"I had fun with this Assignment" posts AP students

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  1. INteacher

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    I just checked in on Edmodo as my AP US History students have many assignments due tonight at midnight. One particular assignment required students to debate the issue "Loyalist or Rebel" in front of the House of Burgesses. Each student was given a side to debate as a written essay to turn in. Of the 35 already turned in, this comment, in some form or another, "I had fun with this assignment" was posted with 27 essays. YAY

    I can't wipe the smile off my face :D I push my AP students very hard and include what I consider "fun" assignments with each unit. However, as my students so bluntly put it "Mrs IN, you have a warped idea of fun" But looks like this time I was able to really create something they enjoyed. AND, the best part is that their essays are excellent. I'll bet if some of my "loyalist" students presented their arguements to the HoB, we might still be British colonist :lol:
     
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  3. KatherineParr

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    Yay!

    I have mine debate this question, using documents as a base for their arguments. They get pretty heated, but it's good fun for all. And my sense of fun is warped, too. I think it's a professional hazard.
     
  4. bonneb

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    Aww, that is why we teach, yes?
     
  5. INteacher

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    and now I am in my class at 6:40 with AP 14 students studying :)

    YAY again

    My AP students are AWESOME
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    IN, sounds like you and your students deserve each other.

    I am purring, in part because it's lovely to be able to mean that as a compliment.
     
  7. INteacher

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    :love: thanks TG :love:
     

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