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Memories: Pull Apart Corner in the Makerspace

October 16, 2021

It’s 2021.

Ive forgotten I had a blog. Had one for  many years but now I never write in it. Has my blog run its course? For me, perhaps. I’ve always written in the blog for me, reflection mostly not to impart wisdom or knowledge on anyone.  I still think professional connections and sharing and learning is important so Instagram became my sharing space. A picture really is worth a 1000 words in our busy lives.

So I was looking through some drafts on this blog from 2009 – 2020  (I have 68 unpublished posts!) and I guess at the time those posts didn’t make the cut to be published for some reason or another but this one below resonated with me…how times have changed. I so look forward to getting kids back in the makerspace, tinkering, inquiring, asking questions, being pleasantly frustrated but most of all to hear their laughter and see them having fun. Im optimistic.

(Circa 2016) There are many learning spaces that allow for creation and promote passions. One such space in our Makerspace is our Pull Apart Corner. Learners at our Pull Apart Corner are able to take apart items such as laptops, DVDs, game consoles, irons, cameras and anything else that can be safely taken apart. I always cut the electrical cord off though as kids will try to plug it in!

So what’s the purpose of the Pull Apart Corner?

Kids get to:

  • work with their hands
  • inquire into something they dont know or didn’t even know they were interested in
  • reflect on how things work
  • use tools (safely)
  • engage with provocations
  • share, have fun and work with others

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One Comment leave one →
  1. October 21, 2021 7:38 am

    I also have a very neglected blog! I keep thinking that someday I will write again…

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