This note went out from a teacher at one of my project schools to another one this past Friday:
"To realize what happened with the kids during this project is awesome. Now I understand - the light has dawned. I did less work and kids did more work without complaining and learned more than I would have ever dreamed possible - on so many levels. Okay; now I am hooked - teach me how to use this stuff."
I was so lucky to see this unfold in her classes on Thursday. Students (Junior Classes) were presenting their projects, and while I was enjoying seeing their demonstrations of learning (which were quite phenomenal, BTW), what really made me excited was watching this teacher as she watched the students! You could see the light bulbs literally going off for her. She would nod to herself, smile a little, look between the students and the screen, and I just knew that she had it. Her first true "Out of the Box Experience". No stopping this teacher now. She has become a true believer in student-led, project-based, REAL Learning!
Nothing makes me smile more than this! I T - it's ALL about the LEARNING!
(Yep; this IS cross-posted from my other blog - I'm so excited I have to share it with everyone I can!)