Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Students Making Decisions: The Biome Project

Here is a post I wrote for my class blog, Mr. C's Class Blog. I am also posting it here because I wanted to share what my class has become. In the past I spent lots of time teaching content. I had my students do questions in their textbooks and lots of worksheets. Through my connections online with great teachers I evolved. I am a better teacher because of these connections. My students have a better opportunity to succeed because of these connections. In a few short years I have become less of a teacher and more of a facilitator for learning. My students are taking a responsible role in their own education.

My students are working on their biome projects now. Throughout this project they had to make choices based on what works best for them. Here are some vids of my students talking about what choices they made.

Here is Seth explaining what strategy he used to gather his information for the project.
video
Here Rosa talks about what strategy she used to gather her information for the project.
video

Here is Megan explaining what biomes she chose and which project she will do.
video

Here is Nathan explaining what biomes he chose and which project he will do.
video

Here is Parker explaining why he likes to be given choices with his work.
video

No comments: