Educating Educators

We completed another wonderful foundational course this last Saturday. We had a great group of people from all over the U.S. and even as far away as England.

I think this class had the largest group of educators that we’ve seen in a class — professors and a high school educator as well as a school administrator. We even had an opera singer, who had sung at the Sydney opera house for years. Unfortunately we could never get him to sing for us! Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great time.

Most students had never hand-cut a dovetail before, or even used a handplane. It really is amazing to see the incredible change that can happen to someone’s skill level in just 6 days. The confidence level at which they are using their tools on the 6th day is exponentially higher than it was on the 1st day.  Even though the class is intensive it really is the best way to learn a skill — immerse yourself in it and keep practicing when you get home. The joints are guaranteed to get better every time!

Thank you all for taking the course and I hope to see you all back in shop in the near future!

One Response to Educating Educators

  1. Jason McSpadden August 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM #

    This class and my time at Heritage was a highlight of my summer. Frank and Stan were absolutely wonderful teachers. They were patient and taught us all– their wonderful sense of humor helped! My family and friends are amazed at the projects I brought home. And I am using the skill I learned in my shop now. And I had a fascinating time working with and talking with the class members. Blessings to all of you!