Educators, school leaders and teachers of all subjects have an important role to play in turning classrooms into centers of innovation and experimentation, assert authors Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager. In this blog post, they write that after years of stagnation on this front, momentum is building for a "maker movement." The movement, they write, holds particular promise for science, technology, engineering and math classrooms and should be of interest in middle schools, where the "hard fun" approach is perhaps most appealing to students.

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