Yesterday I participated in a collaborative learning design effort. It was terrific. For six hours almost nonstop we discussed, researched, created, organized, and synthesized countless information points, materials, and strategies as we created a learning path related to a single, but deep, math standard for the grade level.
The meeting reminded me of the potential of good process. Too often we take part in efforts without good process, and typically those kinds of efforts do not result in good work. Yet, when the process is well organized, the potential for good work and result soars. Time and again I'm reminded of the need for analysis, good planning, and process with regard to the good work possible.