It's hard to believe that we are about half way through the school year! There is lots to be proud of- and also lots to look forward to!
Something I want to celebrate is the teacher and student embracing of "show what you know" in a fluid, creative way. This is a big shift from the traditional test or project with a given structure or outline. teachers must give up the control of knowing exactly what they're going to get. Students must grapple with the unknown and find a way to share their understanding in a way that is exciting and best for them.
At the beginning, teachers build off of the standards or objectives. Expectations are made clear, but the process and product are in the hands of the students. Students feel empowered and take ownership of their learning when given opportunities like this. Some students may choose to write, others draw, while their classmates record. the possibilities are endless!
"If you assign a project and get back thirty of the exact same thing, that's not a project. That's a recipe."