From resolutions to vision boards, from feelings of fear and anxiety to excitement and hope, the start of each new year for many brings with it the same conversations and feelings. With my birthday in January, the new year has always been associated with being one year older. I’ve always had goals and objectives in my head for what I've wanted however this year is the first year that I’m putting them to paper and the planning for what I wanted in 2017 began back in 2016.
I am trying to be deeply optimistic in that this election will be the catalyst we need to bring the change so many desperately seek. In leading design thinking workshops for schools and organizations, I can say with 100% confidence that by spending time engaging in meaningful conversations and activities, we can be the change we wish to see, in ourselves and within our students.