Archive for the ‘IDEAS Center’ Category

Zip Ties + Wheels + Shower Board = Culture Shift

December 3, 2014
Board work during a class significantly shifts how students participate in the learning: whether it is a chalk talk,  problem solving, declining verbs, or sketching a design when students are up and at a board…Read More

MAKING with food + fabric

November 9, 2014
The hardest thing about being on weekend duty is not the  hanging out with kids (that is the good stuff) but the letting go of the weekend time to do the stuff that recharges me.…Read More

Visual Bio + On Snow Coaches as Designers

November 5, 2014
Getting ready for the 90 Minute Design Challenge with the on-snow staff this morning, it hit me that it was a good time for a visual bio.   After 22 years of teaching English, books…Read More

MAKE your math final

October 29, 2014
Math teacher and snowboard coach Dave Lynch is an early adopter, which means that he starts using technology as soon as it is available. He has been on the leading edge of  modifying and enhancing…Read More

Design Thinking + Hidden Spaces

October 22, 2014
Before the faculty spent time addressing the design challenge of organizing and furnishing Hanscom Hall and MSC, they spent an hour walking through the buildings.  It was the first time in my 20+ year tenure…Read More

‘There’s a certain slant of light’

July 4, 2014
materials instinct The Gould Academy Hanscom Renovation Phase II is a thorough gutting of the ground level. Duct work uncoils like painted and dented snakes of old and belt drivers and massive louvered air vents…Read More