Powerful learning happens through creative hands-on activities. How can schools better promote learning beyond eyes and ears? Doug Stowe, an expert in both Sloyd and Froebel methods, shows us how. Doug, master woodworker, developed the Wisdom of the Hands program at Clear Spring School, a small independent school in Eureka Springs, AR. He's written over a dozen books on woodworking, including a Guide to Woodworking with Kids, and advocates for environmental stewardship. Check out his Wisdom of the Hands blog. Visit us at: http://www.pathtolearning.us Support us at: http://patreon.com/pathtolearning/
Doug Stowe began his woodworking career in 1976. In 1977 Doug founded the Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople. In 1995, he started writing books and articles about woodworking. In 1998, he was one of three founders of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. In 2001 he started the Wisdom of the Hands Program at the Clear Spring School, a small independent school in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to prove the value of wood shop and hands-on learning. In 2006 he began his blog, Wisdom of the Hands. In 2009, the Arkansas Arts Council named Doug an Arkansas Living Treasure for his work with wood and in education. He has published 90 articles in various woodworking magazines and educational journals and has written 13 books on woodworking techniques. Doug continues to teach woodworking grades 1-12 at the Clear Spring School, to work daily in his own shop, and to travel around teaching adult woodworking classes for schools and clubs. He lives in a hardwood forest at the edge of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, with his wife, Jean.