You’ll hear students say things like, ”A subject comes up that I don’t know about, and instead of glossing over it, I truly find myself thinking was is that about? I could learn about it! I’m finding questions in everything.” And “We learned how to learn, we learned how to teach, we learned how to work.”
Of course, it’s easy to discount these kids as atypical. Marginalizing them is far easier than wondering why other high school students are stuck doing worksheets.
For more information on the project and associated lesson plans for students see: ”Independence Day: Developing Self-Directed Learning Projects“