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1 “Imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown.” Shakespeare

2 Imagination “Good teachers thus have the ability to Imagine themselves in their students’ places Help students imagine themselves in other times, location, and circumstances.”

3 Imagination William James: “In teaching, you must simply work your pupil into such a state of interest in what you are going to teach him that everyone other subject of attention is banished from his mind; then reveal it to him so impressively that he will remember the occasion to his dying day; and finally fill him with a devouring curiosity to know what the next steps in connection with the subject are.”

4 Imagination Imagine how to capture their imagination This will differ from student to student Good teachers try to contrive ways of using their students’ varied interests to lead them to learn on their own

5 Imagination Imagination has to be assisted by memory Teachers must summon recollections of their own struggles to learn Must recall their own frustrations and failures

6 Imagination Imagination must be accompanied by compassion By a teacher’s understanding of the energies that students expend By a teacher’s understanding of the risks that students take to gain knowledge

7 Imagination Imagination is the quality that allows teachers to tackle subject matter in novel and attractive ways To play with knowledge To find fresh and distinctive approaches to putting facts and arguments together To respond to the interests of the students To respond to the situations of the students

8 Imagination “Imagination in teaching begins with confidence that knowledge is transferable.” Hope Some way of getting through Learning can happen. Now how do I make it happen?

9 Imagination “Imaginative teachers find their own ways to enhance learning.” Challenges to introducing knowledge Each student Each classroom Each subject Each occasion

10 Imagination “Imagination means visualizing students’ futures.” Teaching invites students to enter into a world of infinite possibilities of thought and vision Teaching aims at enriching students minds and spirits so that they can lead full lives through their understanding of life itself. Students can see knowledge as possible lives

11 Imagination “Imagination emphasizes the needs and reactions of students.” Teachers must present what students do not yet know in attractive and positive forms Teachers must convince students that they can Master new subject matter Play with new knowledge Create their own understanding of the world

12 Imagination “Imagination enhances and facilitates the presentation of subject matter.” Good teachers will make the strange familiar and the unintelligible obvious by imagining their students’ difficulties in advance

13 Imagination Teaching is always an act of faith. A teacher’s sustaining faith in the capacity of knowledge and understanding to enrich life Imagination in teaching thus has more to do with potential than with realization. Imagination allows a teacher to take each achievement of instruction as an invitation to envisage the outcome of the next challenge.

14 Imagination Imagination is a quality of vision and spirit It must be summoned from within

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