This is sort of a complicated thing to answer. Everyone had ivdivudial projects that they said they wanted to do, yet as I continue to read other peoples blogs most people are at a stand still. Being a student who is actually apart of 20 time I can tell you that the Fridays in class aren't used. Plain and simple they are a waste. Isn't that the whole point of 20 time though? To spend that 20% of all our English classes working on the projects we all claimed we wanted to do. See I want to point out that even though some are making leaps and bounds in this project, most are BS-ing this. Even I admit I am guilty of this. I find that I'm bored and lack motivation. Since the start of these projects the enthusiasm has gone down. I know personally I have completely stopped working on the " GPS school survival guide" and have decided to devote all this supposed 20% to the TED talk.
It's been stressed that it would be great to be able to put things like TED talk speaker on a college application. I agree and would love to be able to say "Hey check me out on the TED website! I made a talk as a sophomore!" Even though this is the case I kind of feel that the original excitement and whole point of 20 time has faded.
If Mr. Provenzano decides to try doing 20 time again in the future there are some things I would maybe change. For example encourage spending the Fridays by actually working on projects. People who are playing gutair should bring in their gutair one day. People who are writing a cookbook could maybe bring in some of the food they learned to make. I feel like it should be more interactive. There should be opportunities for updates on what people have been doing. Kinda like the SNL weekend update. Instead it could be called the weekly update or something along the lines. It could be a chance for students to just share where their projects have been going. I know personally hearing quick little updates of what others are doing could potentially spark new ideas of how to expand my project. Inspiration and motivation form peers could take these projects to the next level.
Another thing I talked about in my part 1 post was choosing the projects. I felt like I didn't have many choices or even time to pick a project. If you ask us to spend or in my case waste 20% of my time on a project for the entire school year I want it to be something that interest me. I feel like I had limitations put on my options. * read my part 1 if you want to know more*
Overall my opinion of 20 time has changed greatly. At the beginning I was excited for a chance to do something new and get an opportunity to work on a project I was passionate about. Now as the project an school year is coming to a close my mind has completely changed. I have lost interest in this project and am kinda sad that 20% of English class time has ended up in a failed project.
Along the way I have learned things and I'm excited that with the speech I will get a chance to talk about the life lessons I've learned. Peace out yet again✌️