Who We Are

We are a group of four progressive educators from New York City and Los Angeles. Our combined experience includes designing Imaginative Inquiry Social Studies curriculums for grades K-5th and teaching in 2nd-4th grade classrooms for a combined 35 years in both public and independent schools.

We work with classroom teachers to design and implement lessons that activate student engagement by presenting contexts that allow students to experience critical issues of a time and/or place, consider multiple points of view, and step in as expert problem-solvers. These lessons are created in tandem with teachers so that they meet a school’s specific curricular goals, and help support and deepen teachers’ existing curricula. Our Institute offers teaching residencies, on-site coaching and workshops in our methods.

About Imaginative Inquiry

Developed in the United Kingdom, Imaginative Inquiry is an approach based on the idea that children’s imagination is our greatest resource in the classroom, placing it center stage as a powerful tool for learning. Within a community of inquiry, teachers and students create exciting and meaningful contexts for learning, using conventions of theatre—such as point of view, tension, and narrative—to explore curricular objectives. Students are not merely passive observers of the stories of our world, but are collectively invited to take action in the realm of possibility that Imaginative Inquiry provides.