Using heads, hearts and hands for impactful learning experiences While searching through my cluttered garage, I came across a tattered book that I used to read to my children. I found myself absorbed in the story and it made me realize how words and pictures have the power to evoke strong emotions. It also made me reflect […]Read Full Story
Teachers are the ultimate givers. Whether figuring out how to best reach a shy child, juggling how to cover content standards, or building supportive relationships with colleagues, the demands can often feel endless. This led us to wonder: What are teachers doing to replenish themselves? Last month The San Mateo County Office of Education and […]Read Full Story
I spent the last six weeks in Singapore where I led twenty design thinking workshops for educators. I had decided that when I returned home I would spend some time reflecting on what I had learned. For me, that means […]Read Full Story
Sometimes the signs are subtle, like a meeting room stocked with stacks of neon-colored Post-it notes and black Sharpies. Other times they are grand, like a prominent spot on the agenda of a product design conference. Design thinking makes its way into an organizational culture in many different ways. In my experience, organizations that learn […]Read Full Story
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