On June 16th,
the doors opened for my NEW online course –
Such a terrific response – it quickly SOLD OUT !!
• Why is handwork absolutely NECESSARY for boys ?
• How does handwork calm & centre children with SENSORY ISSUES ?
• What key roles does handwork play in our children’s growing brains ?
• When should different handwork projects be introduced to children ?
• Where are the best places to look for inspiration & great materials ?
• Who benefits more from handwork – the children or us ?
Several people have told me that this is the first time they’ve seen a course which focuses on how to teach children to think with their hands.
One homeschooling mother of two sent me a touching email :
” I have been soaring & singing… because your class… just touched a deep desire in my heart, reawakening a dream…I’m so excited … & look forward to all the wonderful handwork you will share. I’m a complete novice but …really enjoy using all the natural materials & creating…with my hardworking hands”
Pamela Bird Yeater
What are The Making Lessons ?
This 4-week self-paced course is taught via easy-to-follow lessons; each brimming with inspiring ideas & supported by up-to-date research about the fabulous effects handwork has on our children’s brains & bodies.
This course is live. It will grow & change as we move through it. I will be planning projects for my own children along with you (I’ll show you how & what I’m doing).
Many of my students have been sending me their children’s ages & names. I’m already adding to the course with them in mind. We are going to be creating some wonderful things & exploring exciting new ways to teach children to make their world.
I have been a professional designer & maker for 30 years. Handwork has been my passion since I can remember & now for the first time, I am sharing my flexible approach to designing handwork projects in this course.
You’ll discover how these techniques will simplify your planning & help you feel more confident & relaxed about including handwork in your everyday lessons.
What will you get ?
Finally, you’ll have everything at your fingertips, all in one place!
During the course you’ll create your own Handwork Sourcebook which you will be able to refer to over & over again.
You’ll save many, many hours of searching & gathering information online. You’ll also save lots of $$$ because I’ll tell you which books, materials & tools are really worth buying.
I have created an huge array of easy to use PDFs specifically for this course, including :
• Guided exercises & short readings for you to reflect on
• Handy worksheets, tables & forms to print & use immediately
• Shopping Lists for materials, tools, resources ( including FREEBIES)
• Checklists for preparing lessons (have everything ready BEFORE you teach)
• Charts & Calendars (festivals, handwork skills lists for kindergarten to grade 3)
• Basic starter patterns & templates
• Annotated book lists (my core resources & I’ll tell you why)
How are The Making Lessons taught?
Creating anything is always a multi-faceted endeavour which rarely starts at just one point. It’s so easy to get caught up in the planning & dreaming. Often, we miss getting to the making stage!
As a homeschooling/work-at-home/designing mother, I know how challenging it can be to find a long stretch of time to myself (pretty much impossible), so The Making Lessons are clear, short & filled with solid content.
Mix + Match + Create = Enjoy
Once you have completed the course, you will be able to mold this approach, adapt it, make it yours - so that you can quickly & easily write lesson plans & design projects for ANY age child(ren) using ANY curriculum - for years to come.
Listen, watch & do at your own pace.
You can spend as long as you want browsing,
choosing & sampling
anything that takes your fancy.
Everything is presented in 7 multi-media lessons :
Lesson 1 - Why Handwork Matters
Lesson 2 - Collecting Ideas & Content
Lesson 3 - Inspiration
Lesson 4 - Skills & Projects
Lesson 5 - Creating your own “Handwork Studio”
Lesson 6 - Teaching Handwork
Lesson 7 - Making Handwork Memories
Each lesson will feature :
• Specific steps for you to take during each lesson
• Videos &/or podcasts
• Lots of inspiring images (many from my own projects & archives – 25+ years worth !!)
• Q&A posts (I’ll gather all of your questions & answer them after each lesson)
♥ I’ll share lists of my favourite inspirational blogs & websites.
♥ You can share & explore the course with the other participants by leaving comments on the private course blog
For even MORE details –
(including a list of who should take the course, details of each lesson & other FAQs )
I live ( & love) this stuff – I read/design/teach/make constantly —it’s my thing !
If you’d like to enjoy the
satisfaction & freedom of easily designing your own
handwork lessons along with me,
simply click below to enroll.
The Summer 2013 session of
The Making Lessons
is SOLD OUT.
Subscribe now to receive advance notice of the
Fall 2013 session & a chance to
benefit from an early-bird price !
P.S. The GREAT BIG BONUS!!
Those who complete & submit the core course exercises (details in Lesson One) will receive a complimentary 20-minute Skype one-on-one session with me. We can plan a project, brainstorm for a festival or just chat about handwork ( or what it’s like to homeschool in France). Whatever you want to talk about !
Hope to meet you soon !
P.S. Come, see the brand new site for The Making Lessons !