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Classical Play Project Redux / 2017 – Increasing Productivity

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The dynamic in this year’s class is very different from last year’s, largely because of size. We went from 22 in the class last year to 7 in this class this year (a bit embarrassing to admit, I agree, but there is a valid reason that it’s that small and that it ran: because of […]

Classical Play Project Redux / 2017 – Text Debate

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So the Classical Play Project is back. You might remember “The Michaels” (links / entries are not necessarily in chronological order), the modern adaptation of Plautus’ Menaechmi that my Classical Lit class worked on last year. One of the big questions was whether or not we would do it again this year. But this year’s […]

PBL – Classical Play Project – Table Read

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The script is done? Ok, so the script is on its way; we at least have a working draft of the script. And today, both because of the performance approaching and because I didn’t want the same groups working on the script for too long at a time, we’re doing a ‘table read’. The class […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project 2017 – Open Response Evals

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Students wrote four open response evaluations of the project. I include them in full here with the prompts at the top. If you want to compare last year’s, click here. 1. The play project was a success from an engagement standpoint; you all bought in more than I expected you to and, with few exceptions, […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project 2017 – Survey Results

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Here are the survey results from this year (you can compare to last year’s here):

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project 2017 – Claypit Performance

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This was our most difficult, but in many ways most successful, performance. It was last Thursday, so basically the last day of classes (not worth it to explain the ‘basically’) so the energy was pretty low. Because of scheduling vagaries at Claypit we were in a tech classroom, and the students were nervous about being […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project 2017 – Loker Performance

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We performed at Loker today. My students enjoyed having a theater; they incorporated the lights, both stage and house (to the delight / chagrin of the 4th graders?) and again did a nice job. And the Q & A, as usual, was excellent; the 4th graders had some great questions. I’ve included the performance is […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project – Happy Hollow Performance

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Friday was performance day / debut day for this year’s Classical Lit play. I had started this project last year with an adaptation of Plautus’ Menaechmi that we performed for a high school audience and a parent audience; you can see write ups of last year’s play here . This year the class decided to […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project – Curricular Spotlight

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Our project was the superintendent’s (thanks, PS) curricular spotlight at the June 20th School Committee Meeting, and I include the presentation / clip here.   ScreenFlow from Ed DeHoratius on Vimeo.

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project – Student Open Responses to Project

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I had students choose three of four prompts for their open response assessment of the project and I will include some excerpts here. I also include the prompts above the excerpts. Prompt #1 Excerpts The play project was a success from an engagement standpoint; you all bought in more than I expected you to and, […]

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