Dear Leanna – My daughter’s class is having “Maker Days” – what’s this about?

Leanna Landsmann: ‘Maker’ movement inspires learning by creating things

A parent writes in to education advice columnist Leanna Landsmann: “My daughter is a fifth-grader. On her teacher’s website, it says the class will have “Maker Days” once a month. Students should bring “raw materials for tinkering.” My daughter professes ignorance. What’s this about?”

Leanna replies, “You have one lucky daughter! Her teacher has joined the “maker movement,” a growing initiative among educators to provide students with more hands-on activities to stimulate their imaginations.”

Read the rest of Leanna’s advice column in The Tennessean newspaper…

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