Andrew B. Watt is me. I am a designer, artist, writer and philosopher in central Connecticut. That’s enough to identify me to the discerning reader.
- You can learn about my publications, available on Amazon and elsewhere.
- You can learn about how to hire me, and how that might help you.
In 2009, I made a trip to a school in California to meet teachers and visit an innovative classroom, see a different way of teaching, and learn about Design Thinking. My boss sent me out there, hoping to bring Design Thinking to an East Coast school in a big way. I can’t thank her enough for the ways she’s shown me to grow and develop as a teacher. I don’t think I’ve been the same since; my boss says “you’ve swallowed the blue pill.” That place made a deep impression on me.
I am a level 1 USFA-certified foil coach and a NOLS-trained outdoor educator. I struggle with issues of how to connect students to technology use beyond Facebook and MySpace. I am interested in visual thinking, skills-based teaching, and constructivism. I have been blogging since 2002 on several different sites, including livejournal.com (most of the posts there have been ported here, though).
In addition, I was for a time the chair of the Commission on Professional Development (CPD), of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools. They planned, designed, and prepared programs for teachers at private schools across the state. Their (new) blog is here, with very little content; our Wiki (with much more content) is here.
In my spare time, I make things (sewing, knitting, carpentry and simple machinery), hike and kayak. I also write. Duh.