What do you get when you unleash the opportunity for kids to be inspired? When you get out of the way and let them realize just how exciting learning can be? As I watched the following video (made by one of the teen participants!), I found myself vacillating among excitement that this is yet more proof that inspiring learning is the way to go, frustration that I had not had the same opportunity myself in high school, and just a touch of future worry–will I have the courage to allow my own kids the same opportunities–tomorrow and 10 years from now.
You can also read a NY Times piece about the Independent Project called “Let Kids Rule the School.”