We used to call it hands-on learning. Even in those classrooms that didn’t have state-of-the-art technology, kids would build and create and make things using buttons, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks, and glue. The focus was on exploration, discovery, creativity, and problem-solving. There was no clear distinction between the arts, engineering, science, and math. Kids were making things.
Now with the shift to STEM-based instruction and the emphasis that Next Generatio... [More]