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
The 29th to the 2nd was the final week of career study. It was also the week that I was finally able to test our prototype!!!!! Arriving at this step in the design process was a little surreal after this school year long curiosity journey. I tested the Curiosity Box prototype with four 7th grade … Continue reading Testing the Prototype!!!!
In this first week of career study, I have been thinking a lot about storytelling. Some of the best teachers I have ever had were so impactful because they knew how to spin a good story. Sometimes it might seem that storytelling in teaching might only lend itself to subjects like history or english. However, … Continue reading Storytelling in Teaching: People Love What Other People Are Passionate About
While being on career study, I’ve had the strange experience of forgetting what it is like to be a student when I am in the midst of being in a classroom setting. This is baffling considering I have spent most of my life as a student in school and have spent most of this past … Continue reading A Sudden Case of Teacher Amnesia
After having our schedule filled with school trips, college visits, and AP testing, we are finally back in class and are beginning get a better sense of what this prototype will look like. We’ve gathered so much information through teacher and student interviews so we have a pretty clear picture illustrated to us of what … Continue reading An Update on the Project – Finally
One of my favorite times of the whole year is April. Not only is this the start of spring when new life emerges, flowers begin to blossom in the most unexpected places, and just the air itself seems sweeter, but it is also National Poetry Month. Mr. Heidt recently lent us his book How To … Continue reading Design, Education, and National Poetry Month