Monday, March 9, 2015

Dark Half of the Blue

We've got two weeks until Spring Break.  I think I can make it, but I'm not totally sure.  That's the place we're currently in.  The sixers are off in Project Land, which has it's plusses and minuses.  Last week, we did the final project of our human rights unit.  The kids produced PSAs on an issue we'd studied in class.  Now, we're starting a month-long project called the World Savvy Challenge.  Most of the time, Project Land is a great place to live, with students taking ownership for their work, making good choices, and wowing their teachers with their excellent critical thinking skills.  Sometimes, though, Project Land is a place where a kid decides to do absolutely nothing unless a teacher stands beside him with a hand on his shoulder.  That particular task can be exhausting, and I don't enjoy the shoulder holding.  We'll hope for the best.


Anonymous said...

WOW! You finished the puzzle! Project land sounds worthwhile for the kids, even those shoulder hunging ones. Mom

mm said...

A morning session at workshop today and your blog is helping me let control (some) of an upcoming final project.