I Never Imagined…

The word school, he pointed out, comes from skholē, the Greek word for 'leisure.' 'We used to teach people to be free,' he said. 'Now we teach them to work.' --- Benjamin Hunnicutt Lately I've been imagining a student who is free to learn whatever and wherever (s)he likes whenever (s) is ready. I imagine it will be my… Continue reading I Never Imagined…

The New Story

Learning to Imagine, Imagining to Learn

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein It is considered normal for young children to have imaginations. Imaginary friends are even acceptable. Yet, few children have parents who know how to encourage or even allow imaginative play and only some teachers, in some contexts (such as… Continue reading Learning to Imagine, Imagining to Learn


Remembering the Rainbow

Meet Berkeley. Berkeley is a free-spirited five year old whose favourite animal is the Rainbow Snow Unicorn. She enjoys practicing gymnastics, riding unicorns and playing Uno. Last Halloween she dressed up as a mermaid riding a Rainbow Snow Unicorn. She is also my niece who reminds me to see the world through rainbow coloured glasses… Continue reading Remembering the Rainbow


Stories We Share: Nature Stories, Myths & Fairy Tales

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Phillip Pullman Stories are more than reminders of our childhood. Stories tell timeless truths that transcend our overly active analytical brains, open our hearts and spark our imaginations. Everyone loves to relax into a good story, but as teachers, parents and learners… Continue reading Stories We Share: Nature Stories, Myths & Fairy Tales


Third Eye (6th) Chakra

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury Third eye concerns:  intuition, inspiration, imagination, dreaming, visualization, intelligence, clear thinking Music: Imagine by John Lennon Within You Without You by The Beatles Redemption Song by Bob Marley See-Line Woman by… Continue reading Third Eye (6th) Chakra