Month: October 2016

Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE): Activities & Insights

Guidelines For Assessment Of Place-Based Learning

I’m really pleased to be a part of the Place-Based Education (PBE) Thought Leadership Campaign at GettingSmart.  My first contribution to the campaign looked at the role of imagination and relationships in PBE; read it here. This post is about assessment in the context of place-based and imaginative learning: Assessment of learning is a complex and sensitive process.  In the context of […]Read More

Wonder-Full Links & Resources

Two OnLine Resources To Support Imaginative Language Teaching

Hi there! I’m Susan Lavallee and I teach 6th Grade English/Language Arts. I love integrating technology into my imaginative practice—I like to call myself the iPodTeacher! This post shares a few of my favourite language-teaching practices. The first is a resource for cross-curricular teaching that combines content knowledge with rhythm and rhyme. The second is an excellent […]Read More

Random Ideas About Education

My Teaching “Top 5”

Earlier this year I connected with other educators who like to blog. We came together over #sunchat, a Twitter-based Sunday morning chat. We called ourselves the #Sunchatbloggers! We provide each other with feedback and encouragement. Someone in the group suggested we all post on the same topic: our “Top 5”. Some people will post about strategies, […]Read More

Wonder-Full Links & Resources

A Cell-ebration Of Reading: A Science & Literacy Project

By Melissa Chouinard-Jahant (MSEd)  ‪@ChouinardJahant‪ The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination -Albert Einstein Learning about cells can be challenging for many students because cells are microscopic and seemingly intangible. A few years ago while teaching cells I decided to do something different than teaching about the standard cell model or cell factory. […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Wonder-Full Links & Resources

Calling All Second Language Teachers! What’s In Your Toolkit?

Songs, games, rhythm and rhyme, imagery, and the odd (and not-so-odd) joke are all tools that help us to learn. Dr. Kieran Egan calls these “cognitive tools”; they make knowledge meaningful by tying it up with emotion and imagination. I can tell you from personal experience (7 years as a French Second Language teacher) that […]Read More