This year I realized that kids are not natural design innovators and they require coaching. I believe the design process needs to be visible to students. They also need to learn how to offer meaningful critique if they are to become a diverse and collective group of creators. The combination of making the design process visible and layering in critique at the right places helped my students view making as a literacy and an iterative process. My students are still at the emerging phases of this literacy, but their resilience has greatly improved.
Critical Making (making as a form of literacy) - Rosann Somerson, Mara Hermano
Art Criticism (students learning how to provide critique) - Edmund Feldman
Design Process (process for making) - NASA Engineering, modified by Carlyn Maw
Maker Myths (it's not new, it takes learning, it needs diversity, it's not about STEM) - Paulo Blikstein