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Craftsmanship Article

May 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · La Vida

Check out this Article!       New York Times

“If the goal is to earn a living, then, maybe it isn’t really true that 18-year-olds need to be imparted with a sense of panic about getting into college (though they certainly need to learn). Some people are hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, when they would rather be learning to build things or fix things. One shop teacher suggested to me that “in schools, we create artificial learning environments for our children that they know to be contrived and undeserving of their full attention and engagement. Without the opportunity to learn through the hands, the world remains abstract and distant, and the passions for learning will not be engaged………………………….”

{Thanks Bryan…..I find this soo inspiring! }

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  • Renting a Hog……

    […] as that they are smart and inspired and doing what they love! They totally make me think of the New York Times article that I wrote about the other day. An academically trained person putting themselves in an […]

  • Anonymous

    fred was my chicago bike-guy. He really does rock. One thing I’ve loved about moving out west is learning so much about how things work–from big trucks and excavators, to the backyard garden. it really has been a lot more satisfying (for me) than academia was or working in law & finance.

  • Judy

    fred was my chicago bike-guy. He really does rock. One thing I’ve loved about moving out west is learning so much about how things work–from big trucks and excavators, to the backyard garden. it really has been a lot more satisfying (for me) than academia was or working in law & finance.

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