Quantifying Success

Maker Jawn is an unstructured, participant-directed, drop-in program. I am the mentor at Kensington Neighborhood Library. Here’s an average day: I come in at least 30 minutes before programming with a basic idea of an activity I think our makers will enjoy. They typically come to the library as part of their daily routine, once they’re let out of school at 3:00PM.… Read more →

The struggle for quality programming.

Providing a stimulus rich environment is a key to a successful maker space for children (probably for adults as well).   Often children come to Maker Jawn mentally unmotivated.  They are both bored and resistant to stimulation.  A child in this mood will not (in general) initiate a constructive activity for him or herself.  Rather, this mental malaise generally presents itself… Read more →

My Last Blog Post

  Meet The Mentor Chieuanh Nguyen joined the Maker Jawn family in January of 2016. She graduated from Dickinson College with a major in Biology and minor in East Asian Studies. She speaks both conversational Vietnamese and Japanese. During high school, she was in a robotic club for two years, where she participated in the SeaPerch Challenge at Drexel University.… Read more →