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  • Redesigning Education:  Rethinking College Admissions

    (All of Garreth’s writing represent a view from the crossroads of education and design. See more of Garreth’s posts here.) THE BEAUTIFUL DANGER OF COFFEE AFTER 2PM Saturday night, somewhere around 12:20 AM, I was searching my twitter feed and came across a post from Grant Lichtman.  The tweet linked to a report from the…

  • Why Design: Design as Liberal Education

    (Third post in the “Why Design?” series. All of Garreth’s writing represents a view from the crossroads of education and design. See more of Garreth’s posts here.) The emergence of design thinking in the twentieth century . . . lies in a concern to connect and integrate useful knowledge from the arts and sciences alike,…

  • Why Design: From Making the Grade to Making

    (Second post in the “Why Design?” series. All of Garreth’s writing represent a view from the crossroads of education and design. See more of Garreth’s posts here. I work in an area of Pennsylvania with many “good” public schools.  I say “good” because there are a number of high schools in this area that sit…

  • A View from the Crossroads: Why Design?

    (First post in the “Why Design?” series. All of Garreth’s writing represent a view from the crossroads of education and design. See more of Garreth’s posts here. Here begins a series of posts looking at the research and rationale for the inclusion of design-based learning, the use/presence of design and maker programs in school curricula,…

  • Education and Design: A View from the Crossroads

    All of Garreth’s writing represent a view from the crossroads of education and design. See more of Garreth’s posts here. I’m nearly twenty-five years into my career as a public school teacher.  That seems to amaze a lot of people, especially when they learn that most of my career was spent in middle-school classrooms.  But…

  • May’s Design Round Table @ The Shipley School

    May’s Design Round Table was held at The Shipley School and hosted by Lower School Science Teacher Dan Del Duca and Upper School Science Teacher and Elizabeth Zodda. We began with a discussion on how maker-ed skills can be incorporated into other disciplines, and shared stories of how making has facilitated cross-disciplinary projects. Afterwards, we…