Yesterday in 219 kids began presenting their projects for round 2 of the independent learning projects. Each month my kids are challenged to pursue an independent path of learning, following very simple criteria:
- Choose a topic of genuine interest.
- Pose a question.
- Search for an answer.
- Create a product that demonstrates learning.
- Share learning with the class.
Below are a few examples of some of my students’ pursuits. I am so proud of their work, work that i had nothing to do with. Last week, after a sneak, preview peak of some of the products that my students created (one of them Meghan’s movie below), a parent contacted me, applauding my efforts, commenting that she was pleased to see that I was “still working [my] magic and moving kids to do great things!” I thanked her for the kind words, but informed her that the only thing I had done was give students the opportunity to discover their own magic. Yesterday, they shared their magic. I cannot wait to see what tricks they perform today.
Have a great Tuesday, all. If you didn’t see it last night, here’s a link to a post outlining some changes to the blog http://www.letschangeeducation.com/?p=327 .
- For all, when you reflect on your experiences in school, what was a project you loved or hated? Why?
- For teachers, when you reflect on the projects that your students have done in the past, what do you consider the marks of a successful project? An unsuccessful project?
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