Thursday, January 12, 2017
care and repair in the school woodshop
Along with that, I was able to explain to the kids why taking care of things matters. Sure it is fun to fix things, but breaking things has real consequences and it may be best to exercise some judgement and care in the first place. The great thing was that the incident brought us all closer together.
My high school students are finishing their Shaker boxes, and while not all express the same level of enthusiasm for woodworking, all seem to appreciate what they've made. One student screwed up his box today by not paying attention to the placement of the bottom in the sides as he drove tooth picks into place. I assured him that it takes less time to do make the bottom over and get it right than it took in the first place to screw up. And is that not the case with most things?
I plan to have talks with all students about the development of craftsmanship, the relationship between cause an effect through which we make the world a better place.
Make, fix, create, and extend toward others the love of learning likewise.