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'Tell Them I Built This' dramatically shows how creativity, critical thinking, citizenship, and dirt-under-your-fingernails construction can radically transform both high school education and the local community where the students live. This is the story of Studio H, the design/build program that author Emily Pilloton and her partner Matthew Miller launched in rural North 'Tell Them I Built This' dramatically shows how creativity, critical thinking, citizenship, and dirt-under-your-fingernails construction can radically transform both high school education and the local community where the students live. This is the story of Studio H, the design/build program that author Emily Pilloton and her partner Matthew Miller launched in rural North Carolina. Through the eyes of her students, Pilloton tells the story of the group’s hopes, failures, triumphs, and the power of design-driven education. According to Pilloton, we can dramatically revamp vocational education and build the change we wish to see in the world. And she should know: ultimately her students were given the key to the city by their mayor for initiating, designing, and building three public chicken coops and a 2000-square-foot public farmer’s market structure. In 'Tell Them I Built This', Pilloton offers tools for building change in communities, tips for turning a vision into meaningful work, and clear and inspiring directions on how to get it done.


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'Tell Them I Built This' dramatically shows how creativity, critical thinking, citizenship, and dirt-under-your-fingernails construction can radically transform both high school education and the local community where the students live. This is the story of Studio H, the design/build program that author Emily Pilloton and her partner Matthew Miller launched in rural North 'Tell Them I Built This' dramatically shows how creativity, critical thinking, citizenship, and dirt-under-your-fingernails construction can radically transform both high school education and the local community where the students live. This is the story of Studio H, the design/build program that author Emily Pilloton and her partner Matthew Miller launched in rural North Carolina. Through the eyes of her students, Pilloton tells the story of the group’s hopes, failures, triumphs, and the power of design-driven education. According to Pilloton, we can dramatically revamp vocational education and build the change we wish to see in the world. And she should know: ultimately her students were given the key to the city by their mayor for initiating, designing, and building three public chicken coops and a 2000-square-foot public farmer’s market structure. In 'Tell Them I Built This', Pilloton offers tools for building change in communities, tips for turning a vision into meaningful work, and clear and inspiring directions on how to get it done.

40 review for Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education (TED Books)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    How does one teach children? How does one get children to think? These questions are being raised on an almost continuously basis. In particular by teachers who get students after high school where students are not so much interested in learning as in fulfilling the formula (hard enough when some of them can’t follow directions) and when not everyone really should be in college. Pilloton and her partner were determined to bring hands on learning and design. This brief essays is awe inspiring and How does one teach children? How does one get children to think? These questions are being raised on an almost continuously basis. In particular by teachers who get students after high school where students are not so much interested in learning as in fulfilling the formula (hard enough when some of them can’t follow directions) and when not everyone really should be in college. Pilloton and her partner were determined to bring hands on learning and design. This brief essays is awe inspiring and includes her experience during a year of teaching students design. The one thing I would change is I would like to see more of the talk about chickens considering that the students’ families raised chickens for a chicken company. But there are plenty of photos. The story about the farmer’s market was particularly interesting. If you are a parent or teacher, check this out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joey

    I read this in one sitting, and even though I finished a Masters program just a few weeks ago, the book makes me want to jump back into school to learn about design, construction, and architecture so I can start my own H Lab!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Really interesting ideas about applying design principles with learning principles in school. What could learning look like?

  4. 4 out of 5

    Pavel

    A good and easy description of a project and an approach to teaching design and how to design to help the world. Does not go into details as to effects of this on a global scale.

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    Austinite4life

    Very inspiring!

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