This nine-minute video was assembled in 2005 after a visit to the Met Center in Providence, RI.
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Here are some screenshots from the video with comments.
|November 2, 2005: The typical school day at the Met |
starts with a "pick me up" (a pep talk).
|It was a cold day (about 45 degrees at 8 am.) and some students|
wore hats and overcoats inside the classroom.
|The teacher placed a shoe in the center of the table and asked students to|
write about the shoe. The class also read a Bertoldt Brecht poem about
the maker of the shoe.
|This agenda was written and observed at 8:15 am. The advisory is the time spent with the fifteen students discussing the shoe.|
|The student describes her recent project to the filmmaker.|
The temperature outside at 2 pm (around the time of this video clip) was
about 60 degrees F. (15 degrees C.)
See the weather report for Nov. 2, 2005
|These two students walked up to the filmmaker and asked, |
"What TV station are you with?"
The students then interviewed each other about their interests
and how the school work follows their passions.
|These meetings took place during IWT (Independent Work Time).|
The advisor sat with the student to go over recent work and plans for future work.
|The Bertoldt Brecht poem was read together and disucssion,,|
|Notice the shoe in the center of the table. The discussion started with a Bertoldt Brecht poem,|
expanded to investigate the countries where clothing items were made, and ended with
a discussion of the percentage of items that were made overseas.
|The students posted their current interests and their hoped-for future professions|
|This reading group met after lunch to improve their reading skills.|
|Key questions are posted on walls of the classroom.|
|Principal Jody Woodruff in 2005|
Head of the Entrepreneurship Center at Met Center in 2014.
|Reading class at Met Center, 2005|
|Students interact at the morning meeting, November 2005|
|Students in the ninth grade advisory meeting count the number of|
clothing items that were assembled in other countries.
The class blended math, geography, science, history, English litearture (with analysis
of a poem) and languages.
Here is an excerpt from the Bertoldt Brecht poem