Month: January 2017

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

Tips For Imaginative Educators #18: Introduce General Theories & Anomalies

What does every theory have?  An anomaly. What’s more, it’s the anomalous nature of theory that generates learning and deep understanding for the philosophic thinker. (Are you new to the Tools of Imagination series? Get the whole set here. FYI: Tips #1-7 are fantastic with our youngest students, Tips #8-15 work very well for students from elementary through […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Recommendations For Running A Successful Learning In Depth Program In

By Ian Thomas (Deputy Headteacher, Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School, North Devon, UK) At Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School (GTB), students follow a broad program of study designed to maximize creativity, critical and collaborative thinking, global awareness, and depth of learning. One feature of their rich and diverse educational experience is the Learning in Depth […]Read More

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

Happy First Birthday imaginED

One year ago today imaginED published its very first blog post. (It was a post about a giant squid—an amazing creature worthy of our respect and admiration.) Today, imaginED has 130 posts that share resources, practices, and inspiration for imaginative educators of all kinds. The focus of imaginED continues to be on practices at all levels of education […]Read More

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

Give Your Students This Set Of Imagination-Focused Tips For Report

By Marlene Roseboom (MEd in Imaginative Education; Middle School Teacher)  As all teachers of writing know, assessing essays can take up incredible amounts of time. Recently, I went through a batch of Social Studies reports my middle school students had written, and as I read through them, I noted recurring common problems. Accordingly, I prepared […]Read More

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

How Imaginative Education (IE) Tricked Us Into Teaching Atomic Physics…To

  By Brandon & Kristin Hendrickson (       We thought that we understood the power of Imaginative Education (IE). We were wrong. Let’s back up — we’re a pair of educators! Kristin’s a Montessori teacher, and Brandon’s a high school humanities teacher. We’re not newbies to IE. We’ve been crafting our lessons with IE for years […]Read More

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Scientific Animations Need Stories To Engage Students

By Brian Dall Schyth, Ph.D. () A wealth of educational scientific animations can be found on the internet today[i]. But despite the often high quality of such animations, they may not always engage students in ways that support learning. Catching students’ attentions initially – what has often in the literature on the subject been called […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

The Blob Tree (The Emotions Tree): Building Emotional Vocabulary &

A Cross-Curricular Grade One “Feelings” Unit By Lindsay Zebrowski (MEd in Imaginative Education, Kindergarten Teacher) ********************************************* *Edit/Update* 2019 I was recently contacted by artist Ian Long, creator of The Blob Tree images and the original source of the image I found in 2013 which had been redistributed as “The Emotions Tree” by an unknown source. […]Read More