While there are exceptions to every rule, we believe work should be made public. Even if no one ever sees what is done beyond an initial presentation of learning, the act of going public with a student’s work makes it meaningful. At Dottke, our students go public with their work in three different ways. The first is the statement of intent at the start of a project. That says to the world what the student is anticipating will be done. The second is once the final deliverable item (the thing the kid makes, builds, or does) is completed. At the end of each quarter students choose one deliverable item to present at our exhibition night. This shows the world what the student has accomplished. The final way a student goes public is through posting their final reflection and documentation of their deliverable on their portfolio site.