The Transylvania Times -

Everyday Education: Sparkling Creativity And Critical Thinking - Rosman, NC


October 30, 2017

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Students at T.C. Henderson use the media center for more than reading. The School of Science and Technology also provides play and instruction for pre-engineering and design, to inspire and teach higher-order problem solving skills. (Courtesy photo by Elizabeth Ballard)

Where would we be without creative people? What would happen to our nation, our world, if there were no more inventors? What if we standardize tested our way into stagnation and mediocrity? These are questions teachers ponder as they watch their students' creative sparks wither as children learn just how important the one right answer can be to their grades and to their futures.

One way schools are countering this trend is by embracing the maker movement. Maker spaces and maker activities are areas and opportunities for kids to tap into their creative sides as they solve problems and d...

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