1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?
20 Time was a great project for me to see what I like and explore that. It was a great way to make new friends, and I learned a lot through 20 time this year. One sure thing is I realized that I would like to learn a foreign language this summer, maybe Russian. This project also showed me where I could improve in my study habits. Through this project I realized how much of a procrastinator I could be and began to make strides to fix that. Based off my experience in class 20 Time was the best thing I did this year and I wish I could do it again next year.
2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?
One thing about 20 Time that killed my grade was these blog posts. I would start a blog post on Friday but stop and not finish it over the weekend. Thats why I think next year you should make blog posts due on Friday, or Tuesday so students can be reminded in class. Another issue I had with 20Time was my bad tast in project idea. To fix this I would have meeting with every student every other month to make sure they are on task, or to switch them out of a bad project.
3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?
Failure must be an option! If you take away this important piece of 20 Time then students will not challenge themselves and instead to a project they know they can do. This would destroy the whole point of the project because no one will be doing a project that interest them, instead they will be doing something they can do. Another thing I would not change would be for the final exam to be a speech. A speech is the perfect way to present your project and what you learned to the class, and it was a great learning experience. This does not mean you would have to do another TEDx event, instead just have everyone present in front of the class.
4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.
No not every student should be offered 20 Time because some would squander the opertunity. 20 Time should be offered to a select few of honors students because these are the ones who will make use out of it. If it is offered to everyone some would take advantage of it and treat it like a study hall, or a blow off.
5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?
My advice for a student doing 20 Time next year would be to make the most of it and not be afraid of doing something that interests you.