This interview is with one of my students from the Media 21 cohort. You can read more about my Media 21 initiative here and the blog posts that have chronicled the implementation of this program here, but in short, I have functioned as a co-teacher daily for two sections of 10th Literature/Composition for an entire semester. For me, this project represents the pinnacle of the collaboration model—not only did I teach and help facilitate learning experiences, but along with Susan Lester, the content area teacher, I brainstormed, designed, and implemented the course design, learning resources, rubrics, and even assisted with assessment. While I am struggling right now to figure out how to replicate this model in terms of time and human resources, student feedback like this indicates that this kind of in-depth collaboration is powerful.
Published by Buffy J. Hamilton
I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016. View all posts by Buffy J. Hamilton