Many are familiar with this story;
A woodcutter strained to saw down a tree. A young man who was watching asked “What are you doing?”
“Are you blind?” the woodcutter replied. “I’m cutting down this tree.”
The young man was unabashed. “You look exhausted! Take a break. Sharpen your saw.”
The woodcutter explained to the young man that he had been sawing for hours and did not have time to take a break.
The young man pushed back… “If you sharpen the saw, you would cut down the tree much faster.”
The woodcutter said “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. Don’t you see I’m too busy?”
For us as educators, the message is clear.
It’s in our best interest to take the time to revise the best methods to teach and grow with our children. As parents, many things can overwhelm us especially in times when we have to juggle some many things at at the same time.
I want to dedicate a part of this platform to share findings and recommendations on best ways to do this. I hope you can join us on this journey.