Only Connect at Project Wayfinder: Purpose, Meaning, and Human-Centered Education

(Following is a blog post introducing a series I’m posting at plusus.org based upon my attendance at Project Wayfinder’s Summer Teacher Institute.  I’ll be posting once a day about my experiences at Proj. Wayfinder and links I find to design … Continue reading

Purpose and the Story We Tell Ourselves: Wayfinding our own Oceans.

In 1995, the prolific warbler Neil Young (and members of Pearl Jam) released Mirror Ball.  The album featured one of Young’s iconic declarations of independence, “I’m the Ocean.”  With a chorus declaring the title’s metaphysical conceit and lyrics probing smaller, … Continue reading

If We’re Not Teaching the Self, What’s the Use?

I recently attended a conference at The Perkiomen School in East Greenville, PA on “Disrupting Education.”  Sure, it’s almost a cliché by now, this disruption thing.  However, when we’re disrupting the thing I do for a living, I’m listening.  I’m … Continue reading

Design, Education, and Human Beings in the Becoming

(This post is the second in the Project Wayfinder series I’m writing for myself and the design consultancy Form & Faculty, where I serve as Learning Director) Project Wayfinder‘s Summer Institute for Teachers at Brown University has thrown me for … Continue reading