Making a Makerspace: Top Five Materials in an Educational Makerspace

This is part four in my “Making a Makerspace” series.  You can catch the other articles here.

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Makers use stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.  Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager dedicated an entire chapter to the various materials necessary for a makerspace to function in their book, Invent to Learn.  I’m just going to go for five: the top five materials in an educational makerspace!

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Why I Sometimes Read Business Books (The Teacher As a Manager)

By kindle recently bit the dust and as I reloaded the half-read novels into the new one’s memory, I came acroos a book for business managers. In many business books, I’ve found lots of semi-coherent and applicable advice (and soemtimes incoherant and inexplicable advice) for teachers. For example, in “The Truth About Managing People”, Stephen Robbins exhorts a manager to: Be Open – I gave a “pop quiz” today. In reality, it was a class assignment turned into homework. I opened with the statement: I’m handing you an assessment. Reason 1) I need a product to show your regular classroom … Continue reading Why I Sometimes Read Business Books (The Teacher As a Manager)