“Find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.” – Maya Angelou No one can be more human than you. I have these words etched in black ink along the bone of my left forearm. These eight little words remind … Read More
Posts by Jonathan Lazatin
In aircraft design and analysis, there is an equation called specific excess thrust. This equation describes how fast an aircraft can climb given its current state, making it an important indicator of maneuverability and performance. The equation for specific excess thrust (Ps) is as follows Ps =(T-D)V/W where T is thrust, D is drag, V … Read More
In 1998, I started martial arts. As a wide-eyed nine-year-old who watched Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, and Dragon Ball Z, my mental depiction of training consisted of punching bags, learning how to use various weapons, and loads of sweating and yelling. Though this was somewhat true, the exercises changed constantly. However, every class started the … Read More
The first term of Ei has come and gone. As I reflect on the stream of opportunity, serendipity, and community that I have been following throughout the fall, I find myself at a new beginning. Two weeks before the start of Meetup 2, I began my winter apprenticeship at Design Tech High School (d.tech) in … Read More
As I chart my course into the unknown, allowing the winds of change to shift my narrative as it is written, I know that to truly make the most of this experience I must share it. I hope my stories fill your heart and shrink your universe so that the stars don’t seem so far—because they’re not. Within this short time since starting Ei, I have found myself in the company of those who seemed so distant before, and by hearing their stories I have learned that the greatness of our heroes does not come from how they are different but how they are like us—human.
The purpose of education should be akin to exploration—a burning curiosity and the optimistic belief that there is something better out there. We should be teaching students to ask questions and empowering them with the skills to find their own answers. Today’s tools and systems will not be sufficient to solve tomorrow’s problems.