Today's Cool School is the Ascension Episcopal School's Upper School.
Learning isn't about having all the answers; it's knowing what questions to ask. Ascension Episcopal School art teacher Jeni Guidry, challenged Upper School makerspace students to identify a passion and bring it to life with an original design.
After choosing a project of their interest, students wrote goals, developed a plan, and created a timeline to bring their idea to life within nine weeks. Many took on projects outside of their comfort zone, so mentors, often family and faculty members, provided extra assistance when needed, allowing students to ask the tough questions.
Students learned how to create by focusing on both the process and the product through failures, setbacks, and plan adjustments as they completed sewing, woodworking, and welding projects. As a result, they learned the importance of perseverance, teamwork, and
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