Some times, I can feel like I’m the only guy out there. Woodshop teachers are a pretty individual breed and we seem to be evolving or dying or drying out. Looking around the net, I’ve seen work like www.woodshopteachers.org, a “traditional”-minded site, and then I see Doug Stowe’s Wisdom of the Hands blog, a superb educationally-reform minded mediation on sawdust, beauty and the hands’ role in our mental development. I’ve taken another direction altogether.
I’m happy to point out today – I’m not the only guy on the block anymore. Up in Boston, an elementary school teacher’s started shakin’ and a makin’ and STEMin’. Mr. Nathan’s put together a heck of an semester – derby cars, Day of the Dead Masks with his social studies colleagues, catapults and automatons. Check out his work @ SIMPLE MACHINES.