"Anyone out there who's in junior high, high school, suffering, there are days you're going to feel sad, you're going to feel angry, you're going to feel scared -- that's nothing you can choose. But you can make stuff. Make film, draw, write. It'll make a world of difference." (watch here)
I know a lot of us are encouraging our students to make stuff at school. We are implementing Genius Hour, creating MakerSpaces, teaching them to code, encouraging them to bake/cook/make art, etc.
But what about us? I know that I can easily go days where I only consume (watch tv, read books, check twitter, etc) and don't end up making/creating much. I have to remind myself that it is not only my students who are makers, but that I am a maker too! And so I push myself to write in my journal, make cards, colour in my new colouring book, because I think it is good for all of us! Good for the kids and good for us grown ups too.
So, I would love to hear about what you do? What do you make?
Maybe we can borrow some of each other's ideas!