Last blog post:1. Overall I think it is an amazing experience if you take it seriously. You have to be dedicated and completely on track and love what you are doing. People need to have the realizations that most of us kids had this year.
2. I definitely think they should have mini goals or deadlines for themselves and you need to go up to each one and make sure they love it. Ask them why they want todo it and if doing it for college apps is one of them, then ask them to pick a different thing that they are truly passionate about. MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THIS! Have them do the first thing that comes into their mind. I think that next year the blog posts could be just little tiny updates like once or twice a week instead of long paragraphs once a week.
3. I definitely think that the fact of failing is an option should be the same. Failure is inevitable with that many kids and it should not at all be graded if they failed or not. It should be graded if their speech shows what they really learned thought the year about the project.
4. I think it should be in schools. Although it does take up a lot of time, it is so amazing how much we all, learn as a whole from watching others in their projects as well as ourselves. But it would've also nice to have it be something outside of school, like a club or something if that is possible for the students who don't take mr provenzano so class.
5. DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE. That's it. That's all that matters.
Thanks, Gennie martin