i've been following lori pickert's project based homeschooling blog for quite some time now. i finally decided to take one of her online courses and am head-over-heels excited about the changes i have made in my thinking and my feeling and my doing with the kids. i'm only a few weeks into it and i already see the tremendous effects that her writing and assignments and encouragement have on my approach and perspective as i mentor them.
because of the time and attention and effort i have put into really noticing what ander's interests and passions are, today we have completed one aspect of a long-term goal of his to have his own you tube channel. yes, i have posted a video about him already when he made slime, but that was for me. this was all about him.
he chose the subject. he staged the space and the pieces. he designed and assembled the build. he helped choose the musical background. he approved my edits and wording.
what did i do? i reminded him that he wanted to record a video. i made a space available to him. i set up the camera and a tripod. i found a time when the house was quiet and it was just the two of us to work together. i asked him what he wanted to video first. i uploaded and edited and did the technical stuff he may eventually want to do on his own but for now would just slow him down.
he's now "on the computer" where people can see him, just like all the people he admires watching.
this success is so sweet. you have no idea.