Campfire Conversations – Ep#14 – Brightworks – Karen Dwyer-Meadow, Tinkering School Manager

Tool use amongst children, especially young children, can cause concern, apprehension and even fear in adults. Daniel Burton meets with Karen Dwyer-Meadow (Tinkering School Manager), Brightworks San Francisco, and discusses the background of the school’s procedure behind working with tools. They cover the reasons why it is important to guard against adult fear impacting on our children’s ability to explore new skills, develop independence and find empowerment through new experiences.
Their discussion surrounds concepts that supports Educated by Nature’s philosophy and reasoning behind having tools at all of their programs.
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