Chapter 8. The Learning Community & Differentiated Learning

Tinkering is a social activity. Even loner geeks love the occasional group tinkering session. The communities of your students will overlap into the community you create around your students’ tinkering. It’s best to think this through a bit, informed by recent research, so that you can make your tinkering community a high-energy, high-interest, highly effective one. And there’s one more thing you need to consider: your kids will all learn differently at different rates, but it’s not difficult to support each of them just where they are.

The Learning Community

Tinkering often has a hard time fitting within the confines of the classroom learning tradition. That is to say, if you want to teach ...

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