Thursday, January 24, 2013

In a Perfect World, They Would Make Their Own Homework

Design Your Own Homework, or DYOH, takes place twice a year in my kids' 3rd and 4th grade class. Students pick a how- to subject or research topic to investigate, make a poster, and give a presentation to the class.

It shouldn't take a private school to come up with this idea. How different is this assignment from what I saw during school open house week in the public schools? (I try stay opened minded and give the public school another look each year.) Every child there was making the same poster of a volcano, with the same drawings and same labels.  The walls were filled with them.
And I was filled with dread.
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