Category: Teachers

  • Pathways for Woodwork and Product Design & Technology Students

    I have many students not picking Woodwork and Product Design & Technology in senior years which I think is a shame Particularly because they tell me they really enjoy the subject, they just do not see a future in it. So to help me, help them and help you retain students and keep woodworking going, […]

  • A List of Woodworking Magazines

    Looking for ideas, inspiration, inside information or just plans? Woodworking magazines tend to be the best bet. The plans are the most detailed on the web and the information is good (including designer/maker interviews etc.) NOTE: If you are looking for plans I do sell some specifically for woodworking and design classes here. You can […]

  • Ideas for Teaching a Practical Subject Remotely (Online)

    What do you do with a practical subject if you are stuck at home for a long period of time? Here are some ideas you can use to teach a practical subject remotely. (The practical ideas are down the bottom.) THEORY Studying a product over time I use this project as a standard in Year […]

  • Easy STEM Activities (An Updated List)

    Easy STEM Activities (An Updated List)

    Need an extension activity or something to cover one or a couple of classes? Here are some easy STEM activities to get you out of trouble. Take Apart A Machine Go something old that you will never use lying around? Then let them at it! Sometimes this is easier said than done but if you […]

  • Why STEM is Important (Opinion)

    Why STEM is Important (Opinion)

    Most schools around where I live (Melbourne, Victoria, AUS) now have some kind of STEM going on. Many times it is a separate subject. But every school has had Science, Technology and Maths departments for decades… So weren’t students doing this already? I couldn’t piece it together at first so I thought I’d look into […]