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Jul 21 2015

Inspiration and Adaptation with 20 Time

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Innovation Hour journey- Installment 4

From November 2014:

It seems like my classroom this year is a bundle of activity. I think much of it is attributable to the 20 Time projects, but some of it stems from my desire to not repeat the same lessons year to year. Changing things up each year keeps me and my students from getting bored, but it also creates a tension within myself that I never really have a handle on what is going on. Sometimes I wish I could just do the same canned lessons, but it is not my way.

I continue to be impressed by the work the students are pouring into the 20 Time projects. This week we had an inspirational visit from Justin Anderson, founder of Woats. Justin showed up at our library, settled into a chair amongst the students and shared his journey. I saw excitement on student’s faces I never see excited about school. They were rapt as Justin told of his humble start and tumultuous path to where he is today. The students asked thoughtful questions and Justin provided honest, meaningful answers. The students and Justin followed each other on Twitter, sampled Woats and spent a meaningful afternoon discussing risk-taking and following your passions. Justin’s wisdom from the day: “Take risks; follow your passion; start today!”

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Just two days after Justin Anderson’s visit, one of my 20 time teams made a major move forward on their journey.

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