Saturday, May 12, 2018

How Gertrude Teaches Her Children

Last night I was thinking about the true spirit of education, and in doing so, could not wander far from the teachings of Pestalozzi. I have written before in my blog, Wisdom of the Hands, about Pestalozzi and his wonderful old book Leonard and Gertrude that had become a best seller in Europe after being published in 1801. You can find Leonard and Gertrude online as a free download. Read it and join me in visualizing a new day in American education.

For helping our new ESSA wood and metals studio coordinator  build a better understanding of safety requirements,  I found a powerpoint presentation that featured the image above as an example of table saw safety. So let's play the game,  "what's dangerous about this?" The powerpoint is offered to teachers by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Test your own understanding of physics and tell me what happens next.

Make, fix and create.

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