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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 3: Design Thinking In School

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Think. Design. Create. Test. Analyze. Think. Design. Iterate. Test. Solve. Improve. Solve better.

Think you're done? Think again!

The Design Thinking Process is really a cycle that looks something like this:


Take the iPhone. Apple releases a new model every year. Why? Profit of course! But, each version is better. It offers something new. Something desirable. Something that solves a past problem and improves the user experience.

So, the next time you create something, take a deep breath and realize that it can be improved. In fact, if you don't improve it, someone else will! iPhone wasn't the first smartphone on the market, but as of August 2, 2016 4:32 PM is THE SMARTPHONE on the market. It is debatable if the iPhone is the best device of its kind, but it's undeniable it is the most popular. At least in the US.

Why? Design Thinking My Friend. Design Thinking.

If that doesn't convince you to TEACH YOUR STUDENTS THE DESIGN THINKING PROCESS, I give up...


Today, I use a chemistry example to show you how to teach Design Thinking. You can easily apply it to geography, math, or gym. Or Jim Shoe. Just kidding. If your last name is Shoe, don't name your next son Jim. Please...

Here's Part 3: Design Thinking In School. Enjoy!


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I founded Focus 2 Achieve to provide innovative classroom tools that empower teachers and help students achieve more success. In my first life, I am a husband, a father, and a teacher. In my second life, I spend time discovering what "really works" aka "best practices" in education, problem-solving, and creating products for teachers and students. I recently wrote a book titled "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom." It is a book designed for Students that uses brain research and brain based learning strategies to help student become better learners. The book can be used by Teachers to help students learn more effectively, and Parents to help their children become more aware of how they learn. 


I have a BS in Earth and Environmental Sciences and an MA in Teaching. I teach high school Chemistry and Principles of Engineering and my professional interests focus on discovering and learning how the human mind learns and acquires lasting knowledge and skills, so that I can help my (and other) students learn more effectively and achieve greater academic success.


I am also a fan of the Jedi order (and use DA FORCE frequently), ninjas (both masked and unmasked), and the superhero in all of us. Oh, and I am on a Quest to Change the World, because I can. I believe we all can.

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