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Design based thinking and 3D printers

Teaching by design is a relatively new approach to pedagogy which invites open-ended questioning and problem solving (Fouché and Crowley, 2017). Wrigley (2017) suggests that when design is used in conjunction with problem solving  and decision making it has an increasingly beneficial role in society. 473 more words

21st Century Classroom

21st Century Learners

21st century learners are disengaged in the education process because what they are faced with today does not teach them in the way that they can learn. 471 more words


Day 1-Best Professional Development EVER!

Where do I start?  Today was my first day at a new school, meeting new people, new environment, everything.  And I get one of the biggest professional blessings yet:  a lecture by Todd Whitaker. 312 more words

Learning from Mistakes

I’ve been thinking about making mistakes in relation to inquiry-based design.  As a high school teacher librarian who currently (pushing for change, pushing for change) has limited time with students in a classroom setting (1-3 lessons in a year per class of freshmen), I have felt like my biggest impact is in filling each minute with instruction.   633 more words


Unleashing Problem Solvers

Pass me the pipe cutters.

Be careful. You want to get the measurement just right or it won’t be balanced when it stands.

I’ll hold it steady for you… 834 more words