This is what student learning looks like

This movie was produced by five-year-olds as a culminating project for a study of butterflies and habitats. It’s worth noting that this happened at a first-year-school that had never done this sort of thing before. Just to underscore that this sort of thing is possible anywhere, as long as the community is committed to letting kids demonstrate what they’ve learned in engaging, creative ways.

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  1. Nancy Wilde
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the delightful video.

    I am interested in what inspires teachers and students and am exploring this for my dissertation topic. You mentioned in one of your YouTube videos that recent research affirms our biological urge to speak from the deepest parts of ourselves as well as our need to be visible, seen, and heard. I’d like to read more about this. Where may I find more information on this? Who is/are the authors? Thank you for you assistance and thoughtful blog! Nancy Wilde

  2. Posted December 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Nancy,

    The book I was referencing re the biological urge is James Zull’s The Art of Changing the Brain. I quote it and others in my own book American Schools, which has a prologue titled The Visibility Impulse, and which is all about this larger need to be seen and heard. Check it out, let me know what you think, and let’s keep talking; And GOOD LUCK!

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