Wednesday, September 23, 2015
imagination, self assessment and creativity
It is interesting to adults to see my students clean shop. The process is rewarding to them because the broom sweeps up enough volume of shavings and dust to give the child a sense of accomplishment. The children can be very possessive about their sawdust, and yesterday was not the first time I've heard my students claim, "This is my pile of sawdust." Would they make similar claims about their standardized test scores?
It has been a very quiet week so far on the Clear Spring School campus, as most of our students have been at ESSA, taking classes in painting, pottery and jewelry making. I've begun trying to affix feathers to arrows that I might stay one small step ahead of my upper level students as they will be doing the same thing next week.
Make, fix, create, and insist that others be given the opportunity to learn likewise.