What is ‘design thinking’? And why does it belong in classrooms?

Dr. Lindsay Portnoy
5 min readJan 13, 2020

This article was originally published in the Washington Post on October 8, 2019: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/08/what-is-design-thinking-why-does-it-belong-classrooms/

Fauquier High School is a large public school in Warrenton, Va. With its multiple buildings, it feels more like a college campus than a high school. The layout makes it…

Dr. Lindsay Portnoy

Intellectually curious. I follow my ideas. Cognitive scientist, author, educator, activist.