Fostering a DIY Mentality in the Classroom

I come from a family of DIYers. It’s a culture. It’s a mentality. An ingrained skill that has been passed down from my grandfather to my mother, and finally to me. And it’s fun, authentic, and a true learning opportunity. Rather than pay a “specialist’ to come in and do a job for you, DIYers do the research themselves. They seek what is of interest to them, watch videos on their own, and teach themselves to learn a new skill or trade. I’ve taught myself to do oil changes, to change the brake pads on my car, to lay flooring, to upkeep a pool, to use a new #edtech tool, to adopt a new teaching practice. The list goes on.

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