Give Us Your “C” Students, Dale Dougherty

Give Us Your “C” Students!

The biggest opportunity for maker education is to reach the students who are not motivated to learn by mainstream education’s methods and practices.  Making provides a way to engage students, especially those who struggle to achieve in school. Projects can connect students with real-world problems, build confidence and foster a love of learning by doing. 

Dale Dougherty

DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine in 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually up until COVID-19 hit. He is President of Make: Community, which seeks to nurture and grow the worldwide community of makers through publications, events and online resources. Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of “Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities” with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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