May is an important time in the life of Flex Friday. It’s crunch time. Time for groups to figure out how much of their original project proposal they will be able to complete. With four Friday’s of work time left, what needs to get done and how will they make that happen?
One of the groups that I supervise on Friday’s was particularly productive this morning. Their project involves a lot of design and engineering. But they’re 9th graders, so it also involves a lot of trial and error.
Last week they realized that using the big white board in my room to brainstorm and design and share their thinking with each other really helps a lot. That’s progress.