Educators' Guide

Writing/Essay Journal
Matt Wehling meticulously makes custom violin bows by watching and listening to a musician play their instrument to discover what would work best for them. He works on one bow at a time in order to focus his attention. Write about something you do which requires careful work, concentration, and uses tools. Do you bake, garden, dance, create videos, design clothes? Remember, tools aren’t limited to hammers and screwdrivers!

Now do the activity you wrote about. As you do the activity, focus your attention on perfecting each step and see if, without distractions, your finished product is better than usual.