Tinkering School founder Gever Tulley in Buffalo, NY


My friend Gever Tulley, founder of Tinkering School, is going to Buffalo NY on October 1, 2010 for a weekend of tinkering and presentations.

Gever Tulley, author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do), and the founder of the Tinkering School.

Tulley's hands-on educational program teaches kids problem-solving and teamwork skills by giving them real tools and materials to build a variety of projects. A frequent speaker on TED, Gever Tulley is coming to Buffalo for the weekend to speak about what alternative education can mean to a child, the success of Tinkering School, and to lay the groundwork for a potential Tinkering School in Buffalo.

How cool is this poster! An Evening with Gever Tulley, Founder of Tinkering School


  1. Buffalonians, go see GEVER if you have the opportunity! You won’t be disappointed…and you just might learn something, too!

  2. I’m from Buffalo (well, a more affluent suburb anyway, but that’s the target audience I presume, despite the talk being at Buff State in the city). The thing is that schools in the area are actually pretty good. I’ve seen the previous post(s) here about the Tinker School and so on and sure, it’s a neat idea. But I remember already doing things along those lines while in school – public school – in the area. I know a lot of people that went to the private schools in the city as well, and heard similar experiences.

    From what I’ve heard/read/seen of public schools in other parts of the country, this kind of thing is desperately needed, but tinkering is one thing I got a surprising amount of freedom to do while in school here. I took a whole series of “technology” courses (electives) in high school that ended up being us nerdy kids tinkering with the equipment (including a CNC mill) the whole time, because we ultimately better understood it than the teachers did. In regular classes there was a lot of freedom to do things your own way.

    I’m not sure if I’ll still be in the area then (I’m kind of in limbo living at my parents’ house while I try to find a job) but if I am and if nothing else comes up (it is a Friday night) I might go check out the talk. I’d like him to prove me wrong and show that he’s bringing in a lot of new and interesting ideas :)

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