2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

Browse the Schedule to find and add workshops to 'My Workshops'.

Emotion At The Helm: Strategies For Engaging Emotion & Imagination In The Secondary Classroom (Humanities Focus)

Research shows that emotional engagement is required for memory, complex thinking, and decision-making. Students’ emotional engagement with subject matter contributes to their motivation, to deep understanding, and the application of learning to real-world contexts. In short, emotion matters. Of course, educators already know this. We all strive to engage our students meaningfully with our curriculum because we know that’s when real learning happens. This session describes easy-to-use “cognitive tools” or learning strategies that teachers in all secondary subject areas can employ to maximize emotional engagement in their classrooms. Our examples will reflect Humanities 8-12 curriculum, but the tools we will describe are applicable in any subject area. Come and see what you can do to leave your students inspired. #imaginED www.educationthatinspires.ca


Target Audience



Gillian Judson

Gillian Judson is a teacher/researcher/writer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her main interest is the role of imagination in all learning and how all educators can routinely engage and inspire their students by tapping into this great learning tool. Info on her other publications and projects can be found here: http://ierg.ca/gillianjudson/

Connect with Gillian and other imaginative educators at imaginED: Education that inspires (www.educationthatinspires.ca)

Wendy Johnston

Wendy Johnston is Department Head and Humanities teacher at North Surrey Secondary school. (*please add lines below to include 3rd speaker)

Mark Maretic teaches Humanities at the Guildford Learning Center. Both Wendy and Mark are in the home stretch of their MEd degrees in Imaginative Education at SFU.  

Mark Maretic--Guildford Learning Center--maretic_m@surreyschools.ca

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Seats Available