Who’s On Your Thinking Team and How Do You Think?

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?

Project Management: A New K-12 Core Subject

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

Instructional Design Model vs. Instructional Model

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

Instructional Design and Vision, IMPACT Zone!

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!

Five Components of A Vision-based Work Culture

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