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Per my public announcement of goals for this quarter (see previous post), I have taken a couple steps towards my experiment. I have 3 sections of 8th grade. One section I am running as I always have. The second sections I'm giving more teacher driven/student choice. The third section I'm doing Andrew McCormick's 20% suggestion. Mr. McCormick is WAY more fluid then I think I will ever be. It seems as if he allows organized chaos and I'm a bit more ridged. I still love his ideas so I've tweaked my piloted program of 80/20% a bit.
Actions I have taken:
- I have a created a section of my website for the 20% beta project.
- I have created a pin board for ideas for the 20% if students can't think of an idea on their own.
- I have introduced and had the students sign a classroom contract stating my expectations. (click here to see it)
Tomorrow is our first 20% day and we'll see how it goes. I'm really excited about it.