Design Thinking for Adolescents

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses the concept of “design thinking”. He points out that people make decisions based on how something makes them feel. Mike feels that children should be made aware of the fact that they can learn how to become “design thinkers” by paying attention to the little things that connect us to our experiences.



Transcription

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Neal: Hello and welcome to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. Thank you so much for joining us today. Our guest in studio is Mr. Mike Ferry, a middle school teacher and published author – the author of “Teaching Happiness and Innovation.” He’s also a parent, the parent of four young kids – Joseph, Jack, Jaime and James. And he’s got a lot experience dealing with kids especially being a middle school teacher dealing with everybody else’s kids. We’re here today to talk about his book “Teaching Happiness and Innovation” and also to discuss the concept of “Design Thinking.” Mike points out that people tend to make decisions based on how something makes them feel. And he feels about his kids should be made aware of the fact that they can learn how to become design thinkers and thereby designing a more successful and happier future. How are you doing today Mike?

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