There is a chapter titled, Think Process, Not Product, that is currently inspiring some thoughts. Specifically, there are 2 messages that are responating with me as I reflect on the book and how it relates to education:
1. The work is all that's happened in the day. It is a process, not a thing (p. 34).
2. Process is messy (p. 37).
- The feedback we get (grades, comments, suggestions, etc.) is, or should be, speaking to our process.
- The work we do is a window into our process.
- If how we work determines what our work produces, then if we want to improve our product, we must make the process the center of discussion.
- Look at a piece of work. The question being asked should be, "How did you do that?" not, "What did you do?"
- Part of the effort to produce quality work involves your ability to clean up the mess created by the process before sharing the product.
- Your product is feedback on your process.