The Students of COMBEMI make a . . .

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:

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