Teaching the Taboo

Teaching the Taboo, Second Edition is an insightful guide to effective pedagogy and essential reading for anyone looking to evolve as an educator.

Author: Rick Ayers

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807755280

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Rick and William Ayers renew their challenge to teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to "teach the taboo" in the new edition of this bestseller. Drawing from a lifetime of deep commitment to students, teaching, and social justice, the authors update their powerful critique of schooling and present classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today's hotly debated issues. They invite educators to live a teaching life of questioning--to imagine classrooms where every established and received bit of wisdom, common sense, orthodoxy, and dogma is open for examination, interrogation, and rethinking. Teaching the Taboo, Second Edition is an insightful guide to effective pedagogy and essential reading for anyone looking to evolve as an educator.

Engaging Imagination

This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the ...

Author: Al James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118409473

Category: Education

Page: 304

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How to nurture creativity in tomorrow’s innovators—today’s college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn’t put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U’s 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative exploration can extend students’ reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating “play” into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow’s workplace.

Imagination and the Engaged Learner

This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate students’ intellectual activity and growth.

Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774595

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Students’ imaginations are often considered as something that might be engaged after the hard work of learning has been done. Countering such beliefs, Egan and Judson show that the imagination—one of the great workhorses of learning—can be used to make all learning and all teaching more effective. Through techniques that any teacher can learn and easily apply in any classroom, they demonstrate how and why imagination can be used across the curriculum and grade levels to make teaching and learning more interesting, engaging, and pleasurable for all. Teachers who use these techniques will discover the emotions, images, stories, metaphors, sense of wonder, heroic narratives, and other cognitive tools that can bring life and energy to their classroom. This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate students’ intellectual activity and growth. Book Features: A comprehensive description of imagination’s role in thinking and learning. Field-tested teaching strategies for the K–12 classroom. Cross-curricular examples showing IE making a real difference for teachers and students. A “cognitive toolkit” to spur active learning and meaningful interaction. “What fun! Readers will get a host of practical ideas to make lessons come alive through the exercise of imagination, the use of metaphors, and the telling of stories. Read and enjoy.” —Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University

An Imaginative Approach to Teaching

In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking.

Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015059218134

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking. At the core of this transformative process is imagination which can become the heart of effective learning if it is tied to education's central tasks. An Imaginative Approach to Teaching is a groundbreaking book that offers an understanding of how students' imaginations work in learning and shows how the acquisition of cognitive tools drives students' educational development. This approach is unique in that it engages both the imagination and emotions. The author clearly demonstrates how knowledge comes to life in students' minds if it is introduced in the context of human hopes, fears, and passions. To facilitate this new educational approach, the book includes a wide variety of effective teaching tools - such as story, rhythm, play, opposition, agency, and meta-narrative understanding - that value and build upon the way children understand their experiences. Most important, Egan provides frameworks for lesson planning and more than a dozen sample lessons to show how teachers can use these tools to awaken intelligence and imagination in the classroom.

Unlock Creativity

This book is for anyone who wants to unlock creativity in powerful ways by unleashing our imaginations and create exciting possibilities for kids!

Author: Jacie Maslyk

Publisher: Edumatch

ISBN: 1970133325

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Every classroom is filled with creative potential. Unlock Creativity will help you discover opportunities that will make every student see themselves as a creative thinker. The keys shared in this book will spark your personal creativity and offer you imaginative ideas that will open new doors for your students to explore. Now, more than ever, it is time to unlock creative opportunities for our students. This is an exciting time in education as students are designing, collaborating, and creating in the classroom. The inclusion of innovative learning spaces and the use of technology to enhance creativity are quickly changing the landscape in our schools. Creativity may be a little different for each of us. It happens through our wondering, exploring, tinkering, and doing. It involves playing around with ideas. It is the opportunity to take what is circling around in our imagination and bring it to life. We can foster this in our classrooms in small ways that will elicit positive change, increase creative confidence, and unlock new opportunities for students. If you feel like you've lost your ability to be creative in the classroom or believe that student creativity needs a jumpstart, then this book is for you. It's for teachers who want to reimagine what teaching can look like in a creative classroom. It's for school and district leaders who recognize that students are more than test scores. It's for curriculum leaders and instructional coaches who want to rethink school curriculum by infusing creative opportunities for all learners. This book will provide tools for you as the teacher to increase your personal creativity as well as strategies to empower your students. This book is for anyone who wants to unlock creativity in powerful ways by unleashing our imaginations and create exciting possibilities for kids!

The Show Matters

To all of you veteran teachers, new teachers, student-teachers, and maybe even some of you thinking about becoming a teacher, The Show Matters is for you.

Author: Preston Trebas

Publisher: Show Matters, LLC

ISBN: 057862155X

Category:

Page: 204

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To all of you veteran teachers, new teachers, student-teachers, and maybe even some of you thinking about becoming a teacher, The Show Matters is for you. Discover the many ways your classroom is a stage and why your show matters. Ignite your imagination with these simple yet empowering ideas. Awaken your creative talents to spark wonder and relentless enthusiasm for learning in the hearts and minds of your students.

Imagination in the Classroom

This collection of essays explores the history and practice of teaching creative writing as a distinct discipline in Ireland.

Author: Anne Fogarty

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 1846824133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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This collection of essays is the first extensive exploration of the history and practice of teaching creative writing as a distinct discipline in Ireland. The book presents insights and contributions from leading authors and teachers in the field, addressing their varied experiences of teaching creative writing workshops, seminars, and university courses. Included is an essay by Irish poet Sinead Morrissey, who won the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2014.

Imaginative Science Education

This book is about imaginative approaches to teaching and learning school science.

Author: Yannis Hadzigeorgiou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319295268

Category: Science

Page: 283

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This book is about imaginative approaches to teaching and learning school science. Its central premise is that science learning should reflect the nature of science, and therefore be approached as an imaginative/creative activity. As such, the book can be seen as an original contribution of ideas relating to imagination and creativity in science education. The approaches discussed in the book are storytelling, the experience of wonder, the development of ‘romantic understanding’, and creative science, including science through visual art, poetry and dramatization. However, given the perennial problem of how to engage students (of all ages) in science, the notion of ‘aesthetic experience’, and hence the possibility for students to have more holistic and fulfilling learning experiences through the aforementioned imaginative approaches, is also discussed. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the theoretical background of a specific imaginative approach (e.g., storytelling, ‘wonder-full’ science), reviews the existing empirical evidence regarding its role in the learning process, and points out its implications for pedagogy and instructional practices. Examples from physical science illustrating its implementation in the classroom are also discussed. In distinguishing between ‘participation in a science activity’ and ‘engagement with science ideas per se’, the book emphasizes the central role of imaginative engagement with science content knowledge, and thus the potential of the recommended imaginative approaches to attract students to the world of science.

Teaching 360 Effective Learning Through the Imagination

This book offers a detailed examination of imagination in learning.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087903787

Category: Education

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This book offers a detailed examination of imagination in learning. Teachers working with the ideas of Imaginative Education in their classrooms provide examples that cover multiple curricular areas and span elementary through secondary school contexts.

Teachers Everyday Use of Imagination and Intuition

One high school math teacher felt that imagination was a trait that could not be taught: "There are some people who just come to the classroom, they come to life with imagination . . . Maybe some people's sensitivity to set off the ...

Author: Virginia M. Jagla

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791420973

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Freelance educational consultant Jagla invites the imaginative participation of readers as she looks at the significant roles that imagination and intuition play in the daily operation of teachers' classrooms. She explores the idea of creativity in education as it relates to being spontaneous, open, confident, experienced, and familiar. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Imagination in Teaching and Learning

Slim and determinedly practical, this book contains a wealth of concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in their middle school years.

Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226244136

Category: Education

Page: 188

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It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to be stimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachers understand what imagination is or how it lends itself to practical methods and techniques that can be used easily in classroom instruction. In this book, Kieran Egan—winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for his work on imagination—takes up where his Teaching as Story Telling left off, offering practical help for teachers who want to engage, stimulate, and develop the imaginative and learning processes of children between the ages of eight to fifteen. This book is not about unusually imaginative students and teachers. Rather, it is about the typical student's imaginative life and how it can be stimulated in learning, how the average teacher can plan to achieve this aim, and how the curriculum can be structured to help achieve this aim. Slim and determinedly practical, this book contains a wealth of concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in their middle school years.

Teaching Harry Potter

The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter , how they use the books, and the resulting teacher-student interactions.

Author: C. Belcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230119918

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and 'approved' reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter , how they use the books, and the resulting teacher-student interactions.

Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily ...

Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: PSU:000068313036

Category: Education

Page: 229

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This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative ideas.

Imagination and Literacy

In her newest book, teacher researcher and bestselling author Karen Gallas investigates imagination in the classroom to understand its function in literacy learning.

Author: Karen Gallas

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744050

Category: Education

Page: 181

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In her newest book, teacher researcher and bestselling author Karen Gallas investigates imagination in the classroom to understand its function in literacy learning. Using rich examples from her elementary classroom, she proposes that imagination is a central, but untapped, component of learing accross all subject areas—language arts, science, social studies, and math.

Centre and Periphery Roots and Exile

The challenge for educators is to harness the transformative potential of the creative imagination in the regular classroom. During the 1970s, I became concerned by the widening division between critical and experiential approaches to ...

Author: Friedemann Sallis

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554581726

Category: Music

Page: 480

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This book examines the impact place and displacement can have on the composition and interpretation of Western art music, using as its primary objects of study the work of István Anhalt (1919–2012) György Kurtág (1926–) and Sándor Veress (1907–92). Although all three composers are of Hungarian origin, their careers followed radically different paths. Whereas, Kurtág remained in Budapest for most of his career, Anhalt and Veress left: the former in 1946 and immigrated to Canada and the latter in 1948 and settled in Switzerland. All three composers have had an extraordinary impact in the cultural environments within which their work took place. In the first section, “Place and Displacement,” contributors examine what happens when composers and their music migrate in the culturally complex world of the late twentieth century. The past one hundred years produced record numbers of refugees, and this fact is now beginning to resonate in the study of music. As Anhalt himself forcefully asserts, however, not all composers who emigrate should be understood as exiles. The first chapters of this book explore some of the problems and questions surrounding this issue. Essays in the second section, “Perspectives on Reception, Analysis, and Interpretation,” look at how performing acts of interpretation on music implies bringing the time, place, and identity of the musician, the analyst, and the teacher to bear on the object of study. Like Kodály, Kurtág considers his work to be “naturally” embedded in Hungarian culture, but he is also a quintessentially European artist. Much of his production—he is one of the twentieth century’s most prolific composers of vocal music—involves the setting of Hungarian texts, but in the late 1970s his cultural horizons expanded to include texts in Russian, German, French, English, and ancient Greek. The book explores how musicologists’ divergent cultural perspectives impinge on the interpretation of this work. The final section, “The Presence of the Past and Memory in Contemporary Music,” examines the impact time and memory can have on notions of place and identity in music. All living art taps into the personal and collective past in one way or another. The final four chapters look at various aspects of this relationship.

Engaging Imagination

The unpredictability of engaging the imagination makes it hard toadapt to classroom environments ruled byrigid assessment protocols. Ifwehave decreed in advance the evidence we willuseto measure whether ornot learning has occurred, ...

Author: Al James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118836118

Category: Education

Page: 304

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How to nurture creativity in tomorrow’s innovators—today’s college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn’t put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U’s 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative exploration can extend students’ reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating “play” into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow’s workplace.

Destination Imagination Classroom Edition Supporting 21st Century Learning

The challenges have been clustered for Grades 3 to 5 and 6 to 9. Designed to support 21st century classroom through a focus on: creativity, critical thinking; communication; and collaboration.

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ISBN: 032195324X

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"This unique resource will help you provide students with the opportunity to engage in rich, creative experiences that foster 21st Century Learning. Fifty Instant Challenges and 15 Team Challenges are supported by teaching suggestions, student support materials, and assessment aids for both teachers and students. The challenges ask students to employ a range of processes, skills, learning styles, and areas of experties. The intent is for the challengs to be as inquiry-oriented as is practical in a classroom setting, so that students are encouraged to set their own directions and goals. The challenges have been clustered for Grades 3 to 5 and 6 to 9. Designed to support 21st century classroom through a focus on: creativity, critical thinking; communication; and collaboration.

Cultivating a Child s Imagination Through Gardening

Grades K-6. xiv, I95p. 8'Axl I paper ISBN 1-56308-346-9 EXPLORATIONS IN BACKYARD BIOLOGY: Drawing on Nature in the Classroom, Grades 4-6 R. Gory Raham Young learners will discover life science adventures in their own backyards (or ...

Author: Nancy E. Allen Jurenka

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781563084522

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Cultivate learning in students with imaginative projects on the theme of gardens - and watch their interest grow! Each of these 45 lessons focuses on a specific book about plants, gardens, or growing and offers a variety of engaging activities that enhance creativity and build literacy skills. Whether it's building a bird house, listening to a garden poem, performing in a play, making a garden calendar, or planting a friendship garden, these activities will motivate and inform young learners. Recipes for treats also accompany the lessons. This is a unique and fun resource with many classroom possibilities. Grades K-6.