1. Improving School Lunch By Design (Martin)- design thinking approach to improving school lunches
“Sure, we could close all the campuses and get the same results,” says Sandy Speicher, an associate partner at IDEO, “but designing with the kids’ desires in mind makes them feel valued. Kids learn about what they’re eating through their choices. The district learns about consumption patterns and reduces waste. Everyone gets smarter.”
2. Setting Norms (Richardson)- comments on the newly opened Workshop School in Philadelphia
5. Learning By Making (Dougherty)- learning by doing, engaging students in creating physical products
I see the power of engaging kids in science and technology through the practices of making and hands-on experiences, through tinkering and taking things apart. Schools seem to have forgotten that students learn best when they are engaged; in fact, the biggest problem in schools is boredom. Students sit passively, expected to absorb all the content that is thrown at them without much context. The context that’s missing is the real world.
6. Casey Neistat- any of the films on the page are worth viewing but the one below is a personal favorite