Under the creative leadership of Academic Technology Director Frank Devereaux and Educational Assistant Cathy Wendt, MCDS Lower School students are kicking off the second year of Tinker classes. Meeting in the MCDS Lower School Tinker classroom, students are encouraged to apply several character traits of the IB Learner Profile to creative construction projects. Traits such as risk-taking, communicating, thinking, inquiring, and being open-minded are stressed during Tinker Time. In its second year, Tinker Time also serves our students to hone their engineering, math, and science skills in studying concepts such as “Simple Machines,” “Electric Circuitry,” or even “Hydro-power.”
Please see this video showing how our teachers also demonstrate resilience/persistence, teamwork, and creativity:
In just over a year, this innovative program has become a student favorite. Occasionally, Tinker Time projects and lessons get featured in the daily Lower School assemblies.