Planning for Maker Education in the Classroom and Makerspace

When I first started facilitating making experiences with students, one of the challenges I found was that I didn’t really know how to plan for...

Key Strategies for Maker Education

While I have always had a passion for student engagement and relationship-building, when I first started classroom teaching, I took a more...

To Spark Student Interest, Lean into Student Curiosity and Real-World Experiences

Growing up I didn’t often consider if what I was learning would be useful or applicable to me in life outside of school. In fact, I didn’t think a...

Breaking the Rules to Explore Games in Learning

I’m a rule follower. I always have been. When I was a kid, I would get so nervous I would sweat when I thought someone wasn’t following the rules,...

Literacy in the Making

There are many obvious connections between STEM and making, but as Dr. John Spencer writes in one of his blog posts, “Too often, we associate...

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