Great food for thought in preparation for back-to-school. Why not start a 20% project with your class, letting students work on a project of their choice for 20% of class time throughout the year — and then challenge them to do some research on what a 20% project is.

Daniel Pink asks us to find what drives us. Sir Ken Robinson asks us to inspire creativity in students. The latest in education is asking us to find essential questions for students. How? One way is to institute a 20% project in class. The Why: 3M started it in the 1950’s with their 15% project.

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