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Gever Tulley    

Founder of the Tinkering School & Brightworks School; Author of "50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do"

Gever Tulley is an American writer, speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and computer scientist. He is the founder of Tinkering School, afterschool and summer programs involving the use of real tools, materials, and problems to encourage students’ love of learning, curiosity about the world, tenacity to think big, and persistence to do amazing things. His work centers around the concept of students learning through building projects.

Tulley also founded created Brightworks, a K-12 private school in San Francisco where students explore an idea from multiple perspectives with the help of real-world experts, tools, and experiences; collaborate on projects driven by their curiosity; and share their findings with the world. Rather than tests, grades, and homework, Brightworks supports students as they create a detailed portfolio of their work.

Tulley is also the author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do), an activity book for children and parents to use for exploring the world around them, and Dangerism!: Why We Worry About the Wrong Things and What It’s Doing to Our Kids.

He has delivered multiple TED talks on his work, and has contributed articles for many online media outlets.

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