The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding An essential book for truly understanding the depth and breadth of Imaginative Education pedagogy. I have read it many times!
The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places Powerful reminder just how nature and play outdoors influences us.
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others A great read for everyone--another indication just how deeply emotion and imagination contribute to who we are as humans.
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul Inspired me to start the #playmatters series on imaginED. We simply do not play in learning enough when it comes to Higher Education.
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World A book that has influenced me deeply. Profound.
The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems Rich ecology lessons/ecological metaphors--we can learn so much from nature. Influential for my thinking about pedagogy!
Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act One of the inspirations for the Walking Curriculum as an example of imaginative eco ed. Thank you Dan Rubinstein!
Walden; Or, Life in the Woods Good to read periodically--a reminder to slow down. Walk. Dwell. Observe.
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative Cognitive tools are everywhere--book inspired my work in Imaginative Educational Leadership and role of imagination/creativity.
How to Get Ideas Because having ideas and getting new ones is always a good thing. But not always easy.
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Would love to book club this one with Imaginative Educators--real synergy between Emdin's suggestions and the cognitive tools we use so often.
A Short History of Nearly Everything I am a die-hard Bryson fan--have read everything. He is masterful at engaging our imaginations and making the world wonderful. A MUST read for Imaginative Scie
Engaging Minds: Changing Teaching in Complex Times Love the ecological metaphors in this core curriculum text. So many deep questions for theoretical and practical growth.
To Dwell with a Boundless Heart: Essays in Curriculum Theory, Hermeneutics, and the Ecological Imagination Everyone. Must. Read. Jardine. A catalyst for seeing the world in new and wonder-full ways!
Children's Special Places: Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood Our imagination's at work in Place-making. Did you make forts? I sure did! Big influence in my thesis work.
Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities The more we embed learning in communities in real-world and imaginative ways the better. Good core text for PBEd