Thursday, April 19, 2012

When the kids own it

Children are SO motivated when they have ownership of their learning! You can see it in these photos of students building and programming their own robot, reading me their latest book, putting together an autobiography, and making a spaghetti lunch for the school.  You may have seen Caine's Arcade - if not, watch and you will smile.

Contrast all these with students' fear and trepidation during annual state testing that starts in 3rd grade: Kids' brains, nerves put to the test in the Times Union.

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