MUST READ | Seriously. If you even so much as *think* you might be interested in design or design thinking, you need to read this. It is where Carissa Carter, the d.school's director of teaching and learning, tackles what I have long wanted to see tackled in the learning and teaching of design thinking. Teach a process that fits the needs of your students. While the hexagons are a handy front door, there are so many more rooms to explore than they immediately suggest. Let’s stop talking about THE design process
This sounds a lot like the how and why the d.school is ahead of the game when it comes to leadership training: "I’ve come to appreciate four factors that lie at the heart of good, practical leadership development: making it experiential; influencing participants’ “being,” not just their “doing”; placing it into its wider, systemic context; and enrolling faculty who act less as experts and more as Sherpas." Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders
"No one came to me and said 'this is how you speak to others who don’t look like you.'"
This reminds me of when my mother taught me how to answer the phone. Be polite, and be crisp. She'd shift to an almost received pronunciation tone. I still answer the phone that way, albeit with a truncated greeting. I am so used to code switching now, I don't even feel it anymore.
Yes, this is a listicle from BuzzFeed. Yes, it's here for a reason. I am back in D.C. now, it's getting cold, and I need to look like I run my own company on the outside even if the only thing I want to do is curl up on the couch in some sweats or go on an aimless walk in my Olukais. So, I need to drop my academe chic and figure out what Professional Emi wears. These are desperate times, and desperate times call for a listicle. 19 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Stylish
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