Team Harmony is a group of middle school students at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves, MO. During the course of the year, we discovered 20% Time, a tool that Google uses that allows employees to pursue individual work goals not assigned to them in the course of their regular workday. Employees spend 20% of their work week on these individual projects.
We are attempting to apply the tenants of 20% Time to our students' classroom learning experiences. One-fifth of the time that students spend in their Science or English classes will be devoted to 20% Time. During this time, students will pursue individual research and projects in order to fulfill a personal learning goal. This blog represents a way for students to describe their projects, their processes and their accomplishments.
We are about to begin a wonderful learning experience and we hope that others will come along for the ride. - Don