Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Emotion At The Helm

More brain science research proves the role of emotion in all thinking. “People think of emotion getting in the way of cognition, but it doesn’t. Emotion steers our thinking; it’s the rudder that directs our mind and organizes what we need to do.” (Source: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang quoted in Education Week‘s article Emotions Help Steer Students’ Learning, Studies Find […]Read More

Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE): Activities & Insights

Feeling, Activeness, & Place: An Eco-Imaginative Pedagogy

This is a short presentation that provides a rationale for Feeling, Activeness, and Place to serve as guiding ecological education principles. I describe why employing these principles for teaching all subjects (Imaginative Ecological Education) can re-align the means and ends of eco education. I do apologize for the film quality–and the bad jokes–but I think it is useful and adds to […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Learn From LiD Kids!

**Hey LiD teachers 🙂  We know you hear from LiD kids all the time.  Little news update for you:  imaginED will be offering resources, links and support for LiD teachers and kids in the future.  Subscribe today so you don’t miss out on LiD updates! But for anyone who has not met a LiD kid lately, listen to […]Read More

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

Tips For Imaginative Educators #11: Engage Their Inner Rebel

My eldest daughter will soon be a teenager. While I’m very eager to see where these years will take her, I’m also slightly apprehensive about what’s coming. Should I run for the hills? Install deadbolts on the doors? Sign up for some extra therapy sessions?  Adolescence contains the makings for a perfect storm. At a time when young people are establishing a sense […]Read More

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

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