For the past several years, many of us in the maker education community have been working on developing a new LogoTurtle Robot (with Josh Burker and Erik Nauman leading the way) to honor Seymour Papert.
"Logo Turtle with Seymour Papert Lego MiniFig" kindness of Christopher Sweeney
Ilaria La Manna is an extraordinary children's educator and director of Fab Lab Argentina, who works with FabLat, an organization that connects children and educators learning and making all over Latin America. She is in Boston taking some courses and generously offered to connect our Fab Lab to a network of Fab Labs doing an Emosilla or "Emotion Chair" workshop in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and Columbia on Saturday 5 December 2015.
This is a guest blogpost by our talented Tufts University Tisch Summer Fellow, Michelle Nguyen, who conducted research with Boston's Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn program. Annually, our teen youth teachers teach 700+ children at over 25 community organizations. We have high expectations that our youth always exceed. As our program name suggests, we also believe that learning is deepened when youth are engaged in teaching others.
I've been an education organizer for Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn for a dozen years. Many of our youth have moved on to college and beyond and sometimes I lose track of them. So, late one night I decided to google "Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn" to see what came up.