Now, let’s add one more tool that helps us focus on what we really want. We’ll start with a story.
The faculty of Beaumont High School is hashing out possible curriculum changes in an after-school meeting that’s been going on for hours. It’s finally the science department’s turn to present.
Royce, a chemistry teacher who’s been at Beaumont for thirty-three years, considers himself the elder statesman of the school. He’s much fonder of war stories than he is of neutrons and electrons, but the administration kind of turns a blind eye because the guy’s a fixture.
At the principal’s cue, Royce clears his throat and begins to yammer on incoherently about the similarities between curriculum development and battle preparations. ...