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Sharing Our Craft Knowledge: An innovative look at how we can increase the amount of craft knowledge we share
I often wondered if anyone else had ever experienced the same dilemmas, or experienced the same challenges in the classroom as myself. And if so, how could I learn from their experiences? My graduate school research set out to understand the factors that contribute to the sharing of craft knowledge amongst teachers at High Tech High Chula Vista (HTHCV). Through surveys and one-on-one interviews I explored themes such as relationships, how to build confidence, and the sense of safety and trust. This research was grounded in the development of relationships, which are based on comfort, trust, and a deeper sense of belonging. An innovative structure called Lil Bits Of Magic, designed to provide the time, space, and environment for craft knowledge to be shared, was developed and implemented over the course of 10 months. Below are my results!