Category: Teachers

  • Ideas for Creating a Safer Practical Classroom

    Here are a collection of ideas around creating a safer workshop for woodworking students. Routines Making students go through the same routine at the start and end of every class helps create a safe classroom. In short, here are mine: Beginning of Class Leave inappropriate items of clothing (i.e. blazers/jackets, ties, scarves, etc.) in theory…

  • Workshop Safety Rules – for the Class Workshop

    Stock Standard Workshop Safety Rules No Running in the Workshop Listen to Instructions Carefully Take Only What is Needed into the Workshop If You Are Not Sure or Confident, then STOP & Ask Your Teacher. Only One Person Per Vice (to restrict number of students on benches) Always Wear an Apron & If You Have…

  • How to Stop Stuff Going Missing in the Workshop

    How to Stop Stuff Going Missing in the Workshop

    NOBODY LIKES TO THINK about it, but stopping tools & equipment from going missing is a challenge for just about every Technology Teacher that I talk to. And there is no where worse than the Woodwork Workshop. The culprits generally come from 3 categories: Students Staff After Hours Staff (cleaners, other people using the room…

  • Ideas for Year 7 & 8 Woodworking Projects

    Ideas for Year 7 & 8 Woodworking Projects

    THE FIRST WOODWORKING PROJECTS students do can wet their appetite for future years. To help keep your students interested and keen to continue into their future years, here are some project ideas. NOTE – For international visitors, year 7 & 8 are students that are approximately 13 to 15 years old. Birdhouse Not the most…

  • Ideas for Year 9 & 10 Woodworking Projects

    Ideas for Year 9 & 10 Woodworking Projects

    NOTE – In Australia, Year 9 & 10 students are around 14 – 17 years old (teens). I have a page dedicated to Woodworking Projects for 10 Year Old’s Here NOTHING IS WORSE THAN students losing interest in a project. Generating enthusiasm is important and project choice can have a bit to do with that. To…