After recently reading the book “Anyway”, The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith, I particularly enjoyed the chapter highlighting this commandment:
“What you spend years building
may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.”
As both teachers and learners, we spend a great deal of time building. We build lesson plans and projects and goals and teams and yes, we even build relationships. Today as I worked with teachers to explore new technologies to build better websites for better access to better learning for a better classroom, I found myself a bit frustrated, asking myself, what IS the point in all of this?
Then I thought about a few other things I’ve built: lego pirate ships and fire stations; sandcastles; turkey dinners; swing sets; camping vacations; go-carts; gardens; bookshelves; websites.
I hope I continue to enjoy building, even when I wonder why.