The Joy Of Making Things « Annie Murphy Paul

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In New Haven, Connecticut, where I live with my husband and two sons, we are lucky to have nearby the Eli Whitney Museum. This place is the opposite of a “please don’t touch” repository of fine art. It’s an  ”experimental learning workshop” where kids engage in an essential but increasingly rare activity: they make stuff.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

Hands On! Please touch. Make things. Get your hands dirty. Take it apart. Put it together. Tinker with it. Can you make it better?

These are the attitudes our schools need to share with kids. We learn best by doing. Regardless of our "primary learning style," the best way to make learning your own is by doing.

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