You’ve heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that’s empowering, and builds creative confidence. You’re interested in crafting some maker lessons but don’t know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you’re worried that you don’t have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started.
First, identify the content you need to teach. Start with a simple lesson or unit to get your feet wet. Is it atomic orbitals or the grammatical structure of Mandarin? What specific information and material should students understand deeply through the experience?