Thursday, October 8, 2009

High Tech. High

This is a wonderful short documentary about a middle school and high school that embraces learning that flows from personal interests, passion for discovery, and a celebration of art, technology, and craftsmanship.
If your school is not embracing some of the techniques used in this school, your students will be at a disadvantage. Teachers are encouraged to teach what they are passionate about. Students are treated like adults: responsible and inquiring people. Students work in groups to produce projects that solve problems. Their work is exhibited and people ask questions about the work and the processes. They learn from each other, not just the adults in their school.