Category Archives: Design Thinking

Let’s Celebrate Divergent Thinking!

Do you see how one thing these two thinkers have in common about explaining divergent thinking involves school? With that in mind, let’s leave behind your school brain and enjoy this moment to foster a new cognitive skill that helps … Continue reading

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#Screenagers: Facilitating a #PBL Community Program

This project-based learning class began their journey with the challenge to identify and understand the most pressing issues for their generation. This is a truly student-centered approach, and I have not found many other examples of this type of ground … Continue reading

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Connect a Moment in Section 52 to Another Location in Whitman’s Work

The technology staff in the Crowsnest is back on the job to isolate perhaps the most important part of this video that will help you understand how and why Whitman develops the first person voice in Leaves of Grass. You … Continue reading

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Let’s Use Malcolm Gladwell’s Podcast to Introduce Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

Malcolm Gladwell examines the story of this famous painting to begin his podcast. Below is an image of Calling the Roll After An Engagement, Crimea, better known as The Roll Call. I used the image from Wikipedia; it is an 1874 oil-on-canvas … Continue reading

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John Green’s Sonnet Video

Enjoy John Green’s great video to help review our work with Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130. You may understand some of the themes that we processed in class better by viewing this video. This may also help you understand a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Design Thinking: It’s Your Future

Utilizing Design Thinking skills will be important for your success in the future. In order for you to experience this design thinking process, I want to challenge you as a class to enter the design thinking process and eventually design … Continue reading

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One Giant Leap for Design Thinking

We had an amazing first foray into our Design Thinking exercise today in our Shakespeare elective. As we read Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing earlier in the year and reviewed the comic elements in Hamlet, we tried a new … Continue reading

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