The Last Time
When was the last time you offered a choice project for students?
When were you able to let students choose how to prove their learning? What was the set-up for the choice project? In what ways were students allowed to present what they now know and connect to their own lives?
The Next Time
Take advantage of the next time you can offer choice in the classroom.
Many teachers already offer choice projects throughout the school year and realize that letting students create is the culmination of 21st century skills— critical thinking, communication, and collaboration all lead to creation. Choices therefore help for both learning enjoyment and preparation for the future. Freedom in assessment style is not always best, but consider offering choices when possible/plausible for students to buy-in and take ownership of their own education.