The Patchwork Classroom

The Patchwork Classroom

By Christine Ditzler I have two passions — one is instructional design and the other is quilting. The two seem unrelated, but they are actually similar in so many ways. Instructional design and quilt crafting both require careful consideration and interconnectivity, or the results are flat and uninspiring.  Let me explain: When I begin...
Education is a Time Machine

Education is a Time Machine

Our system of education is a time machine preparing students for yesterday. It has fallen prey to the rearview mirror syndrome, where familiar objects receding in the mirror appear more real than what is approaching in front of us. As vital as it is to understand our past, yesterday’s maps no longer match the territory emerging before us. As...