Last time, I explained what inspired me to bring 20Time to my classroom, so today I'm going to explain what 20Time is and how I've incorporated it.
What is 20Time?
In order to really wrap your head around what 20Time is, first you need to understand the history of 20Time.
Clearly, there are many reasons to incorporate this into the workplace, but why the classroom? Well, since the classroom is what is preparing students for the workplace, why not incorporate this in the classroom?
20Time in My Classroom
First, students had to decide on their project, which needed to be a cwere passionate about creating. Students had to pitch their idea to the entire class and have 2/3 of the class approve their project. Once students received the green light, they began working on the project, which means spending 20% of our class time working on it. 20% of our time translates to students working for an hour the last day of the week (since we're on a block schedule, that means every Thursday or Friday).
I decided to complete my own 20Time project alongside my students, so I am learning how to sew clothes and blogging about it. I am also blogging about my experience teaching 20Time for the first time. I'm excited to share this adventure!