About a year ago I learned of an idea of allowing students to work on interest-based work 20% of their time. Much like how Google encourages its employees to use 20% of their time working on “passion projects”.
We started our Exploration Fridays a couple weeks ago and they are going awesome. Kids are inspired. They are all working and many of them are asking for advise for their their Friday projects all throughout the week. Here are some pictures of projects they are working on.