It really makes me sad to say this, but this is my last blog post :(
The year is ending, which means my project is done. But before I get all sentimental on you, let me answer some required questions for my teacher:
1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?
- Personally, I liked 20 Time. I had quite a few discrepancies with the idea and the process of it, but I liked my project and I love what I accomplished through 20 Time.
2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?
- I think that students should have more time to think of what their project will be. A year is a long time to work on a project, and if people are rushed to pick something, they're going to be less invested in what they're doing. I also think the idea of acceptance should be reinforced. I feel like some people's projects weren't supported as much as others, and it's hurtful to have people's passions ranked by importance. Isn't everyone's project special if it means something to them? I would hope that in the future, everyone gets equal amount of appreciation and support.
3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?
- I don't think the idea of doing a speech at the end of the year should be changed. It's nice to hear everyone explain their projects and what they learned from them. And it's always good to have students practice public speaking, because it's a valuable skill.
4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.
- If this question is implying that entire schools should be doing 20 Time, I disagree. I feel that as a teacher, being invested in 90 projects is already a lot. The fact that less people are doing it makes it more special for both the students, and the teacher.
5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?
- Do not think of this project as a grade. I repeat, DO NOT think of this project as a grade. To thoroughly enjoy this project, you need to think of it as something that will improve your life, not your GPA. I think 20 Time is all about personal discovery, and you won't discover anything if you're worried about the grade.
Also, in case you were wondering, today was the TEDx event at my school, and it was a blast. In case any of you were watching/on twitter, I live-tweeted the heck out of that event. But it was good fun, and I'm glad I got to see and support all my friends.
Okay, and now, time to get sentimental. This project was revolutionary for me. I discovered a lot about myself, and I accomplished some incredible things. I graciously want to thank anyone who has ever read this blog. I know my project isn't the most interesting or cool, but it means the world to me, and I hope you enjoyed my journey as much as I did.
And now, I would like to share with you my final product: my speech. Enjoy.
Thanks again for reading, it's been a pleasure to share my passion with you.