What If We’re Designing for Disengagement?

A favorite opening question of mine in professional development workshops is: What do you struggle with the most as a teacher? The answers are almost always: 1. Students’ lack of motivation 2. Students don’t value education 3. Parents aren’t supportive 4. Students don’t believe in themselves 5. Technology distracts students These comments are not facts,... Continue Reading →

Discomfort By Design

“Everyone had a very top-down approach, and it brought the same individuals as always to the table.” — Antionette Carroll This quote, from the founder of the social justice nonprofit Creative Reaction Lab, struck me as astute and succinct. Top-down approaches are easy. They’re controlled, predictable, and efficient. Those aren’t bad things, but they risk becoming the... Continue Reading →

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