Dear Teacher,

I have created a project for the Educational Essay you assigned first semester, and I feel that it really embodies the idea of the assignment and allowed me to be creative in my work as well. I have made a video that talks about the teacher-student communication in a light-hearted manner.  I worked hard to make it personal, though, by including myself in the beginning and end and making the tone of the video similar to my personality. I truly feel that this is a very valid completion of the assignment, and I would encourage you to allow future students to embark on a similar challenge to create a video for this assignment. I have learned about education from a different perspective, something that is very valuable to me. 

Thank you,
Samantha
 
 
So the final day has approached, and I am finished with my video. I believe it turned out very nice, but I want to explain the reasoning behind it. 

The project I choice to "re-do" was a personal essay in AP Lang that broadly focused on any educational experience or observation. Students were to write a two paged essay that conveyed these thoughts. (Real rubric is attached below). 

For this project, I thought of an entertaining aspect of the educational system, and tried to put a unique spin on it to make it creative, and personal to me. I wanted to examine the teacher-student relationship in a light hearted way, because I believe that that relationship is pivotal to a successful learning environment. It was important to me that there was some lightheartedness seen by viewers as well, as I wanted to emulate some of my personality in the project, because the essay is a "personal" essay. 

Thank you to all the teachers who participated, especially the extremely funny and excellent on-camera talent Mrs. D. 


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Our final this year is to create a video that we did a non-video assignment for in another class this year. I'm doing a hopefully humorous video about education for the open ended education essay we wrote in AP Lang first semester. Should be interesting... :)