One thing I’ve come to appreciate over the past 3 years while working at the Ontario Ministry of Education as an Education Officer (lol to that job title – no policing ever occurred) are conceptual
The focus of the entire year in my class is how to be a better thinker, collaborator and problem-solver. Students learn to use thinking tools and then constantly reflect on how their thinking abilities have
Bring IT Together has come and gone. I presented a half-day workshop on Wednesday and the closing keynote on Friday. What a fantastic experience! There were over 120 people at the workshop and for a
This week we spent time considering ideas, and how to think about them. I had circulated through the class asking, “What have you always wondered about?” and recorded their thoughts. These thoughts became the
It is only a few weeks until Bring IT Together, Ontario’s education technology conference. I am thrilled to be presenting an introductory workshop on Integrative Thinking on November 4th and even more thrilled to be
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Canada’s first Civic Design Camp held at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The purpose of the day was to bring designers, public servants
What would happen if an entire community became better at thinking, collaboration and complex problem-solving?
“By age 25, 20% of Canadian youth will have developed a mental illness.” For those who work in education, this is no surprise. While organizations like the
Well, it has come and gone – my first full day workshop. For a first run at this I would say it was a success.
A few weeks ago I had to pleasure of chatting with Jenn Chan host of This is Iterative, a podcast series exploring everything about design thinking and education. We chatted about the differences between Integrative