Creative Leaders | Creative Doers

Just a few days ago I read a post by Tim Brown, CEO IDEO, titled “How Might Design Thinking Help the TSA?”  He discussed how air travel is comprised of an interconnected system, and it is hard to effect significant change in any system by looking at only...

inside the Do Lab | Purpose Learning

Buildingoff of a study on Purpose Learning out of Stanford University, we have created a very exciting learning experience for our Creative Doers in the Do Lab. The essence of Purpose Learning is that academic pursuits are linked with the purpose that fuels it.  This...

Learning Computer Science the MIT ICE Lab Way

They walked in excited, but not fully knowing what to expect.  We had promised an exciting, fun and relevant way to learn about the field of computing.  However, in the back of their minds they were envisioning lines and lines of computer code.  When was the bait and...

Can Developing a Sense of Belonging Create Grit?

It’s exciting to see their eyes light up – when they walk into a building that they have passed literally hundreds of times without knowing what goes on inside. Our Creative Doers at Fletcher Maynard Academy are starting to get the message – this can...

From Hand-Made Musical Instruments to MIT

Photo Credit: MIT idm /  John Parrillo   It’s a long way from making hand-made musical instruments to becoming an MIT student, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.  After spending 4 days immersed in the world of MIT graduate students, 2 of our 5 students...