Here’s a photo below from a Handmade Thinking workshop I gave last Friday at St. John’s School in Houston. Teachers pictured here are from various grade levels and disciplines. I had a great time at this lunch time workshop. Earlier in the day, I taught two consecutive 8th grade English classes introducing Handmade Thinking, and afterward these students drew their responses to Toni Cade Bambara’s short story “The Lesson” which led to a fuller discussion of their understanding and appreciation of the characters in the story. Thanks to Sharon Fabriz at St. John’s for making all of this possible. In a later post, I’ll share some the handmade responses her students drew in response to their independent reading projects.