Fostering a Constructionist Environment

What are the qualities of a maker educator?  What are the steps to achieve this goal?

  • Keep it brief – Use prompts instead of teacher led-cookie cutter curricula
  • Reward curiosity – Take progress and insert learning.  It is ok to fail and start over!
  • Keep it safe – foster a welcoming space that value new ideas and creativity
  • Model the maker mindset – be willing to co-learn and take risks
  • Act like a scientist – use images, self reflections and portfolios to document the learning that is taking place.  Ask for feedback from your colleagues

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