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…

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