What do you do as an innovative learner when Life throws you a COVID-19 Curveball…?
At the beginning of the year, I discovered that a local design firm in my neighborhood was opening an incubator/maker/presentation/learning space in a turn of the 20th-century woollen mill. Dubbed Flux, the space was exactly what I have been trying to create in my own school, only about 7 times bigger! So I had toContinue reading “Learning in Flux: The Joy of Purpose-Based Education”
Here’s a website that chronicles the best design competitions for high school students of the past year. I know you have your projects at present, but many of you could do more or will be ending your projects soon. Get on these!
When I was barely in 9th grade, I first encountered the music of Talking Heads. It was the summer of 1983, and Speaking in Tounges was on heavy rotation on my Sony Walkman as I sat on a rusting, red Wheel Horse tractor cutting acres of grass for my house and my neighbor’s. Hours of idle passesContinue reading “Innovation: “This Must Be the Place””
Museums come in all shapes and sizes. This one, which I found through @tombarrett ‘s “dialogical learning” e-mails, offers a look at Empathy, and it does so in a rather ingenious way. We talk so much about empathy as the key to design thinking, but the concept is far deeper than the utilitarian implications spurredContinue reading “Empathy: The Museum”