Welcome to the M.A.D- Make A Difference Project! This project is aimed at making the world an even better place! Here you will find all of the resources to get you started on your project to make a positive difference in the word! Please start by reading my blog: Innovating for Good in the Classroom which explains the history of our Make A Difference project, our school and students’ success stories and the seven simple steps for success (QUESTION-RESEARCH-IDEA-PLAN-ACTION-SHARE-REFLECT) to help you start innovating to make a positive difference in the world. For reference, you can view my students complete M.A.D journey: M.A.D Project 2015/16. Please note, these are simply my ideas and resources. Feel free to change or modify them to meet your needs!
M.A.D. Project Resources
The M.A.D Inquiry Model PDF. The M.A.D Certificate PDF. The M.A.D. Project Guidelines PDF and Google Doc. The M.A.D Project journal PDF. The M.A.D. Project outline/template PDF. The M.A.D project step by step lesson plan PDF and Google Slides. The SMART Notebook M.A.D lesson plan can be accessed Smart Teacher Exchange.
Thinking of starting a M.A.D Project of your own?
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Has YOUR Class MADE A DIFFERENCE?
Please share your M.A.D stories with us! Email me at email@example.com or leave a message in the “Leave a Reply” section below! With your story, please include your name, school, city and any photos, videos, links, etc. We’ll include your story on our new “Difference Makers” webpage.
Think of the M.A.D project of Genius Hour with a twist. The challenge is to do something to Make A Difference. I’ve used stories such as Josh- Opening Doors and Hearts and Cuddles for Cancer to help my students understand that they can make a huge difference, they just need to start with an idea and put it into action! You may wish to start with a CLASS project, be creative and think outside the box. My students created Character Education Videos, such as tips for dealing with conflict and stress and steps to making a good decision. They shared them with our class and then with other kids throughout the world. THAT’S making a difference!
Once you feel your students understand the concept and the process, have them work on M.A.D projects of their own. For inspiration check out The M.A.D Project 2015/16 and the video below! We look forward to hearing your stories!