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Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

Walk into a classroom in any part of the United States, even the world, and you most likely will scratch your head in disbelief asking yourself questions such as: 1,968 more words

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A Model of Good Teaching?

One of my guilty pleasures is watching MasterChef Junior, a cooking competition for 8 to 12 year olds, and as an educator, I have been analyzing it as a model for good teaching.  845 more words

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Maker Education Card Game

I like and have always used games in my classrooms. One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at… 130 more words

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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

What is curiosity? The word is associated with the irregular form of the Latin verb cura, which can mean worry or care about or cure. The word closest in meaning is inquisitive, which also has a Latin root: quaere, to search into, to seek.

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Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. I often say that there is not enough time during the school day and the school year to teach isolated and singular content area topics. 589 more words

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The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The price is $3.99.  It can be accessed at… 195 more words

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials

During Connected Educators’ Month I did a virtual presentation on The Mindset of the Maker Education. The description for this presentation was:

Dr. Jackie Gerstein discusses why we are in a perfect storm for maker education and the maker mindset–new skills and roles (many of which you probably already have on your internal desk)–with a self-assessment to help you determine how maker-ready you are, and what you need to do if you want to get there…

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