Some parts of 20 time that should be changed is the amount of time students were given to choose the topic of their project. I think we should be able to try out a few topics so we can truly focus in on what which project we are most interested in.
Some things about 20 time that should stay the same are the blog posts being due on Mondays. The blog post really motivated me to work on my project because I needed to be able to write something for my blog. Also, the talk at the end of the year should still be required. Even though it was really scary to talk on stage, it helps to build public speaking skills which are valuable in life. Also, the speech made me reflect on what I truly learned from my project over the course of the year.
Yes, I think more students should have 20 time as a required project. I think the project builds character because it makes students step out of their comfort zones to try things they have never done before.
Advice I give to future students doing 20 time is that it is important to choose a topic that you are passionate about. If you dread every Friday because you know you'll have to work on a project that is not important to you, it will just suck.
Before the tedx event I was very scared of speaking in front of large groups. I am still a little nervous in front of audiences, but overall I feel more confident in my public speaking skills. No, it was not as scary as I thought. Once I began talking, I was okay. However, the moments right before I had to walk on stage were horrible.