Helping Students Find Their Voices

Metaphorical Ways of Knowing: The Imaginative Nature of Thought and Expression offers tools for teachers to develop the imaginative use of language in their students with the goal of fostering thinking, expression, and discovery,” posits Lincoln Center Institute teaching artist Lynn Neuman in her review of this title from the National Council of Teachers of English. ”The book will help you help your students develop their own voices, but it might help you further your own as well.” Read Neuman’s full review on LCI’s Resource Center Blog.

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On the Road: Part One

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The last few weeks have seen the kick-off of the Imagination Conversations national initiative, a project of Lincoln Center Institute. I was thrilled to serve as moderator at the first two conversations, which took place at the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City and at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Zipping from one to the other, I saw firsthand that imagination is spreading—and I was proud to be a contagion.

The OKC conversation sported a remarkable roster of panelists: CEO Cliff Hudson, State Senator Clark Jolley, newspaper publisher Mary Mèlon, medical researcher Steve Prescott, composer Jerod Tate, and university president Roger Webb. I don’t have space here to transmit the full body of their wisdom, but I will say a few words about Hudson, who runs the drive-in food chain Sonic Corporation and whose career settles all doubts about whether imagination has a place in the business world. Continue reading