(This hasn't been read over because it's past midnight and I really need to go to bed, so please forgive any mistakes.) I often say to my mom, in the late hours of the night when I wish there was just one more hour added to the day so the mountain of work I still … Continue reading A Race Against Time
(This was written in 20 minutes, please forgive mistakes). Nature is an interesting thing. As humans, we've been studying and using and talking about nature since practically our beginning, but we are not separate of nature. We don't create nature, yet we sometimes act as if we do. In Norse Mythology, the Tree of Life … Continue reading Trees and Ecosystems
A problem is a disconnect between two things. It's this itch of, "That's not right." It's, "This could be better," or "This isn't complete." Over the last year, I've noticed a problem between how adults experience design thinking at my school, and how students experience it. We have fuse, CoI, EdLeader21, and other events were … Continue reading The Disconnect and the Disinterest
Culture is an interesting thing. Basically, a group of people gets together and decides, "This is how we want to live," and bam, it's a culture. But the key part there is that it's a group of people, a community. This idea came up in the discussion I had with Anya today after our reread … Continue reading Allegory of the Cave, Part II
In July of 2010, Newsweek posted an article titled “The Creativity Crisis,” which argues that America is decreasing its students’ creativity even as it increases their intelligence. This is shocking to a country which has long valued creativity - one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, is prized for how creative he was - and … Continue reading The Key to Solving the Creativity Crisis
(This was written on a 30 minute timer, so please excuse errors) As a high school student, I've been looking at a lot of colleges and trying to figure out what the next steps are. I started reading Grant Lichtman's #EdJourney the other day and one of the ideas that kept coming back to me … Continue reading Senior Study
There's this vlog series I love called Nothing Much To Do that is based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. It's set in New Zealand and follows a group of teenagers as if they were going through the events of the play in a modern day high school. In one of the episodes, a character … Continue reading Who Taught Sherlock?