Kogut and I really should write about exhibition sometime. But tonight is the night before it goes live, and I’m mostly sitting here feeling incredibly proud of my students. Just a smattering of examples of why …
– One of my students, who is working on social skills, giving a strong exhibition to a small group of teachers this afternoon.
– My last period class asking each other questions to help each other hit criteria they may have missed during their practice.
– A student who is working on getting to school on time and thus misses math up to 1/2 of the time, keeping up with the project, becoming more engaged because we were going in depth and she can re-orient more quickly, asking thoughtful, genuine questions during practice today.
– A student seeing a video about her topic and exclaiming, “I am going to add some of what I just learned to my presentation!”
– A student, who does not often volunteer to help others, tutoring his groupmates.
– Students informing each other that they will act professional/on time/not giggle/stand tall during Exhibition, no bones about it.
None of this is surprising, but it bears mentioning, and my students are awesome people. I am glad Exhibition gives them an opportunity to shine.
(P.S. No, it’s not perfect and no, not all the presentations will knock your socks off, but that, perhaps, isn’t the point.)