work in progress

Like many things in life, there are projects that are works in progress. The things, projects, problems or personal that are being built as you go, fixed while in flight. That is mantra of our time. You don’t wait to finish, because it won’t ever really be done. And if you are close to finishing, then it needs to be reborn.

This is not something that educational systems are handle very well. The idea of do and re-do, first-second-third drafts or continual improvement is hard to work into the grading and assessment practices of secondary education. There is a need for a grade, a snapshot of progress. I get it, but there should be a way to expand the product to the next level, using the first round of assessment as the spring-board.

If you have ever had the joy of working on a sailboat, you know how this process works.