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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Quadrant hinges

I'm completing an article for Popular Woodworking Magazine about installing quadrant hinges using my flipping sorry stick technique. Use of a thin story stick allows for such operations to be performe

6 hours ago

craftsmanship as a social art

Whether you are crafting legislation, or poetry, or whittling a stick with buddies on the porch of the hardware store, crafting is a social endeavor. We forget that sometimes. We may spend hours in ou

4 days ago

Building a basis for understanding complex things.

One of the principles of Educational Sloyd is to build from the simple to the complex, and certainly, we live in a world that's enormously complex and difficult for most folks to understand. For insta

6 days ago

Future schooling

Yesterday I got a call from the principle of the Future School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. https://fsfuture.org It is a Big Picture School https://www.bigpicture.org based on the Met School model in which

6 days ago

Welcome to this dawn

I am relieved that the disastrous presidency of Donald J. Trump is nearly over. I'm surprised it has lasted this long. Thomas Friedman in the New York Times noted this day as follows:  "Folks, we just

1 week ago