Just when testing is knocking at the classroom door and the point to all of your educational efforts seems completely lost on the powers-that-be in the corridors of state decision making, along will come something that will restore your faith in why you do what you do and trigger a sense of hope.
School: too easy to give up on, too hard not to try and give your best yet again another day.
To wit, I cite this. It’s what the book report of the future will look like. (Heck, not the future — the book report of NOW!) Sent to me from Texas by a fan of one of my YA novels — a book report on Homeboyz.
Can you say, summer reading project? The sooner we start to blend text-to-world in a way that better connects text- to-technology, the sooner we are going to get more kids more actively engaged in their own educations. Truth is, the kids are eager and ready. It’s the adults in our school system who are holding the students back from doing this kind of stuff as book report.
The times they are a changin’.
Warning: This Ain’t Your Momma’s Summer Reading Project.