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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Making a nail box

I've published a short video on making a nail box for my students at the Clear Spring School to assemble and use in their tool boxes.  A number of my books have been on the subject of box making, and

1 day ago

traveling chess sets.

A reader on facebook asked about the age of our students who made traveling chess sets. They were in fifth and sixth grades, and you can read more about the project on this page in my blog and see oth

3 days ago

With no clear end in sight let's find reason for hope

This New York Times opinion piece by gifted editorial writer Thomas Friedman looks forward to some of the changes that the Corona virus pandemic may bring. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/opinion/c

4 days ago

for a fair selection

Other woodworking teachers will be interested in this website hosted by Woodcraft Co. to benefit those few woodworking teachers left.  http://woodworkingteachers.com/ The cartoon illustrates the absur

1 week ago

Woodworking with Kids Volume 2, number 2

I just sent out my email newsletter Woodworking with Kids, Volume 2, Number 2. You can subscribe through this link:  https://mailchi.mp/1993eade6205/woodworking-with-kids-volume-2-number-2 The photo s

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