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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 – 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, […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project Survey Discussion

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On Wednesday and Friday of this past week (we rotated out on Thursday), we discussed the survey results (available here). It was a pretty interesting discussion, and one in which students were eager to participate. I’ll summarize, in no particular order, some of the things that came up below. Overall, a very positive response to […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play Project Survey Results

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I administered the survey below to my Classical Lit class two classes after the performance (the class after we broke everything down). We’ve not discussed it much (had maybe 15 mins worth of discussion, which itself was interesting, so I won’t comment much on it yet. I will say, though, that it was pleasantly surprising […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play – Performances

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So the project officially, I suppose, finished today. We performed the play; no more rehearsals, retakes, rewrites, descension into giggles (ok, maybe one or two of those), squabbling, painting, etc. We performed once in school, last block, to which I invited teachers to bring their classes, and which the superintendent and principal, as well as […]

PBL – Classical Lit Play – Dress Rehearsal

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So it’s happening. In some form. But it’s happening (actually as I type this). It’s by no means perfect but it’s something resembling a play. They’ve done a good job. 

PBL – Classical Lit Play – Almost There…?

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So tomorrow is our last class before the play on Monday. I’ll say that again: tomorrow is our last class before the play on Monday. We ‘re in…ok shape. In many ways it’s come together better and more quickly than I would have expected, though Tony-worry it is not. I’ll speak more to it’s real […]

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