Testing the Prototype!!!!

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!!!!

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

Reflecting on Brilliant Teachers and Students

When I reflect on my experiences in school in both high school and middle school, I am inexpressibly grateful to all of my teachers. Working with teachers at the middle school has caused me to remember why middle school was the place I first felt empowered, as if the whole universe was at my finger … Continue reading Reflecting on Brilliant Teachers and Students

A Sudden Case of Teacher Amnesia

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

First Experiences on Career Study

At the end of the year during senior year of high school, our school does a program called Career Study. In the last three to four weeks of school, the Seniors will go on an internship, shadowing and working with someone in a field that interests them. In these past couple of days, we’ve had … Continue reading First Experiences on Career Study

An Update on the Project – Finally

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

Design, Education, and National Poetry Month

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