Teacher Ron Berger discusses his desire for all students to be “craftsmen”–to be proud of their work, and to have work worthy of pride. He argues that craftsmanship is developed naturally within cultures of excellence, and so schools should work first on creating a culture of excellence. He suggests these five pedagogical practices for doing so:
- Assign work that matters.
- Study examples of excellence.
- Build a culture of critique.
- Require multiple revisions.
- Provide opportunities for public presentation.
Author: Ron Berger