Today we discussed how to turn in and test run all group projects on Monday.
I left the day both elated and worried. It’s amazing how some students have it so together while others just struggle to know what is required of them.
I gave the students a last-second checklist to ensure that they had all that they needed–all the steps of their process were followed and evident, that their final product meets the criteria on the rubrics that have long been in their possession, and that they have started the process of rehearsing their lines and timing their speeches.
The groups that provided the elation were paying attention to the smallest of details–is this the right word to use? does this autobiographical video count as a primary source? is this .gif okay to use? How do we cut if we are too long? I knew these groups would be ready to roll and rehearse full scale come Monday and find the necessary answers to their questions.
The groups that left me worried were the groups still trying to finish up their scripts (past due at this point) and hadn’t even read them aloud, much less ensured they had all the items on the checklist checked. But that’s what days like today are for–to reflect. To see where we are at. To see what we need to move forward. To build a plan to get to where we need to go.
“This Time” by INXS from 1985’s Listen Like Thieves