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An Important Skill for Teaching Tradespeople

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 634
edited December 2023 in THE MAIN WALL
imageAn Important Skill for Teaching Tradespeople

Props can come in handy when you're trying to explain mechanical concepts.

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  • Midgetman
    Midgetman Member Posts: 3
    Once a teacher, always a teacher. Once a writer, always a writer. I just read the Brendan and farewell stories. Take time to rest, enjoy the family. I think we will be reading more from you. Take care and see you on the return side.
    Erin Holohan Haskellnekdahl
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Thanks, but the fork is firmly in place. 😅
    Retired and loving it.
    nekdahlMad Dog_2
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,328
    Dan, maybe in a year or so you will think of something you want to write. You're a writer.

    I did use a prop when I was teaching electrical to the HVAC students at the union hall.

    If you're in a cellar for instance and want to run a wire or a pipe to something upstairs and have nothing to measure from you drill a pilot hole. (A small pilot hole in case you're in the wrong spot) Take a metal coat hanger and cut a piece of it and put it in a drill. Cut the drilling end on a 45 with pliers. And drill away. The hole will be so small if you're in the wrong spot no one will notice.

    I dragged a short piece of pressure treated 6 X 6 wood to class one night and asked them if they thought the coat hanger would go through it. No one thought it would so we made a few bets. I won but all the money went into the Pizza Fund.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,695
    Thanks, but the fork is firmly in place. 😅
    Never say never!
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,236
    Dan, The last two paragraphs are particularly rich! They deserve to be turned into a poster, put up on the wall as a reminder of where humanity lives. Thankyou! <3

    Yours, Larry