The citizenry teacher at COMBEMI decided to make a suspended garden with her 12-14 year old students during the fall semester of 2013. I was lucky enough to help the teacher and film the students throughout the process. There was always a bit of difficulty in motivating the students to work (I think the camera’s constant presence helped out). While creating this project I also realized how important structure is for students at this age. If we had one minute without planned activity, total chaos broke out; there was candy thrown across the room, desks rearranged and phones out, ipods in their ears. The project was a great learning experience for me about how to organize a long term project with youth. I think the students mostly had a good time and were certainly proud of themselves by the end. link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8auZEJtWi8&feature=youtu.be
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About Zoe Rose Clarke
Zoe is passionate about preserving and creating beauty in the world. She is mostly invovled in serious journaling and doodling in her diary, but she also works on an artistic cookbook project at least once every two days. She believes in slow deliberate work as well as deadlines, because some projects could stretch on forever. Her goal for the year is to change the way in which she relates to others by focusing on loving those around her before they can decide their feelings for her. She also seeks to understand different ways of approaching life without assuming her goggles are the greatest lenses.