Just a quick note of thanks to everyone who contributed to my daughter’s fundraising campaign. Back in January, she had the idea to replace two sets of sad, broken books in her middle school classroom with new copies. This week, those books arrived and were delivered to an incredibly grateful classroom. While the politics of […]

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that the spring semester around here means 20Time, a passion project where students spend 20% of class time for 12 weeks working on an individual plan approved by their peers. Continue reading

Now that the diplomas have been handed out and Room H-9 is packed for the summer, I took some time to sit awhile and think. What went well this year? What was a flop? If I could do it over again, what would I change? Continue reading

Two nice surprises arrived this week, once again validating the impact 20Time can have on our students. First, one of my freshmen let me know that the website she built this spring as part of her 20Time project helped her win a summer internship with our city’s Department of Community Development. How cool is that? […]

I’m out of town on this three-day weekend, but still thinking about you and making my spring semester 20Time plans. Check it out: Continue reading

This post is part of an occasional series documenting my entry into project-based learning. This semester, my students are participating in a 20Time project, a 12-week experience where they choose a worthwhile project to complete (somewhat) on their own using 20 percent of our class time. You can read more about the path that led […]

This post is part of an occasional series documenting my entry into project-based learning. This semester, my freshmen are participating in a 20Time project, a 12-week experience where they choose a worthwhile project to complete (somewhat) on their own using 20 percent of our class time. You can read more about the path that led […]