Foster collaboration, creativity and innovation through woodworking. We offer teacher training and residencies.



“Working with Mike has made a dream come true. I have been wanting to start woodworking for the last 10 years and it’s happening this year so it’s very exciting”

Lindsay Calhoun, educator at the school at Columbia University


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Teacher Training:

Working in close collaboration with educators, we offer schools a unique approach to key curricula and give students the opportunity to build 21st century skills like critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. Woodworking is the original STEM!

Legacy bench project at Seth Boyden school

Legacy bench project at Seth Boyden school

We equip you with the tools and the skills to implement your own woodworking program bringing it back to school.

Residencies:

Bring us into your school to create a legacy project! Give your students a day or week of hands-on learning that they will never forget by creating a piece that can live in the school forever.

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Program Features:

  • Sturdy woodworking saddles keep your tables safe!

  • Custom built, portable and lockable tool chest and tools are provided so you have everything you need!

  • Lesson plans aligned to common core featuring inter-curricular touchpoints!  

  • 6 hours of professional development prepares teachers to easily implement this program!

  • Ongoing coaching and access to our community of teachers to share best practices.

Benefits

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We know that it is more important than ever that kids be able to think creatively and develop problem-solving and deep thinking skills in order to tackle the complex ideas they will face. We also know that it is difficult for schools to fully address students’ needs within time constraints, so we collaborated with educators to create an integrated program that allows school staff to introduce woodworking projects aligned to their own principles and learning strategies.

Integrated Curriculum

Students demonstrate understanding of history of crafts in American society, biology of trees, geometry and ratios, physics of grain direction and joinery, design, tools, and basic woodworking.