The Experiment Continues

And now the time has come to move to an even greater scrum challenge, working with adults. While sixth graders are a challenge, maybe even the ultimate challenge, I think the adults are still going to be more, shall we say, complicated. With sixth graders, I have certain teacher powers, and the stakes for us were fairly low. We were making a Mine Craft house after all and one of our greatest challenges was to resist the temptation to “battle” and “kill” each other. While this could be a potential hazard with the adults, the good news is we are …

The Barcelona Project

Two projects were selected for the Integrated Studio School Courses at Parsons New School for Strategic Design and Management. One would be in New York City and one would focus on a neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain. The stars aligned, and a ray of sunlight beamed directly upon me, and I got the Barcelona Project! Yes, I am a very good and happy traveler, although somewhat contained to a Pinterest page these days. And while we may not actually go to Barcelona as a class, I now feel compelled to take a boots on the ground approach and see the work …

Where to Start

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain I have this quote on a sticky note on my desktop. I’ve been staring at it for quite awhile thinking about a blog. The problem is my mind can get really full and the ideas tend to roll really well while I’m driving or taking a long walk and not so much when sitting at my laptop. However, something happened recently that really pushed me to get going on this blog thing. I recently started a graduate program in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons New School. It’s mostly online …