This is the part of the emails where I start talking in the first person and tell you all the cool things I did in my project “Happy Science” that exemplify this email’s subject area.
Before I launched my project, I did the project myself from start to finish. I designed a happiness experiment, collected data, and then turned it into data art. I used my own process to create a step-by-step tutorial that illustrated each step. In the project documents, I presented my process as though a student did it so that it carefully mirrored all the steps my students will go through.
For the critique, I asked students to email evidence of their progress and a reflection answering four simple questions:
- What have you accomplished so far?
- What tip do you have for others based on what’s going right?
- What is challenging you?
- What question do you have for others based on what’s going wrong?