Make:cast - Scott Swaaley

published 14.01.2021 00:02

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He taught ninth graders at High Tech High in San Diego, an innovative public school that focused on experiential learning and student projects.

An electrical engineer who became a high school teacher, Scott started Make Safe Tools in 2018 to produce products that make workshops safer.

On hearing about High Tech High in San Diego On learning to teach at High Tech High: I think it came down to — I’m someone that kind of had an instinct for building and I loved building things.

At Nueva School, a private school for gifted students in Silicon Valley The philosophy of education was the same, but the setting could not be more different in that way.

In the school makerspace he saw the need to improve safety The one thing that just always bothered me was our band saws got tons of use and they coast forever.

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