Tales from the Tinkering Table, Part Two: Ask the Kids

What did you make today? This Tinkering Table feedback form offers some insightful comments... including a request for yarn and LEGOs!

What did you make today? This Tinkering Table feedback form offers some insightful comments… including a request for yarn and LEGOs!

How might a tinkering table change office culture?

Our colleague, Carrie James showed our blog post about our Tinkering Table to her seven year-old daughter a few weeks ago. Since then, her daughter has been asking her mom when she can come to the office and have at it. When we arrived at work on Monday morning we were greeted by the bounty from a Saturday work session at the Tinkering Table by that same young art maker.

Already adept at the research process, this maker even completed our feedback form! She reported that the experience was fun and made suggestions that we add both LEGOs and yarn to our materials options. We couldn’t agree more.

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About Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross is a senior practitioner specialist working at Project Zero on the Agency by Design Project. Jessica was a founding team member of the Global Learning Charter Public School, where she taught grade 5-8 humanities for ten years. A licensed principal, she has also served as Title I Director and English Department Chair. Jessica graduated from Hunter College with degrees in both elementary education and history and is currently completing a master’s degree in Professional Writing at UMass. Her passion for teaching was recognized in 2007 when she was voted Teacher of the Year by the Standard Times and Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. Since 2006, Jessica has participated in and facilitated numerous Artful and Visible Thinking workshops in Costa Rica, Amsterdam, Cambridge, MA, Rochester, NY and several other locations throughout the U.S.; she is currently the Assistant Education Coordinator of the Project Zero Classroom Institute.

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