"Running a makerspace at a Quaker school has allowed me a close look at these fundamental qualities of maker and Quaker communities: the power of thoughtful questions, the value of community, and the respect for individuals and their inherent agency. It’s these values that need to be the animating forces behind the entrance of the maker movement into schools. Otherwise the flash of new tools will soon fade and the carousel of what’s in vogue for schools to teach will turn once again. If educators can remain focused on values — progressive, empowering, humanizing values — then making-to-learn stands a chance to outlast the dissenting voices that say this is just a fad."
Colin Angevine, Director of STEAM Education, Friends’ Central School