What if formal schooling was more about playing and tinkering and making rather than studying and memorizing and test taking? That’s the vision our friend Gary Stager is calling for in this piece on the PBS Mindshift blog. Says Stager, we need to ask ourselves is there less we can do and more the kids can do. That means project based learning, work that “pushes up against the resistance of reality.”
Stager also points to Super Awesome Sylvia, who we wrote about here a couple of months ago. (His new book with Sylvia Martinez goes into even more detail.)
How are you getting your kids to tinker more?