Monday, October 21, 2013


In designing an education based on an understanding of the child... Robert Keable Row suggested that the child's impulses be considered...
"the impulses to activity, the impulse to get sense stimulations, the impulse to motor activity, to play, to imitate, to construct or to make things, to experiment or see what things will do in different conditions, the social impulse, the aesthetic impulse, the ownership impulse. ...the impulse to think and to work. ...These are all united in the general impulse to activity, with a view to solving problems, satisfying needs, attaining desired controls."
He notes that all of these find expression through the manual arts.

One of the things I enjoy most in the school wood shop, or my own, is making tools that are useful in my teaching and in my work. these are simple wedge type marking gauges. They are easy to make.

Today in the wood shop at Clear Spring School will be making things from their own imaginations and my high school students will be working on their cahones.

Make, fix and create...

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