Character through Building

Provide students with building challenges to encourage creative problem solving and perseverance.

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Destination Imagination is a website with many building challenges to choose from, for students of all ages: https://www.destinationimagination.org/.  Solving building tasks requires planning, trial and error, blending ideas, cooperation and sticking with difficulty.  Observing students physically building something provides instructors with insight into their problem solving strategies.

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I love this idea-- I have tried collaborative building challenges where students have to communicate their ideas and work towards a goal without speaking!

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