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

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Tips For Imaginative Educators: #7 Identify The Unknown

Imaginative teachers pull their students in; they intrigue them. They puzzle them. Of course, leaving students puzzling doesn’t mean leaving them confused. By puzzling I mean capturing students’ curiosity. Mystery intrigues us; it evokes emotion. The world is full of unanswered questions and puzzles. What’s more intriguing than that? Kieran Egan suggests that one of the worst things we can do […]Read More