Month: April 2016

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Random Ideas About Education

What Brain Research Says About The Imagination’s Role In Learning

This is, of course, another, more gruesome way of saying “don’t do something without intending to which spoils a situation for yourself” (Cambridge English Dictionary).   I am giving this advice to all teachers who neglect imagination.  To all those who feel that imagination is a “hook” or “frill” to learning, only for young children, or for […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Tips For Imaginative Educators #10: Humanize

Every child is unique.  Effective teachers work constantly and creatively to meet the needs of all the students in their classrooms.  Effective teachers also know that amidst the great diversity within their classrooms, there is something that all learners share: emotional responses. Shared human emotions create the plane upon which knowledge becomes most meaningful and memorable. Tip #10: Humanize. Connect curricular […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Tips For Imaginative Educators: #8 Seek Heroic Qualities

Some of our heroes are people that exemplify qualities such as ingenuity, flexibility, agility, determination, or reliability.  For example, we are impressed by the extraordinary speed and strength of basketball player Lebron James or the extraordinary agility and accuracy of soccer player Lionel Messi.  We are awestruck by the perceptiveness and intelligence of scientist Marie Curie. We admire the bravery of Rosa Parks […]Read More