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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

| November 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person’s learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Why Learning Should Be Messy

| October 18, 2012 | 48 Comments

The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School in Woodbury, New York. Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach […]

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Lessons Learned: How a Progressive New School Adapts to Realities

Lessons Learned: How a Progressive New School Adapts to Realities

| August 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When we envision a well-rounded, progressive education for our kids, we think of a vibrant environment that nurtures students’ passions, provides structure for rich and deep learning, a place where kids can get their hands on projects that are meaningful to them. That’s the goal at Brightworks, a small, K-12 private school just starting its […]

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Giving Kids a Chance to Make

Giving Kids a Chance to Make

| June 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

What does the do-it-yourself movement have anything to do with school? This episode of the Infinite Thinking Machine features examples of how tinkering is starting to infiltrate the educational landscape, as with schools like Brightworks in San Francisco and in Maker Spaces around the country, where anyone can design and build anything they imagine. In […]

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What’s So Important About Tinkering?

What’s So Important About Tinkering?

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Check out Gever Tulley’s TED Talk about the importance of tinkering. Read more about Brightworks, Tulley’s San Francisco school, which opens this fall.

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Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School

Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School

| August 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

  Flickr: tinkering-unlimited At Brightworks, a K-12 private school set to open in San Francisco this fall, there will be no tests, grades, or transcripts. Instead, students will participate in activities and interact with professionals in various fields, design a project that they bring to fruition themselves, and produce a multimedia portfolio that they’ll share […]

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