Design Movement Blog

A 21st Century Learning and Leadership Conversation

Coca-Cola Rethinks Workplace Experience. Have You? #109 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSHow does the most recognizable brand in the world, Coca-Cola, rethink the employee experience? How do... read more

Gather Around The Learning Pond Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you had the chance, how would you spend your sabbatical? Well, leaving his school behind, Grant... read more

Innovation to School Part 2 #107 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSIn Part 2, Suzie Boss discusses a few recommendations of bringing innovation to school, the sense of... read more

Fail Up, Polyglots & Global Exposure

This week I have a special guest posting to my blog. After reading a thoughtful post to our internal community, I felt the urge to highlight it on Design Movement because it reflects the essence of a passionate and dedicated staff willing to fail inside the classroom... read more

Innovation not a Renovation #106 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSTo renovate or to innovate?…that is the question. Aligned with the mission and... read more

What’s Your IQ? Part 1, #105 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSDesign Movement welcomes Suzie Boss to discuss her latest book, Bringing Innovation to School.... read more

Have the Courage to Try

Participating in Leadership Atlanta this year, we have discussed some daunting and overwhelming topics — race, criminal justice, education, transportation, immigration, healthcare. Watching Moonshot Thinking, all it takes is the courage to try. What dent will... read more

Are You Strange? #104 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSMichael Wagner, President of White Rabbit Group, joins the Design Movement podcast to discuss... read more

What Alex Smith, 49ers #2, Taught Me

Alex Smith, now #2 quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, had a strong showing at the beginning of the year and unfortunately sustained a concussion that took him out of the game. When fully recovered, Coach Harbaugh decided to stay with his replacement as the... read more

The Space-Makers Part 2, #103 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSScott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, Co-Directors of the Environments Collaborative at... read more

The Space-Makers Part 1, #102 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS “Space is the body language of your organization.” Scott Doorley and Scott... read more

Seek to Embrace One Space

Now that we are entering the third week of January and knowing that I have kept my resolutions for 2013 thus far, I thought I would share… Cross my t’s. Adapted from Tim Brown at IDEO, I desire to be more of a t-shaped leader. The vertical stroke... read more

The Idea-Maker, Charles Lee #101 Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSAs the first guest on Design Movement, Charles Lee (@charlestlee) discusses his latest book,... read more

Season 1: Learn Faster Lead Further

This week, Design Movement launches Season 1. Anyone with a desire to go deeper in 21st century leadership and learning in and out of the educational world will want to join this podcast movement. I will be interviewing leading educational thinkers, ideamakers,... read more

Inspired by Apple

Reviewing my blog entries for 2012 and reflecting on the emails, phone calls, and responses to them, I am reposting Welcome Letter to Mount Vernon Team.  Special thanks to Jonathan Martin as he posted it with Connected Principals. In August, we kicked off The Year of... read more

4-Year-Old Shares Story

On this Christmas day, listen to a brief account of the miracle journey. My 4-year-old learned this at school, so I thought I would share with you. Blessings to you in... read more

3 Innovative Projects Coming in 2013

In 2013, the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIF) will be participating in three exciting collaborative projects. Since Mount Vernon has been sought out for its innovative practices, I have been working with an Upper School teacher and students and... read more

Let’s Go Play…

As a child, do you remember saying, “Let’s go play math” or “Let’s go play science” or “Let’s go play English”. No.  I never said it.  And, I have not heard this generation of students saying it either. I do hear... read more

You Don’t Get These Days Back

Recently, I had my wife, Adrienne, participate in the School’s Charging Ahead, capital campaign, video to express how grateful we are for our children to be surrounded by a high IQ and high EQ faculty and staff at Mount Vernon.  Take a look. Time to Pony Up from... read more

Follow His Journey on Innovation

If you have not had the opportunity to follow Grant Lichtman’s educational journey across the country, do not waste another day.  I have been inspired by the various levels of innovation he has highlighted in his blog, The Learning Pond.  At minimum, any... read more

Tell Me Something

Today, I launched “Tell Me Something” on the Founders Campus (Preschool-6). Don’t worry Glenn Campus (7-12) students, I will be giving you the opportunity to tell me something in the near future. Today, common topics discussed were Halloween,... read more

Fallacy of High Achievers

Leonard Medlock(@thelock85) addressed the innovative crowd at the Design Thinking Summit about what he calls the “fallacy of high achievers.” He will take you through his journey as a dreamer at an early age to his time at Duke, IBM, and Stanford. Hearing... read more

Stop Talking, Start Innovating

March 2012, I had the privilege of addressing the dynamic audience at the nationally recognized Design Thinking Summit 2012.  This discussion does not make a case for change because change on a global scale has already passed us by — technology, financial... read more