‘Makers’, ‘makerspace’ – these have been buzzwords in education for some time. However, Diana Rendina’s post about being a maker every day seems particularly shareworthy. It begins with inspirational words about the daily grind and persistence of a creative person. “If you’re struggling to decide on what to create, just get out your paints and create something.” (Yes, and here I am on Saturday morning, writing the daily blog because I don’t want to miss a single day!)
At the end of the article, she makes a few suggestions about how we can help our students develop as creative people, and this is perhaps the most valuable part of the post. Have materials always available? Share daily prompts? Set a special time each lesson? I think this needs more research, but I love the ideas.