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Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering

基弗尔·杜雷通过修修补补来传授一堂生命课程

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基弗尔·杜雷用吸引人的图片和影片,展示了孩子们在修补学校中学到的有价值的课程。一旦提供给这些年轻的幻想家们工具、材料和指导,他们肆意而为,并用有创造力的方式建造了独特的船、桥,甚至是一个过山车!

- Tinkerer
The founder of the Tinkering School, Gever Tulley likes to build things with kids. Full bio

This is the exact精确 moment时刻
就是在那个时候
00:12
that I started开始 creating创建 something called Tinkering修修补补 School学校.
我开办了一个叫做修补学校的项目。
00:16
Tinkering修修补补 School学校 is a place地点 where kids孩子 can pick up sticks
修补学校里,孩子们可以拿起木棍
00:21
and hammers and other dangerous危险 objects对象,
和锤子以及一些其他危险的物品,
00:25
and be trusted信任.
并且给予信任。
00:29
Trusted可信 not to hurt伤害 themselves他们自己,
相信他们不会让自己受伤,
00:31
and trusted信任 not to hurt伤害 others其他.
相信他们不会让他人受伤。
00:33
Tinkering修修补补 School学校 doesn't follow跟随 a set curriculum课程,
修补学校没有固定的课程。
00:37
and there are no tests测试.
也没有测试。
00:40
We're not trying to teach anybody任何人 any specific具体 thing.
我们不去尝试教任何人任何具体的事情。
00:42
When the kids孩子 arrive到达
当儿童来这的时候
00:46
they're confronted面对 with lots of stuff东东:
他们将会接触到很多东西,
00:49
wood and nails钉子 and rope and wheels车轮,
木头,铁钉,绳索及轮胎,
00:51
and lots of tools工具, real真实 tools工具.
以及很多很多工具,真正的工具。
00:55
It's a six-day六天 immersive身临其境 experience经验 for the kids孩子.
这六天对儿童来说是一个身临其境的体验。
01:00
And within that context上下文, we can offer提供 the kids孩子 time --
并在这方面,我们可以提供时间给孩子。
01:05
something that seems似乎 in short supply供应
这些似乎就是他们所缺少的
01:09
in their over-scheduled超计划 lives生活.
在日程过满的生活中。
01:12
Our goal目标 is to ensure确保 that they leave离开
我们的目的是确保在他们离开的时候
01:15
with a better sense of how to make things
能更好的理解怎么去建造东西
01:18
than when they arrived到达,
比他们来之前更好的理解,
01:20
and the deep internal内部 realization实现
以及一个扎根于内心的领悟
01:23
that you can figure数字 things out by fooling嘴硬 around.
那就是你瞎忙也可以搞明白一件事情。
01:26
Nothing ever turns out as planned计划 ... ever.
从没有任何事情是按照计划运行的,从来没有。
01:30
(Laughter笑声)
01:35
And the kids孩子 soon不久 learn学习
然后孩子们马上就发现
01:37
that all projects项目 go awry --
所有的项目都出了差错 --
01:39
(Laughter笑声)
01:43
and become成为 at ease缓解 with the idea理念 that every一切 step
但同时也造就了一个轻松的想法,那就是
01:44
in a project项目 is a step closer接近
在项目中的每一个过程
01:46
to sweet success成功,
都让你向甜蜜的成功靠拢,
01:49
or gleeful欢乐的 calamity灾害.
或者是一个欣喜的灾难。
01:52
We start开始 from doodles涂鸦 and sketches素描.
我们从涂鸦和草图开始。
01:56
And sometimes有时 we make real真实 plans计划.
有时候我们也做一些真正的计划。
02:00
And sometimes有时 we just start开始 building建造.
有时候我们直接从建造开始。
02:03
Building建造 is at the heart of the experience经验:
建造是体验的核心。
02:07
hands on, deeply immersed沉浸
动起手来,把自己深深的浸入
02:10
and fully充分 committed提交 to the problem问题 at hand.
和全力的投入到你手头的问题里。
02:13
Robin知更鸟 and I, acting演戏 as collaborators合作者,
罗宾和我,就像合作伙伴,
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keep the landscape景观 of the projects项目
保持着这些项目
02:20
tilted towards completion完成.
向完成的方向进军。
02:22
Success成功 is in the doing,
成功就在过程中。
02:25
and failures故障 are celebrated著名 and analyzed分析.
我们庆祝和分析失败。
02:28
Problems问题 become成为 puzzles谜题
问题变成一个个迷题
02:31
and obstacles障碍 disappear消失.
紧接着障碍消除了。
02:34
When faced面对 with particularly尤其 difficult
当我们遇到特定的困难的时候
02:38
setbacks挫折 or complexities复杂性,
比如说挫折或复杂时,
02:40
a really interesting有趣 behavior行为 emerges出现: decoration装饰.
一个十分有趣的行为就显现出来了: 装饰。
02:42
(Laughter笑声)
02:47
Decoration装饰 of the unfinished未完成 project项目
装饰那些未完成的作品
02:50
is a kind of conceptual概念上的 incubation孵化.
是一种概念般的孵化。
02:52
From these interludes穿插 come deep insights见解
从这些间隙中产生了更深的见解
02:56
and amazing惊人 new approaches方法 to solving the problems问题
以及解决问题的新奇尝试
02:59
that had them frustrated受挫 just moments瞬间 before.
这些问题在此之前还让人沮丧。
03:02
All materials物料 are available可得到 for use.
我们可以运用所有的材料。
03:07
Even those mundane平凡, hateful可恶, plastic塑料 grocery杂货 bags包装袋
甚至是那些平凡,可恨的塑料购物袋
03:12
can become成为 a bridge
也可以变为一个桥梁
03:18
stronger than anyone任何人 imagined想象.
而且任何人都没想到可以如此坚固。
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And the things that they build建立
有时候我们对我们自己所建造的东西
03:24
amaze惊奇 even themselves他们自己.
感到惊讶。
03:27
Video视频: Three, two, one, go!
影片中: 三,二,一,发射!
03:30
GeverGever TulleyTulley: A rollercoaster过山车 built内置 by seven-year-olds七岁的孩子.
基弗尔·杜雷: 一个7岁小孩造的过山车。
03:41
Video视频: Yay好极了!
影片中: 耶!
03:45
(Applause掌声)
掌声
03:48
GTGT: Thank you. It's been a great pleasure乐趣.
基弗尔·杜雷:谢谢你们。这是我的荣幸。
03:50
(Applause掌声)
掌声
03:53
Translated by Halei Liu
Reviewed by Wei Zhao

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About the speaker:

Gever Tulley - Tinkerer
The founder of the Tinkering School, Gever Tulley likes to build things with kids.

Why you should listen

Gever Tulley writes the best Twitters: Just landed my paraglider in an empty field behind Santa 8arbara. ... Making amazing tshirts with a laser cutter at the maker faire in austin. ... Washing fruit, putting sheets on bunkbeds, and grinding up aluminum foil in a cheap blender ... Updating the school blog, trying to figure out how many cubic feet of air are in a 5 gallon cylinder at 200 PSI. ... Trying to figure out if the tinker kids are going to be able to get molten iron from magnetite sand ...

A software engineer, Gever Tulley is the co-founder of the Tinkering School, a weeklong camp where lucky kids get to play with their very own power tools. He's interested in helping kids learn how to build, solve problems, use new materials and hack old ones for new purposes. He's also a certified paragliding instructor.

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