28. Engage Your Students with REAL Connections

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, In episode 27 we looked at how to use Design Thinking to level up your life.  In this episode, I’m sharing with you the REAL Instructional Framework that employs design thinking to create a strategic learning pathway that is anchored in a real world opportunity. This episode was originally a presentation I did for the Association of Middle … Read More

27. Project You: Using Design Thinking to Level Up Your Life

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, What would Design Lessons be without exploring the Design Thinking process.  The steps are are  grounded in business theory and the creation of products for customers.  But we are going to look at design thinking from a personal and educational perspective. The question that we are exploring today is There are 6 steps in Design Thinking.  Empathize, Define, … Read More

26. Renew Your Class Culture with Donnetta Norris

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, How are you renewing the culture of your classroom?  Today we get to talk to Donnetta Norris, a second grade teacher in Texas who shares how she is navigating this year with her second graders.  After hearing Donnetta share her story and the strategies she uses, you will get some ideas for how to create a safe and … Read More

25. Create Your Ideal Week

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, We talked about what it means to be a thought leader in episode 24. But in thinking about how thought leaders must operate,  it got me thinking about how do you best structure your day to bring you the most joy and the most productivity? I first heard about the concept of an ideal week from Michael Hyatt … Read More

24. Cultivating a Thought Leader Mindset

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, In this episode we are exploring the characteristics of a thought leader’s mindset. We are answering the question of how do we grow into the thought leaders that we admire? Thought Leaders have the following characteristics. Which ones resonate with you? Which ones do you want to strengthen? Driven by Core Values & A Mission Passionate About Teaching … Read More