Thursday, January 28, 2021

A tour of Handsaws

This video is a tour of various hand saws in my wood shop and a brief description of their use. I have been asked to do a zoom seminar about hand tools, and also thought it would be useful to my students who are inclined to use hand tools so I did this video as a preparatory exercise.

My friend Elliot Washor, co-founder of the Big Picture Schools, has published a report on the effectiveness of the Big Picture model which uses internships to leverage student interests toward effective learning. At this point, what started as a single school in Providence, RI is now an international network of Big Picture Schools including one here in Arkansas, the Future School in Ft. Smith.

The Big Picture model of education is to get kids out of schools and into their communities doing real things though internships. Doing real things makes learning concrete and heightens student engagement. Students doing real things discover ways to connect classroom learning with the world outside the school walls.

Make, fix and create. Assist others in learning likewise

No comments:

Post a Comment