What if Assessments at School Looked Like This?

I have an eclectic taste in music; and I have a terrible video addiction. Thanks to those two realities, and the Google algorithm, I was presented with the above “Remaking SUNFLOWER – 1 Hour Challenge” in my suggested viewing on YouTube this morning.

And it blew my mind! Not just because Simon successfully produced a reasonable facsimile of the chart topper, Sunflower (side note, go see Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, it’s an amazing movie with a fantastic soundtrack, including this song). It blew my mind because it serves as an excellent example of what we should be striving for in schools; students capable of tackling challenges through their own means and abilities.

What would our schools like this if we gave students performance assessments like this? How many teachers could handle a performance assessment of this nature? How would this translate to Science, History, or Math?

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