Judith Ameresekere (MEd in Imaginative Education, lover of literacy, and Primary Educator) Teaching grade two students how to write well is no walk in the park. Typically, in a given year, I have a few students who absolutely love writing and are skilled at using their imagination in their writing. However, a vast majority of […]
Is Mr. Norris’ Classroom on Fire? How Context Transformation Enriches Engagement
By Justin Norris (Imaginative educator whose classroom could double as an attraction at Universal Studios @JustinEdmond) Ever since I got my first set of Batman action figures as a child, I thought of my eyeballs as the movie cameras, and my bedroom as the movie set. In order to give Batman a legitimate Batcave, I had to […]
King William I, The Conqueror…Of Great Writing!
By Tim Waddington One of the more vexing challenges in Social Studies education is teaching children how to write, you know, well. This post intends to support your thinking about what works, doesn’t work, and cannot work. In many lessons with a focus on writing, including those I abashedly confess are mine, one regularly sees the […]