With all of our Bobcats distance learning from the comfort of their homes, we have been looking for ways to reproduce that feeling of community that is inescapable when on our campus. With this in mind, My. Meyerowitz, one of our Master Teachers who teaches English and History, was looking for a way to keep his learners connected when he requested the following assignment. He asked students to photograph their distance learning workspace, and then share them with the rest of the class to help foster a sense of classroom community.
He explained, “Each student identified the most significant features of their distance learning workspace as though annotating a poem; while some students were extremely objective in their characterizations of the elements of their workspace, others were more abstract or provided greater commentary. The finished product, which I shared with my class, is a view of the classroom from their perspective.”
Personalities shine through, and each desk is set up in a way that helps the respective student owner focus on this unprecedented school year. No matter where they are, our Bobcats are still thoughtfully engaged, which we think is great to see.
This post originally appeared on the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Eureka! blog.