If you believe in joyful education that allows kids to discover their passions and prepares them to live their dream life, this book is for you.
All kids deserve to believe that they can pursue their dreams, not as pie in the sky illusions, but as the real possibility of something better. I have seen this happen for countless young people, who have beat the odds when everything was stacked against them. Now, I invite you to join me on my mission to make joyful learning and actualized dreams a reality for all kids through maker education.
There are a lot of books out there on the Maker Movement, so how is this one different?
Creating a class around making is not an easy task...until you’ve done it. We did it. And our program was wildly successful.
Unlike other books, 180 Days of Making offers the perfect storm of the “why” and the “how.” It reads like a hybrid documentary and visionary manifesto; a broad strokes road map for integrating making in your school, including all of the pieces necessary to create your own middle school elective course. This is the real-world application of a teaching philosophy we know works; with the full detail of how we made it happen, so you can too.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Engaged, refreshed, and inspired are just a few ways I would describe how I felt reading this. Michelle does an outstanding job of bringing the Why? to the forefront of the makerspace environment and how it lays the foundation for creativity. It's great to see someone have so much trust and belief in our youth. A must read for those starting, participating or administrating a makerspace; second best investment you could make. The first being the time invested in the makers. Might as well make it worth it!
This book is AMAZING! Not only is it inspiring, Carlson has created a specific plan for launching a Maker program. It includes discussion points on introducing a maker space to students, and project ideas. It also includes solid information for making the case for a maker space at your school. Carlson is a ROCK STAR in the maker world, and her insight is worth so much more than the price of this book. Buy it NOW! Thank me later! :)
I just finished this book, WOW!! In my opinion every teacher and even every parent should read this. If you find the one lesson that reminds you of you take notice give yourself and your children a better chance at life
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