Coffeechug Cafe

I think it is important to open communication and share out how we are creating learning spaces for students. In an attempt to open my doors virtually I have decided to share my room, what items I use, and how the room is laid out.

As any great educator knows, our rooms change daily. This page is dedicated to the things that I know are not going anywhere anytime soon and if I know longer use a particular item or layout method, then I will remove them from this page.

If you have any questions please let me know.

To start with I want to share with you the video I made for the Classroom Cribs Challenge. This will give you a general sense of my room. I will break down the items below along with many things not featured that I did not have time to share. Keep in mind that about a week after this video, I organized my room in a new format so nothing is ever permanent.

Goal of Coffeechug Cafe

Simply put, I want an area for learning that does not look like “education” I want a place in the school that does not feel like school, where students want to come in, touch things, figure out how things work, experiment their own designs, and just basically be a kid again. If I can develop a space where students are asking “Why?” again like a four year old, then I have done my job.

On the flipside, I want the parts and pieces available to move that Why question into action. I love ideas, but they are useless if not acted upon. As we continue to push the boundaries of what education looks like, I want this room to be the place where new ideas emerge.

Items Available in Coffeechug Cafe

Essential Reading Materials Available

Little DIY Projects/Knick Knacks

Tools

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The best tool in Coffeechug Cafe. Kids make a ton of solder mistakes and this bad boy helps them clean up their messes. So cool to see solder get sucked up. 

 

Machines

I am lucky to have two 3D printers. We are slowly working our way into infusing them into projects and getting ready to launch some 3D workshops. Kids are doing more CAD work than ever before.

I am lucky to have two 3D printers. We are slowly working our way into infusing them into projects and getting ready to launch some 3D workshops. Kids are doing more CAD work than ever before.

 

 

Kits

This is one of the first solder kits we use in YEOT(see the tab for more info). It is a great kit that shows how to pay attention to small details

This is one of the first solder kits we use in YEOT(see the tab for more info). It is a great kit that shows how to pay attention to small details

 

Robotics

I coach two First Lego League teams so I have two boards and about 15 EV3 kits in my room for practices. A great learning project for any kid. So powerful

I coach two First Lego League teams so I have two boards and about 15 EV3 kits in my room for practices. A great learning project for any kid. So powerful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming

Experimental Items

Layout

Future Goals

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