Meet the Facilitators: Jae Hinrichs

Jae Hinrichs has been facilitating open studios, workshops, and camps with reDiscover since 2015. They're a favorite among parents and tinkerers alike. Jae is an experienced STEAM educator who has worked with LA Makerspace and LA's Best, specializing in youth development. They create a welcoming presence for all newcomers, mixing a great personal style...

A Culture of Safety

One of reDiscover’s favored phrases is “A Culture of Safety.” It’s the name of our core professional development workshop and top of mind for our facilitators in all of our programs. Culture is subtle, social, diverse, and vastly important. As the business aphorism goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A teacher with a great...

Pedagogy

Tinkering Pedagogy These resources are aimed at helping children learn through making in home, school, and community settings. The Tool Use Onesheets are part of our official documentation for Tinkering Programs at reDiscover. Tool Use Onesheets: Hand Saw Jig Saw Power Drill/Driver Chop Saw Drill Press Band Saw Utility Knife Canary Cutter Electric Cardboard...

Homeschooling Community

reDiscover Center has been serving the California Homeschooling Community since 2016, and is an approved vendor for several Charter Schools. Student Enrichment Funds may be used for all of our programs including Tinkering Club, Tool Training, Crafting Corner, Tinkering School LA classes and camps plus custom workshops. Please call 310-393-3636 for more details, or...

Habits of a life of Making

If I had all the time in the world, my mornings would look like this: 7:00 Morning run 8:00 Meditation 8:15 Make a hot breakfast for my family 9:00 Sing 9:30 Write 10:15 Tinker in my workshop 11:45 Tidy But I have three little kids, a career, friends, the vibrant treasures of Los Angeles...

Book Review: Tinkering by Curt Gabrielson

Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff, from Maker Media, is great for parents or educators who have some experience tinkering and are looking for ideas for projects and advice on improving a tinkering workshop and fostering a culture of exploration. Author Curt Gabrielson draws on his extensive experience as a tinkering teacher at the...

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