The Friends School Maker Space is defined by its fluidity and interchangeability. The functionality of the space is intentionally not set or fixed. It is not a wood shop, garage, science lab, nor art studio but rather, it is ALL of those things. The space is a physical manifestation of the school’s Teaching and Learning Paradigm which is the pedagogical and curricular framework for the school. The 3 spheres of this paradigm, Knowledge, Skills, and Habits of Mind, work interchangeably in the design and delivery of the learning experiences at all levels of the school. Curiosity, Creativity, Empathy, Reflection, and Resilience are the foundational habits of mind of the Teaching and Learning Paradigm and are among the habits that students cultivate and develop in our Maker Space.

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