Hey Steve ! Thanks for submitting your reflection! I love that you and Sarah collaborated on other metrics for evaluating the impact of your idea. It will be very interesting to see how the students' behavior changes (if at all) after the challenge is over. Will some revert back to cell phone usage? Will they continue to encourage each other to keep devices "away" in your class? It'd be cool to get feedback from students on WHY their behavior changed.
On a slightly different note: there's something that really stood out to me in the 3rd need you addressed - lack of healthy connection with peers. It made me wonder about a short, "beginning of class ritual" you could introduce that would purposely have them connect with a partner or small group for just a brief amount of time - a daily activity/prompt that promotes fun peer connections so they are less likely to be on their phones. Just a thought... :-)
Hi Cindy! I love love LOVE following your reflections and insights! Your passion for student-centered change is unwavering...and it's so awesome to see how you've already made changes within the current structure to positively impact the student experience. (And having a supportive team makes such a difference!) I'm really interested in the collaborative art project that you mentioned in your reflection - any preliminary ideas about the metric(s) your connect team may use to gauge impact?
Hi Becca (and the rest of the Memorial team)! It's so helpful to see your group's submission - you've been incredibly committed to thoughtfully creating a meaningful space for your students and staff! We're excited to see where the next "tests" take you and what your team learns from them.
I'm particularly pumped about your plan to see what ideas surface from students when they're actually in the space. Have you thought about the different ways to do that? It'd be great for a few of your team members to each collect feedback from different groups of students or colleagues as they engage with the space. Then see what insights emerge!