Guest Speaker at Marin Home & Garden Expo

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Marin Home & Garden Expo. I took the opportunity to talk about my experiences on HGTV, about being a handywoman, being a woman in a male dominated field, and most importantly on the importance of teaching students hands-on skills.

The Importance of Hands-On Education

Technology education- architecture, woodshop, construction, and engineering- should be priorities for states because students who learn these critical and relevant skills are in a better position both socially and economically. They learn how to figure things out with their own minds and hands; this is learning. Technology education makes well-rounded students – a hands-on technology education environment encourages students to take all the knowledge they’ve learned in all their classes, and it encourages them to understand knowledge in new ways. Kids learn to solve problems and use critical thinking skills; skills students will use for the rest of their lives.

States need students who are educated in technology education and students need states that are going to educate them in technology education.

Thanks for coming to the Marin Home and Garden Expo this year!

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