I am a passionate person. When I talk about certain things, like learning, family, and teaching, I usually tear up. Why do I do this? It is because I love this part of my life. As I was watching Sinek’s “The Why is born out of pain” (2016) I found it interesting that he mentioned that it so important to have a WHY, a HOW, and a WHAT in your job. He goes on to say that you should “share, give, and inspire.”
This is why makerspace is fantastic...It might just change students’ visions in their life.
What makes the why so critical? I believe it pushes me to really dive deep into what I want for the students. As I move along in my master classes, I know that I am becoming a leader. I have to think about what is most important in sharing my plan for Makerspace. Sinek (2009) mentions that when leaders start at the 'why' (inside out,) they are able to get the trust and loyalty from their workers. At the beginning of the year, I started a Makerspace area in my room. This year, I have witnessed students being inspired to create things out of their imagination. Asacker (2014) reminds us that our visions and personal narratives are what motivates us to “keep us lit up.”
These words were at the end of my innovation video. Each year, my students inspire me to do more for them that year, and I want to continue to add to their learning. The makerspace room will do this for all students!!!
Asacker, T. (2014, June). Why TED Talks don’t change people’s behaviors. TEDxCambridge. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0jTZ-GP0N4&feature=youtu.be
Sinek, S. (2009, September). Start with why: Simon Sinek TED talk. . Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPYeCltXpxw
Sinek, S. (2016, December). The origin of the why. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRaqe9M2DYc