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Empathy: Empowering students, changing the world!

Empathy: Empowering students, changing the world!

Education literature and blogs agree that teaching empathy in the classroom is difficult. “Empathy refers to various ways of being.

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Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

In 21 years in education, I have seen many trends come and go. I am on a mission to keep.

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6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

One of the goals of my newest book, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, was to highlight best practices.

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The Ugly Brown Couch

The Ugly Brown Couch

“The couches in the hall are so ugly. We should just throw them away.” I don’t know how many times.

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Makerspaces Around the World

Makerspaces Around the World

“You grow more when you get more people’s perspectives.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg One of the most rewarding parts about writing.

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From library to student union: Armstrong students thrive in transformed media center

From library to student union: Armstrong students thrive in transformed media center

By Kirsten Miller As technology and the internet take over as the preferred research tools for students, high school media.

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Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces

Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces

Don’t think outside the box…Think like there is no box. ~ Unknown One of the most rewarding experiences in writing.

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How we Made the Shift to a Culture of Making

How we Made the Shift to a Culture of Making

I suddenly find myself dumpster diving for that container, paper towel roll, or tin can. I see potential in every. Read More
My Story: From a Job Cut to Becoming School Librarian of the Year

My Story: From a Job Cut to Becoming School Librarian of the Year

Kristina Holzweiss of Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY, was named School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year.

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Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a Makerspace?

Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a Makerspace?

In a recent blog post, I presented the 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace. These attributes are meant to serve.

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Agile Makerspaces

Agile Makerspaces

The Challenge Great Makerspaces democratize learning. They make materials, supplies, and concepts available and accessible to all learners. By properly.

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Training Wheels: From Replicator to Maker

Training Wheels: From Replicator to Maker

See that bad boy up there? Well that bike up there looks just like the one I learned to ride.

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