How about this!? A current event related #TBT Vintage Video.
Ahmed Mohammed was arrested for taking a tinkering project to school to show his teacher. A digital clock. But Hollywood, and far too many adults in his life, couldn’t fathom the idea that this kid, who is not a “troubled student” by any stretch, would build a clock, and not a bomb. You might think his statement of “No, it’s a clock,” and the fact that he willingly showed it to anyone and everyone, would indicate that it was indeed, a clock. But no… Far too many of the adults he’s supposed to trust, teachers, the principal, and the police, violated that trust, and basic common sense, and proceeded to suspend him from school, hand cuff him, and take him to juvenile detention. WTaF is wrong with these people? And because the principal doubled down on his decision, rather than apologizing profusely and joining the President of the United States in commending Ahmed for his project and love for science, he should resign. Nay, he should be fired. He simply doesn’t understand his job as an education administrator well enough to keep it. His actions absolutely did not keep anyone safe. He has actually undermined his own position. When you lack common sense, and common decency, your authority and credibility is rendered null and void.
And to further prove the point that he did absolutely nothing to keep anyone safe :
Let that sink in a bit. What would you do if this happened to your child?
So.. Onward! To the Vintage Video!
What are you doing to encourage and inspire your kids to tinker with their world? Author Gever Tulley has some great ideas in his book, Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do).