HOWTO teach kids to be makers

Avi sez, "Gever Tulley outlines his simple yet radical pedagogical method in this short video. Gever's book 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do is worth a high school education (or more) by itself."

Goddamn if that isn't the most inspirational fifteen minutes you spend today, you're doing something right. Tulley's method: learn to use power tools. Do a quick sketch of something challenging and great. Start building. Learn to use more tools. Encounter hard problems. Work them out. Make stuff. Feel great. Do more. I want to go back in time and attend Tinkerer's School.

Gever Tulley, Big Ideas Fest 2009

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