Slice of Life Challenge, Day 30
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This distinction between products and creation is being explored by teachers in all sorts of classroms. Hands-on learning is not just for the science classroom. English and language arts classrooms across the country are actively engaged in the Maker Movement. Support for these endeavors can be found in organizations like the National Writing Project (NWP), the International Reading Association, and Edutopia. You'll find playlists of TED Talks all about craftmanship and articles on the international impact of the Maker Movement in the Wall Street Journal. The Maker Movement is making more than just a few small ripples in education. It is wave, changing the way we empower students.
And this makes absolute sense to me. I’ve always been a crafter. I come from a long line of crafters. When I was very little, my mom would have me clean the gallon milk jugs we collected for her mother, my grandma. Grandma would use the plastic handles to create kitchen dish washing scrubbies, which she sold in craft fairs all over western Michigan. My mom sewed. She sat me down at a sewing machine when I was eight to stitch my first skirt, and I’ve been crafting and sewing ever since.
|My little guy has some loose teeth. Together we sewed this tooth pillow.|
I am a maker.
So it is time for me to hit publish and go connect with some other makers!