Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Food for thought: making things in the library

Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to attend the SLJ Leadership Summit in Austin. One of the speakers was Annie Murphy Paul, an author and journalist who writes about how we learn. In her blog today, she writes about how making things helps kids understand content better. Click the link below to read her post.



http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/11/the-joy-of-making-things/?utm_source=Brilliant%3A+The+New+Science+of+Smart+Newsletter&utm_campaign=699a3c3062-Brilliant_Report_16_1_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c734401c1-699a3c3062-311802853#

How does this apply to the library? Many librarians are offering after school or lunchtime programs where kids can learn by experimenting or making things to learn new skills. Some libraries are crocheting, making crafts or building with Legos. 

What kind of experimental learning experiences can you offer your students?

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