• Book Reads,  Teaching and Learning

    Beware of the person of one book.

    During lunch today, I was skimming Facebook and came across a post from an awesome teacher friend Autumn with the following intro: ISO: 21 Generous friends who are looking to bless one of my students for the year! I was intrigued. I kept on reading… Each month I receive the Scholastic Book Club fliers to send home for students to share with their families and purchase books if they would like. Many families cannot afford to purchase books to have at home, especially at various times of the year where holidays and new school supplies spread us all thin. Here’s the idea I’d like to try out this year: How…

  • Book Reads,  Design Thinking

    Designing From The Heart

    I have been reading quite a few books on design, but none have actually been designed with the elegance of this human: how to be the person designing for other people by Melis Senova, PhD.  I did not want to finish reading it because I was enjoying the content and layout so much. Luckily, it’s the kind of book that serves as an ongoing reference, which means I will have the pleasure of rereading portions of it many times over the next few years. Senova has an interesting background. Not only is she a pioneer in human-centered design, but she is also educated in both neuroscience and engineering. Oh, and a…