In the strategic planning feedback from students and parents, there were two ideas that were common—more choices and make sure students are aware that they may have options on how to alter/complete assignments in more creative ways. I think these ideas are closely linked. With our class size, the number of course options we can offer is limited (although the variety of educational experiences, such as Winterm and Project Week and the new December “MinTerm” independent options for 11th-12th grade, expand choices greatly). But within classes, there can be great room for choices. Students should be aware of how much initiative they could be taking.
For example, instead of writing… read more