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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Serendipitous is a long word, but useful as it suggests flexibility and direct response to changing circumstances. It may be irksome to some teachers to have interruptions as they are trying to delive

6 hours ago


Yesterday I introduced my Kindergarten students to making tops. Each made one and then of course wanted to make more to share with their families. I have a small drill press set up for making wheels a

14 hours ago

Making a sloyd trivet

Today I introduced the lower elementary students at the Clear Spring School to the new work bench to be used in their classroom. Grady made a sloyd trivet. He didn't know or care what a sloyd trivet w

2 days ago

finding beauty in everyday things.

A friend, Charlie Plant who coordinates the Big Picture School's Harbor Freight Fellows program, has written a lovely blog post about the beauty of everyday things.  https://www.harborfreightfellows.o

2 days ago

moving toward an age of wisdom

The news this morning is like the news of too many other mornings: More people killed through gun violence as the enraged or insane deliver mayhem on the soul of our nation. If all politicians cared a

6 days ago