Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

In a few short months, our oldest will be at college. The memories of those ordinary days sustain me now as I prepare for the imminent separation. So if your child asks you to play this morning, please ignore the phone and the to-do list, get on the ground and enter his/her world for a while. Those are the moments I cherish as I wait for the thud upstairs to signal that the teenagers are up~

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Design Thinking

I love the LED lamp design challenge at Nueva School in Hillsborough, California described in What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift. I have wondered about asking students to observe and identify social problems in school and help craft solutions for them. We need better problem identifiers and solvers to run this world when we are old!