To start the year and ease us back into design briefs, the Innovation Diploma facilitators gave us a design brief for our school. We were to increase traffic and awareness of the outdoor classrooms behind the school. The result would hopefully prove to people that you can learn outside of a classroom and it doesn't … Continue reading The Outdoor Classrooms
BEFORE the week at Stanford’s d.school... I often saw teams being lead by one or two people, and the leaders often didn’t change. Sometimes one person was the leader for multiple projects, taking that role because no one else stepped up to lead. I often heard people complain about the “bossy” leaders because they felt … Continue reading What have you learned about leadership?
(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
I consider myself lucky for getting to meet my great grandmother. She was a wonderful woman, a huge influence on many of the readers in my family, and the glue that held together her sons' families, especially in the younger generations. A year ago today, she passed, and I wanted to take some time to tell … Continue reading Nana
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?
I've heard plenty of fellow students say there is no point in having history class: it doesn't teach you to write like English, why the world is the way it is like science, and there are so many reasons we learn math I don't have enough time to list them out. But why do we … Continue reading The Importance of History Class
Okay, there are many other things I could be doing right now, but as none of them are actually due tomorrow and I have been itching to write this post for what feels like months but has really only been a week or two, I'm going to finally write this. First off, hello again! I know … Continue reading Learning to Enjoy Learning Again