Below is favorite video of mine that I first discovered on the The Atlantic Magazine website. Peter Han is a teacher and artist. He draws amazing pictures and in the below video, "Pardon My Dust," we see him at work. What is amazing about him as he erases his chalkboard art is his views on the creating process.
It is almost cliche to talk about the importance of the journey and not the destination, but where do we find examples of this idea in real life? How do we show students the value in learning instead of being so fixated on the work's completion? The process is invaluable and the result is replaceable.
Peter Han is the kind of person I would like my students to grow up and become. My students may never become great artists but if they are like me, they may one day experience something as devastating as a computer crashing while they are working on something that they have not backed up. As tragic as they can feel, I want my students to know that they have the power to reproduce what they have once created. In fact, they can reproduce their lost work from memory but end up with an improved form that shows above all that they have grown.