Design Thinking in the Classroom

What is design thinking? Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills. The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled “Design Thinking” by Tim Brown, CEO and president of design company IDEO. […]

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Your Life is Not a Journey

“The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. That is to say, it doesn’t have some destination that it ought to arrive at. But that it is best understood by the analogy with music. Because music, as an art form is essentially playful. We say, […]

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Habits of Mind

When given the opportunity to tackle big ideas, this is how children begin to see themselves. The students become interested in solving problems, something we want them to be able to do in all subjects. We never set out to be the next Zuckerberg. After all, that’s not what STEM and Computational Thinking is about. […]

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Beyond the Horizon

10 Dylan quotes to Educate, Inspire & make you Think I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. “We’re constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. […]

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THE COINCIDENCE OF OPPOSITES

Alan Watts explains the sense in nonsense and how to enjoy the playfulness of life while sincerely participating in the human game. “If, therefore, we forget, you see, that black and white are inseparable and that existence is constituted equivalently by being and non-being, then we get scared. And we have to play a game […]

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Kindergarten Teaches the World

Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]

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Let Go

“Letting go” has become a catch-all phrase in spiritual circles that often get misinterpreted. Here’s a powerful video of Krishnamurti, Alan Watts and Terence Mckenna discussing the art of mindfully letting go of our attachments and what it really means to live in the flow of life. The moment we make it about “keeping” something […]

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