View of Teaching

The big idea I chose was View of Teaching. To symbolize one view I have of teaching, I created a Teaching Toolbox (made from a cardboard box), with a lock on the front (made with a popsicle stick, tape, and a pipe cleaner). Many teachers are closed off, creating their curriculum behind closed doors. Inside of the toolbox, I included where a teacher might be getting his/her ideas: magazines, books, Twitter, brainstorming in a journal, etc. I also included a card labeled technology, because technology should be just another tool to use in education. If everyone would unlock their teaching toolbox and share their thinking with the world, imagine what we would have. It could be beautiful!

I always like the process of prototyping, because I think it encourages us to really stretch our creativity muscles and move beyond being consumers to creators. It made me excited to rollout the MakerSpace at our school, which I hope will happen sooner than later.

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