“Things that were considered worthless are redeemed”

Ira David Socol
7 min readJul 27, 2019


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I had this difficult moment last week. Working with teachers and administrators on MakerLearning, Pam Moran and I were with a great group of educators in the Mendon-Upton (MA) Regional School District and we were exploring how empathy plus ‘making' adds rocket fuel to both engagement strategies and to deep learning, and we were beginning a Paper

Ira David Socol

Author, Dreamer, Educator: A life in service - NYPD, EMS, disabilities/UDL specialist, tech and innovation leader for education. Co-author of Timeless Learning