Jenn and I were meeting for a brainstorming session over “report cards” for home learning. We both highly value the importance of process a long with the outcome or the product. We decided to start discussing a tool to help parents (including ourselves) document the process of learning in their children, with a focus on learning that’s done at home. We don’t cover the nitty gritty of what we come up with — we’ll save that for later — but we discuss the value of process, other ways people/disciplines document learning, how to reward process,
How do you feel about process? Do you value it?
What measures are there to evaluate process?
Have you ever left “breadcrumbs” to show where you’ve been?
What’s the balance between a plan and changing as you go?
How can you both plan for an end point and also be flexible for change along the way.
What language do you use to reward process, with kids or students or employees?
What do you track? What do you capture in your reflections?
What are your patterns?
What are your themes?
Prompted or impromptu!?