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Week 4: A special thing happens when...

Elephant (Spring 2017)Amanda SimonsComment

A special thing happens when:

  • Children are given the agency to make their own design decisions.
  • That design decision is much different than the adult's original expectations.
  • Those expectations turn out to be far less inferior to the project as it's currently unfolding.

A special thing happens when...

  • You give kids the agency to create a project that they can interact with in real ways. 
  • You get to witness the nervousness and joy on a kid's face when they safety test a project for the first time. 

A special thing happens when...

  • The adults' only jobs are to hold the project while everyone else drills and screws and clamps pieces in place.

Today was awesome! We have some big plans for next week...

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