Tuesday, August 14, 2012
day two, marc adams school...
Today my students were deeply engaged in making boxes, and their enthusiasm is so palpable, I am reluctant to pull them away from their work to do the demonstrations I have planned. But we all learn best when learning comes at our own pace. I try to be mindful of their learning paces, and offer instruction when I feel it is most useful and relevant.
In educational Sloyd, it was known that learning must start with the interests of the child. There is no lack of interest at Marc Adams School, and we learn at our best when we embrace learning as readily as a child embraces playtime.
The North Bennet Street School website is undergoing refinement, and this link is to the page that relates to their effort to return woodworking education to Boston Schools.
make, fix and please create...
Take a child by the hand and introduce him or her to creativity. The same works for adults.