Sunday, October 16, 2011
Beautiful Work and the Mundanity of Excellence
A favorite hero at High Tech High is teacher Ron Berger, and author of The Ethic of Excellence. The value of creating beautiful work is instilled and commanded in his classroom. Producing quality work is a process. Work is not to be rushed and completed as a means to check off "done" on the "to do list". If we are not instilling this value of appreciation for the process in our children, we are failing to educate them. And... failure too is part of the process. Beauty and quality are reflections of our humanity successes. True beauty and quality require the essence of love: love and passion. It is this passion that pushes us through the details, that keeps us alive during the mundanity of the process as we create that best possible product.
Posted by Carrie Harris at 10:28 PM