Managing young students in a maker classroom

Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2016/11/managing-young-students-maker-classroom/

To be effective tinkerers, students need to achieve a state of mind in which they are primed to play and make joyful discoveries. Young kids who are playing don’t worry about making mistakes. They’re just playing, and the idea that they could make a mistake—that there’s a wrong way to play—doesn’t enter into their consciousness. It’s this freedom that…