Design Thinking Project with Grade 4 Students

As the stars aligned two things happened a few months ago. Our music ¬†teacher was going to throw out some old musical instruments and Grade 4 were doing a unit on the global impact of consumer choices. We decided that we would get each Grade 4 class to create a …

Anatomy of a Design Thinking Lesson

I started off our design thinking exploration this school year with a Grade 2-8 introductory lesson. I did the classic¬†straw tower challenge that’s par for the course in any design thinking workshop. There are other variations out there – spaghetti, marshmallows (not recommended). It’s an easily set-up activity and thoroughly …