A Personal Plea

More on the background later, but I ask you to consider the following action: Act Now!!! Ask your senators to pass S. Res.199 to establish Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the resolution on May 25, 2011 to support the establishment of “Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week” from December 1, 2011 to December 7, 2011. Goals of having a “Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week” include: Encouraging more government and public involvement in the effort to find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Raising awareness among the general public and health care professionals about […]

Day One – Design Thinking Interim Week Reflections

We had a great day today in our first day of our Interim Week project where we are using the Design Thinking principles to solve a local problem or issue. I had over planned the day (which is significantly better than under planning). Where we spent more time than I expected was determining what project(s) to work on. In the end, the students decided to work on two projects, one to deal with the number of backpacks which are piled up when we go to a community gathering and to begin to rethink the flow in our cafeteria service area. […]

On the Eve of Interim Week

It is the eve before Interim Week at North Shore. I love Interim Week. It gives us a chance to halt the routine and spend a week engaged and immersed in a passion-based project. This year, I am the guide on a Interim called “Innovate, Tinker, Design“. We will be spending the week using the principles of Design Thinking to work a a project yet to be determined. That is part of what we will spend tomorrow determining. I was scanning my Google Reader when I saw today’s post by Seth Godin, “What Do You Do When You Don’t Know […]