My favorite take away from this chapter is: Empower Creativity with Maker Spaces! I am hoping to establish an Imagination Club with my class once my 2nd graders get used to being active learners and more independent. The purpose of this Imagination Club is to "empower kids to be kids and to make, create, design, and build!"
Students would be completely independent in this endeavor: from the planning, to building, to even cleaning up after themselves. In this scheduled time, students would set goals, work towards them, and even experience setbacks. However, that's what life is about. Imagine the experiences and learning a 2nd grader could have from an Imagination Club! I am definitely excited to try this!
I created a Wordle below which I plan to print out and display on a frame. This would be a reminder of the core beliefs of everything I've learned this summer with this AMAZING book :) So, what will you do differently this upcoming school year to empower your students in the classroom? I'd love to read your comments :)