(Un)healthy Productivity Tips and Following Your Curiosity

I recently saw this video by Hank Green of the popular video blog youtube channel Vlogbrothers: Some Unhealthy Productivity Tips (and some Healthy ones) In the video, Green shares tips on how he stays productive (some he considers healthy and some unhealthy). In the video, he says he’s been pondering a lot recently on “doing … Continue reading (Un)healthy Productivity Tips and Following Your Curiosity


Reflecting on a Crucial Part of Growth: Failure

I wrote the following blogpost right at the end of career study after proposing yet another lesson plan that was confusing and did not meet all of the objectives of what my career study teacher needed to be taught. As we are nearing the end of this school year and the formal “in school” end … Continue reading Reflecting on a Crucial Part of Growth: Failure

Ira Socol, Reminders, and Risk Taking

Although I’ve tried to follow along with the twitter chats and the live streams for IMMOOC, I’ve found it a bit difficult to keep up with the blog prompts. Often, this arose from trying to make each blog post as polished as possible, but instead would result in blog posts never actually fully being finished … Continue reading Ira Socol, Reminders, and Risk Taking

Interview with a Teacher

The following is an interview we conducted with an art teacher at school. The first part of this post is notes from the interview. The second part is our thoughts and reflections on the interview. Tell me about your experiences in school as a student Good, enjoyed school Excelled in art and music, enjoyed English … Continue reading Interview with a Teacher

Insights and Conversations with Anya

On Thursday we had the chance to Skype with Anya Smith. If you don't know Anya, you should take a look at our Voices page and head over to her blog at PinyaBananas.wordpress.com.  Sharing passions for design, education transformation, and theater, we feel like she’s a kindred spirit. Now a senior at Mount Vernon Presbyterian … Continue reading Insights and Conversations with Anya

Advice from Doris

After beginning our ascent out of the Pits of Despair, I began to wander back through the “Curiosity in Education” journey so far. These wanderings are where I made the horrible discovery that we had our first meeting and discussion with Doris Wells-Papanek of The Design Learning Network three months ago yesterday. Over the summer, … Continue reading Advice from Doris