Makerspaces/Learning Commons

A Maker Family and Tinker Teachers

A Maker Family Meet Wooldridge Elementary librarian Elizabeth Mikeska-Benfield, her husband Patrick, the STEAM and Maker Space coordinator at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School (PreK-8), and their two sons, Memphis (10) and Jackson (8). I met the family when we gathered for  a… Read More ›

“Huh. That’s funny.”

Guy Roz, NPR host of the NPR TED Radio Hour, mashes up interviews with TED Talk speakers under one single theme. On the episode “From Curiosity to Discovery” he interviews Adam Savage of “Mythbusters.” If you never saw “Mythbusters,” the premise was that… Read More ›

Montessori Makerspace Fusion

Maria Montessori’s Philosophy Re-imagined in the Makerspace Movement Maria Montessori, one of the first female doctors in Italy, created her first school, Casa Dei Bambini, in 1907. She built her educational philosophy from years of study and careful observation of… Read More ›