Once a week we set aside some time for students to share something from the week – with themselves, or with the community or with whatever audience they choose. Sharing what you have learned is part of learning in community, but is not something we get to practice very much in traditional school.
This is the area that I think is the most under development at ALC. Part of it is that the tools available are rapidly shifting. I am excited to write again after our first year and reflect on our practices that have formed during the year.
Students might blog, draw, journal, write letters, write plays, write songs. What is key is that their experience and analysis is at the center, and that they are developing a portfolio of material to share with themselves or other people at a later date as a way of reflecting on their own learning.
What are some of the ways you share what you have learned with other people?