Makerspace Failure= Learning

By: Ms. Jamie Moskowitz
from Perelman Jewish Day School

Category:
Risk Taking and Failure

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, Math, Science

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
K-5th

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, Elementary school

In my K-5 Makerspace classes, students are able to explore, design, engineer, create, collaborate and educate. They are exposed to hundreds of different materials, tools, and supplies ranging from straws, to robotic LittleBits, to broken VCR players. Students are taught, encouraged, and accepting to challenges as learning opportunities and understand that in the Makerspace, there is not failure, only learning.