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What a ride so far...

It's hard to believe that it was only six months ago that we launched the DIG framework. Designed InGenuity is the formal name, but...

Radical Ideas

I was a freshman at Dayton High School when the Innovate Dayton initiative began to take flight in the school district. During the...

Joy Felt

Last week, while Jami's teachers were rolling out the DIG framework to all of their students in Willamina, I was leading a group of...

Think Big, Start Small

These are unusual times, for sure. Much of the order we have known in a school day is gone. The building as a gathering place, the...

Leaning into Wonder

We gathered a week before spring break. Schools had just closed and we had to meet on a Zoom call because we could no longer be together...

Making Time to Connect

As humans, we seek connection with one another. At the very core of our existence, we need it. We are all experiencing this time of...

Spin-up Fast

A group of educators and industry professionals have been meeting monthly in McMinnville for over a year as an Innovate meet-up. These...

Open to Discovery

Isn’t it strange how the best ideas come when we are most relaxed and open to discovery? I recently attended a workshop from the Billions...

Episodes Revisited

Some authors have recently returned to my 1994 pattern language dubbed EPISODES. This pattern language has been recognized as a founding...

Into the Forest

Here, in the Pacific Northwest, we are tree people. Either by birth or by choice. We retreat to the woods, finding solace along forest...

Finding the Edge

In the New York Times, Lindsay Crouse recently wrote an opinion piece on becoming a marathon runner. This quest forced her beyond who she...

Beyond Education

The other day, someone asked Jami if our book was only for educators. She told them it wasn't – that this story is much bigger than just...

Go Big or Go Home

Last night I bumped into Mark Lawler and Don Domes at a TAO event. Both played pivotal roles in my journey into education. While I wrote...

It Takes a Village

The book is about to be released. As one of our last steps before publication, we had to put together our acknowledgment page. It turned...