By creating spaces in our schools dedicated to making, students can explore new ideas, pursue passions, prototype, take risks and learn from failure. These experiences lead to new ideas and creative thinking. Fill the space with all sorts of items with which to build; foam blocks, paper tubes, legos, art supplies, robotics, etc. This can be more structured, where the teacher gives the students a challenge for which they need to design. It can also be more open ended where students can identify a passion and use the space to further their understanding.