Week 32.2 – Choices

Made a short video showing some of the work choices the students made on Thursday and Friday of this week. It is important to support children’s development as creative thinkers in today’s fast-changing society. One good reason to use MIT’s Clubhouse model.

“Clubhouse youth are given lots of freedom and choice. One participant explained why he liked the Clubhouse more than school: “There’s no one breathing down your neck here.” But with this freedom come high standards and high expectations. Clubhouse staff and mentors do not simply dole out praise to improve the self-esteem of the youth. They treat youth more like colleagues, giving them genuine feedback, and pushing them to consider new possibilities.” – Mitch Resnick, MIT