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Save the Bees with Creative Problem Solving

Save the Bees with Creative Problem Solving

One of the best ways to help students experience the power of creative thinking is to involve them in solving real world problems. Sometimes problems appropriate for young problem-solvers are local to a school or neighborhood, but sometimes young people can have an impact on problems of global scale. One such problem is the die … Continue reading

Design Thinking 1: What is it?

Design Thinking 1: What is it?

Want a better mousetrap? Want hotels that feel like home? How about a new way of thinking about literature? A new way to design curriculum? You might consider Design Thinking. While there are a number of varieties and definitions, design thinking is a process, much akin to Creative Problem Solving (CPS), in which the strategies … Continue reading

Choose 2 Matter: Make the World a Little Better

Choose 2 Matter: Make the World a Little Better

How many times do we watch the news and feel helpless, surrounded by problems too enormous to understand, to say nothing of solve? Imagine then, being young, and feeling the same way. But it doesn’t have to be like that. One option is Choose2Matter. Choose2Matter started in 2011 with Angela Maiers’ TED deMoines talk focused … Continue reading