HOORAY FOR THE
STUDENTS...WITHOUT THEM I'D JUST BE AN ECCENTRIC, BABBLING ABOUT THE VIRTUES
OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE TO A NATION WORSHIPPING AT THE FEET OF GERALD SEINFELD AND
My intention this year is to enlist my alternative high school students into helping me
with my portfolio projects for National Boards. I'm thinking that together we can
pull this off. For one thing who knows more about what makes a great and
exciting lesson (worthwhile and relevant and meaningful) than the folks who will be
sitting through the lesson?
I've actually been told by teachers who have been through this part of the
"boards" that kids (even elementary level) begin to see the project as
theirs. One teacher told me that after she submitted her portfolio, the kids started
to quiz her on just how long it would be before the results arrived. Quite a few of
them actually came back in September and asked her how "they" did.
I think that's kind of neat.