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Gillian Judson is a Twitter celebrity who goes by the username @perfinker. She is a real life human filled with tons of energy and enthusiasm for all things in imagination. Gillian enjoys teaching, researching, writing in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is also co-directing the ImaginED education research group. As an educational consultant she explores a range of topics including imagination and ecological teaching practices, educational program design and educational change. Sharing things with you: 2:42 - To Envision the Impossible 7:10 - Teachers are Affecting Our Kids Choices 14:45 - 3 Major Misconceptions 20:30 - Words are the Limit 35:03 - Alleviating the Suffering The Takeaway Thought: "It is dangerous to think about our students as “thinkers” - human beings never just “think”. We are emotional beings who perceive, feel, and think simultaneously. Our students - all learners, are “perfinkers” (David Krech). What does teaching look like when we acknowledge that our students are perfinkers?" Gillian Judson "If you say something to an individual and you think that they grasp your meaning, you are a full. Because any number of words I have used in a sentence could've led you to envision something slightly different. Words - we can't get beyond them, we are entitled to them but they limit us." Find out more about Gillian Judson: Website: http://ierg.ca/gillianjudson/ Blog: http://www.educationthatinspires.ca/ Columns: http://www.bamradionetwork.com/teaching-teens-tweens/blogger/listings/gillianjud http://www.creativitypost.com/authors/profile/200/GJudson Connect with Gillian on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationandEducation/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillianjudson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/perfinker Google+: https://plus.google.com/collection/MAuuEB Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gillianjudson/ We encourage you to help our show through the iTunes rate, review, and subscribe button! Learn more about calmversations now: calmversation.org/

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