Patrick Dempsey on: Practical Solutions for Classroom Innovation
“The kickstarter to creativity is restriction. When you can only operate within the four walls of this box, you have to get creative if you’re going to have kids do that real work that you want them to do.” – Patrick Dempsey
School: Hixson Middle School
Type of School: Public – District
Location: Webster Groves, MO
School Population: 693
Demographic: 25% minority students
% Free/reduced lunch program: 19%
Practical Solutions for Classroom Innovation
- Ask yourself: what can kids make to help them understand the curriculum?
- Think about class periods as project steps.
- Maximize your budget by thinking like a maker.