positive change. We want to hear from all […]