Join Us For the Global Day of Design

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You could read the blog post but it might be more fun to see it all on a sketchy video instead:

My kids are always making stuff. It might be a new kind of paper airplane or a homemade pinball machine made out of cardboard and duct tape or a painting of a monster on roller skates (because, why not?) or a fantastical story or a Minecraft building or a Lego village or a sport played with random items.

You could say my kids are naturally creative, but I’d argue that all children are naturally creative. They need to make and build and tinker. They need to play and experiment. They need to ask questions and follow their own curiosity.

But ask your child, “What did you make in school today?” and too often, you’ll get silence or shrugged shoulders. I don’t blame teachers. Resources are scarce and time is tight. Schools are often obsessed with test scores. So, design thinking can feel like yet another thing to add to an already crowded plate.

This is why A.J. Juliani and I are launching the Global Day of Design, a one-day opportunity to use the design thinking process in any classroom at any school. We have some cool free resources there if you want to check it out.

We realize that it’s just a single day, but sometimes a day can spark a movement and a movement can transform classrooms into bastions of creativity and wonder. So, join us on April 26th for the Global Day of Design!

John Spencer

My goal is simple. I want to make something each day. Sometimes I make things. Sometimes I make a difference. On a good day, I get to do both.

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