This week, the Cohort sent emails to their parents highlighting key progress points and showcasing their learning by linking blog posts, venture planning briefs, and contributions to our Innovation Diploma WordPress site. Not only was this an exercise in sharing their story, but it was a role-reversal for many. Students of school are typically used to having a teacher send home progress reports, grades, and comments about the learning that is happening in the classroom. What if students felt empowered and emboldened to share their own progress? What if students became experts in learning how to learn and assessed their own learning?
I wrote the following letter to provide another perspective on what is happening on our team. By asking their parents to look over their planning briefs, that are rife with my feedback/comments, and invite them to share their own comments or questions, we added another layer to our layered feedback loop.