That's right. I am standing in front of the multi diesel locomotive driven train we call STEM with my hand up saying, "Hold up a second." I know the lag time to come to a stop will be great and I risk being flattened. I have faith however, that the embedded systems we are attempting … Continue reading STEM ≠ Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Being a leader can be lonely. Whether you're a "C" level administrator, Division Leader, General Manager or a Solo-preneur, you're expected to be a thinker. Your day-to-day work places you in situations where solutions aren't "in the manual." No, you must generate ideas and solve complex issues from original thought. How do you do that? … Continue reading Who’s On Your Thinking Team and How Do You Think?
By Mark T. Burke Project Based Learning (PBL), Graduation Projects, team, short and long-term projects, these are all common educational frameworks in our K-12 schools. I call them frameworks because they are more than "assignment types." Yes, students are assigned projects. But, those projects are not isolated activities. They are connected (or should be) to … Continue reading Project Management: A New K-12 Core Subject
By Mark T. Burke Monday morning. You go to your place of work. You prep for the day. You casually meet your fellow co-workers as they do the same. How are you thinking about your day? About your week? Do you start to think about all the "things" you have to do? File this. Submit … Continue reading Doers Unite…and Change!
By Mark T Burke Highly successful people have a clear compass that guides them forward. That compass is not only clear to them, but clear to others. It is visible, tangible, in sight at all times. Their beliefs and what they do each day, each minute, is manifest in a way that showcases the path … Continue reading Manifest Your Manifesto
By Mark T Burke Over the past 20 years, I've consistently asked curriculum providers to share their Instructional Models. With few exceptions, I get asked to clarify what I'm asking for. Often an immediate response is "We use ADDIE" or some other in-house instructional design model. It could be that knowing I have an instructional … Continue reading Instructional Design Model vs. Instructional Model
By Mark T Burke Raise your hand if you understand...no....BELIEVE....that for entrepreneurial success, you have to serve the customer first, the customer is always right...the customer is KING. Go ahead...raise your hand if that's a truth for you. There...you've had a chance to admit that you believe something. You've faced an audience of millions and … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Mindset
By Mark T. Burke Confused about Mission vs. Vision? Does it matter if your organization interchanges these words thinking they mean the same thing? I'll leave that to you to decide after your read this article. For now, let's just agree to explore each and make an informed decision. Spend a few minutes on the … Continue reading Am I on a Mission, or do I have a Vision?
By Mark T. Burke When two objects collide, they change. Everything about them changes. Their physical shape, their color, their weight, even their atomic structure, the fundamental makeup of the objects can change. The space between them changes. The surrounding environment changes. In many cases, new pathways are created through existing barriers. The energy given … Continue reading Instructional Design and Vision, IMPACT Zone!
2017 has brought a new vision for THINK'ID8. It's fitting that the first post on the new site focuses on vision and how vision impacts work culture. Crafting a vision for your organization is hard work, and it should be. After all, vision is what defines your organization. Vision establishes a picture for your organization … Continue reading Five Components of A Vision-based Work Culture