New York, NY: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

Making a Platform for Empowerment at the NYSCI Maker Space

Students learn in an environment that is conducive to building a sense of autonomy at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Maker Space, a lab in the YOUmedia Network, by approaching problem-solving with the “I Can Mentality.” Also, an argument is made for educators to get comfortable being learners.

“We need to set up the same learning environments for our teachers as we wish for our youth. It is vitally important to allow teachers to experiment and relive the feeling of being learners alongside their students, lessen the distance between what it means to be a teacher and a learner, and create multi-developmental learning groups within administration, faculty and student body.

By David Wells

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