Month: August 2018

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Onederful Words

By Nimi Sidhu (Middle School teacher; MEd student in Imaginative Education) If I asked you today to trade in your name for one word that represents all you want to be, what word would you choose and why? This was the question that I asked my sixth graders in January of this year to set […]Read More

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Naturally Inspired, Imaginative Writing: The Walking Curriculum & Intermediate Students

By Darcie Booth (Grade 5 Teacher/MEd Student in Imaginative Education) Why should intermediate teachers use the Walking Curriculum (Judson, 2018)? Simply stated, it emotionally connects your students to their natural surroundings and awakens their imaginations. The Walking Curriculum can inspire, improve and increase written output for your students’ creative writing. As a Grade 5 classroom […]Read More

Wonder-Full Links & Resources

Destination Imagination: Our Story

By Joan Vyner (Affiliate Director, Destination Imagination BC) Here’s the scenario: your team has been asked to create an amusement park attraction in an unusual location. You have to include three scientific concepts in the attraction, create and present a story about the impact that the attraction has on the unusual location, and the attraction […]Read More

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If You Hear This Phrase, … Kick ‘em In The

By Tim Waddington (Faculty of Education, UBC) Lead columnist: Imaginative Historical Education & Inquiry (IHI)  Let’s be honest with each other. We’ve all said it in one form or another at some point in our careers, probably while wearing the mask of our younger and more idealistic selves: “Learning how to learn.” Being ubiquitous in the profession, […]Read More

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

Let Us Play In Higher Education: Playful Learning ‘18

By Rebecca Thomas (Lecturer, University of East Anglia) Playful Learning 18, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in July 2018, was a concatenation of talks, workshops, gatherings and games, involving some 200 people, attending over forty sessions spread over two and a half days. The point of the gathering was to introduce and develop a […]Read More