Thursday, February 16, 2006

The team

Today I was able to attend presentations of students’ projects in Ryba's class. I was definitely impressed at the level of creativity and ability to use technology our freshmen posses. I hope we can build on that next year. One concern which is always a concern is the inherent plagiarism I noticed.. Getting kids to the next level and creating rather than regurgitating I guess is always going to be a challenge. We should definitely raise our expectation levels of our students and have them author material right from freshmen year... Although not a commonly held thought I do believe our freshmen can do the work...

2 comments:

Swetten said...

I don't think freshmen cannot do the work, i think it takes alot of effort to get them to a level of where we want them to be. I guess my personality fits better with older students, but I believe in all students

Brody said...

I agree with you, Brown, about the plagiarism problem. Had I known how big of a problem it would be I would have started the school year with a unit addressing plagiarism. Once our Shakespeare unit is complete (mid-April), I plan to do just that. If anyone has any ideas, insight, etc. let me know.