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An Excellent Education Has To Be Bigger Than You
Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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Many educators, at some point in the careers, entertain visions of starting their own school. Quite often, those visions are grounded in a sense that the gap between the “teacher I dream of being” and “the teacher I am sometimes forced to be” is wider than they would like it to be. And so they dream

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Passions, DNA and the Glam Shot
Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley

We all have directional experiences in our lives, don’t we? They are those moments that act as signposts along the way—moments that interrupt our journey to say, “Here’s another path that you may want to consider”. Sometimes the experience is like a  gentle t

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Embodying the World: Let’s Get Physical!
Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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There are many ways of organizing and thinking about the nine Capacities for Imaginative Learning that have grounded the thinking and work of the Lincoln Centre Institute (LCI

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Can We Teach The Imagination?
Posted on: September 3rd, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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It might be tempting to assume that some of us have been gifted with more imaginative capacity than others. It might be tempting to assume that imagination is a fixed dimension and that some of us have won the imagination/creativity lottery, relegating the rest of us to the ranks of mere consumers o

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Imagination Goes to School: My First Blab
Posted on: August 31st, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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I’m intrigued by one of this summer’s new arrivals onto the “social media” landscape. Blab is a web-based (of course, there’s an app as well) tool that uses a pretty simple, yet effective, livestreaming interface to bring together the best of Twitter an

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Just A Few More Sleeps: What’s on/in your mind?
Posted on: August 27th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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I love the special rhythm to which educators are able to move—throughout the school year and, indeed, throughout the course of an entire career. The built in starts and stops, ebbs and flows and—yes—the ups and downs, have provided moments to become very involved in my work, as well as mo

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