In modern-day education, choice is not often relegated to the students (or the teacher in some cases.) But what if choice about what was learned was given to the students? Would they be more engaged and take accountability in their learning? Or would they run amok?
|Creating an Egyptian pyramid|
On presentation day, I went in "volunteer order." Amazingly, all but four students voluntarily presented before I had to start flipping coins for the next group. This is a huge shift for our class, who didn't start out as completely comfortable presenting in front of each other. Students seemed to enjoy running the SmartBoard and presenting their new found genius. Many students presented without a script, which was impressive in and of itself. You can watch all of their presentations to the left.
Natalya/Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mason/Video games, Johnny/Sharks
Sophia/Soccer, Grace/Kid President, Trey/Gettysburg
Brayden/Battle of Shiloh, Madison/Owning a Business, Connor/Sea Creatures
James/Obsidian, James/Bacteria, Chris/Publishing a Book
Josh/Birds, Logan/Anotonov 225, Tucker/Wilt Chamberlain