The big picture changed for Beth when one of these teachers began teaching grade 6, which is part of the middle school. Toting her partnership with Beth to the middle school has sparked the revolution with upper grades as well. These two now manage a 20% project in which students spend 20% of their class time pursuing a meaningful topic of their choice using the Engineering Design Process. Students now understand that becoming independent finders of information is the key to true knowledge, and their time in the library is more about comparing strategies and notes rather than avoiding reading class.
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