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From “Longing for Imagination” to  “Longing joined Imagination”

By Sedigheh (Sedi) Mousavizadeh, MEd. student at Simon Fraser University in Educational Leadership Note: This blog is a response to Episode 5 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. We often meet people who miss their past and happy childhoods or wish for a greater future. We all pray for a better upcoming year on New Year’s … Read more

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Imagination, Justice, and Living in Relationship with the Land

by Heidi Wood, Indigenous Education Success, Culture & Curriculum Coordinator, Delta School District Note: This blog is an extension of the Episode 8 Cultivating Imagination podcast. Imaginative leadership holds a place in my heart where educators can bridge the worlds of Indigenous ways of being and pedagogy with the transformative possibilities of social and ecological … Read more

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lower case imagining through the wisdom of the body

by Sandeep Kaur Glover, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University Note: This blog is an extension of the Episode 8 Cultivating Imagination podcast. Since my invigorating podcast interview with Heidi Wood, I have been ruminating on the nourishing resonances of our conversation. As I pondered what to share with you for this blog, I … Read more

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A Spa Day for Your Brain

by Christina Velasco, Leadership Coach, San Francisco Unified School District Note: This blog is an extension of Episode 7 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. Educational leaders who actively work for equity, excellence and social justice experience work-related stress and require spaces and strategies to support themselves and others. We need systems and structures to support … Read more

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Reimagining Schooling: A Problem of Design

Mark Fettes, Director of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education Note: This blog is an extension of Episode 6 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast.  For twenty years, as a faculty member in Education at Simon Fraser University, I ran fairly large scale, community-based research projects with schools and school districts around British … Read more

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Creating What We Have Never Seen: A Challenge for School Leaders

by George Theoharis, Professor of Educational Leadership and Inclusive Elementary Education in the School of Education, Syracuse University This blog is an extension of Episode 6 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast.  Think about Rosa Parks, Ed Nixon, Joanne Robinson, and the many Black community members of Montgomery, Alabama who imagined a bus system that was … Read more

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