THE POWER IS YOURS: That’s the overarching message in this MindShift guide to turning your classroom into an idea factory. Policy-makers and budget wonks tussle over how to usher in the next era of K-12 education. That leaves teachers (and parents) the only remaining parties capable of affecting students right now. The article highlights eight tips from teachers who are already transforming classroom practices through project-based learning activities. A certain edsurgent design-thinker is really excited by Tip #4: Build Empathy. We imagine Mr. Ferriter would be excited about Tip #6: Amplify Worthy Ideas and Tip #8: Encourage Breakthroughs (see Motivation Optional) when you consider all the ways to share, tweet, pin, remix, and crowdfund ideas.