Wisdom of the Hands

TaglineThis blog is dedicated to sharing the concept that our hands are essential to learning- that we engage the world and its wonders, sensing and creating primarily through the agency of our hands. We abandon our children to education in boredom and intellectual escapism by failing to engage their hands in learning and making.
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measuring, marking and drawing straight lines.

I've been having my first through 4th grade students working on projects from "Paper Sloyd" as a way of getting them to understand measuring, marking, and drawing straight lines. Paper Sloyd was intro

1 day ago

service in the real world is essential to learning

David Gribble, a UK educator, once observed that "the kind of education that honors kids’ interests & helps them to think deeply about questions that matter is of course appropriate for affluent child

2 days ago

the generosity of wood workers

Today I went to Wayne Capp's sawmill to pick up some white oak boards they had milled for me at my request. In addition to lovely wood (which I paid pittance for) Wayne gave me old steel band saw blad

3 days ago

Home again.

I had a great time in St. Louis with the St. Louis Woodworker's Guild. The weather seems to be a thing they've gotten used to as snow on the streets did nothing to deter attendance for the class. Unfo

4 days ago

kids' playground

A blog reader from Mälmo, Sweden sent this photo of kids using and making their own adventure playgrounds. Kids have a natural inclination to build their own character and intelligence through constru

5 days ago