Tag Archives: engineering

The Subtlety of Prompt Setting

In Chapter Four of our new book, Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, we discuss the importance of prompt setting as a basis for project-based learning. I argue that “a good prompt is worth 1,000 words.” Projects are not the occasional dessert you get as a reward after consuming a […]

Beat the Winter Blahs with Classroom Making Books

It’s time to beef-up your classroom making library Here’s a chance to spend your Amazon gift cards and brighten your classroom with kids learning by making. The following is an assortment of recent discoveries to inspire independent reading, making, tinkering, and engineering in your classroom. There are beautiful project books filled with how-to advice, fun […]

It’s a Book!

I’m thrilled to announce that our publishing company, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, has released a new and expanded second edition of our book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. The new book is available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle editions. Sylvia Martinez and I are enormously proud of how Invent To Learn has […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is heading south to Chattanooga, Tennessee for our 15th anniversary July 25-28, 2022! Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn, Hard-History Activist and Scholar Kate Shuster, and Acclaimed Pianist Peter Martin are confirmed as guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. After losing two years to the COVID-19 catatrophe, Constructing […]

Ayah Bdeir’s Conversation at Constructing Modern Knowledge

Constructing Modern Knowledge is known to not only attract creative educators from around the world, supported by a remarkable faculty, but for featuring innovative thinkers, inventors, creators, scholars, and educators as guest speakers. (see our speaker hall of fame) The 10th anniversary Constructing Modern Knowledge in 2017 featured talks by Deborah Meier, Peter Reynolds, Neil […]

Program Set for January 22nd Math/Science Event!

TurtleArt image by Brian Silverman Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge is less than three weeks away (January 22), but there is still time to register for the most innovative S.T.E.M. learning event of the year. Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge is a pre-conference event at Educon 2.1 at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January […]