Starter 7- Seminar prep/review/goalsThink back to all of the topics/sources we’ve consumed in this mini-study. What idea/concept/quote/ has stood out the MOST to you or resonated the most with you? Explain why. What idea/concept/quote has resonated the least with you, or you disagreed most with?
Tech Article Review
Use the handout to review articles in a small group and prepare for the in-class essay
Quick synthesis of seminar
Time to Brainstorm
General Essay Requirements:
Additional Honors Requirements:
In Class Essay Tips and Tricks:
Be ready for the in-class essay on Tuesday!
Honors Survey- Please take this if you plan on doing Honors this year! (come on...you know you want to...)
Starter 6- Broken Window Theory
(note...not the most visually stunning video, but a clear and accurate presentation!)
Tech Seminar Prep
Continue reading and taking notes the required articles and the optional article(s).
Listen to Podcast: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?
Make sure you write down the THESIS statement!
HOMEWORK: By the start of class tomorrow, you should have the following things completed:
Starter 5- Brene Brown- Vulnerability (TED Talk)
Watch the TED Talk called "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown and answer these questions:
Afterwards, we'll discuss your thoughts on how this connects to our mini-study's essential question.
Tech Study/Read and Annotate
Again, I suggest starting with the required articles!
End class with Podcast: Has Constant Stimulation Replaced Boredom?
As you listen, take notes on 3-5 main ideas from this TED Talk that you think might be useful in answering our central question of how to create a sustainable classroom environment!
Optional Personal Challenge/Reflection Activities
HOMEWORK- Read and take notes for 30 minutes. Build those good habits now!
Honors Survey- Please take this if you plan on doing Honors this year!
Starter 4- How to get better at the things you care about
SEMINAR on "Habits of Highly Cynical People"
Take 10 minutes. In your notes, jot down your main takeaways from this seminar. Think especially on: How can this article help us to create or envision a sustainable classroom?
Intro to Technology in the classroom mini-study
End of class: We'll listen to Episode 1 from the Attention, Please TED Radio hour Podcast: "How is our attention packaged and sold as a commodity?"
HOMEWORK: Spend 30 minutes reading and taking notes from the technology articles in the document linked above. I suggest you focus on the REQUIRED articles first!
Starter 3- Motivation (David Pink: RSA Animate)
Watch the RSA Animate called "Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us".
Weekly words of inspiration:
“In Africa there is a concept known as 'ubuntu' - the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.” -Nelson Mandela
Highly Cynical Coaching
Get in the group I assign you. Take notes if you think that will be helpful to you.
Answer at least two of the questions below. Must be typed!
HW: Finish seminar prewrite if you didn’t finish in class. DUE: Tuesday, 8/28. PRINT BEFORE CLASS!
Bear’s Ears Intro- ASHLEY'S ROOM!!!
BACK TO OWN CLASSROOMS
Intro Activity- Share Stories
Introduce “In Search of a Sustainable Classroom” mini-project
Will go over the goals and structure of the first few weeks.
The Habits of Highly Cynical People
Read and annotate this article—it will be the basis for a Socratic seminar that is connected to our critical thinking goals for the course this year. Make sure to mark:
“It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” -Kristin Armstrong
Personal Core Values
Intro to Sustainability Project- Lecture + Notes (45 min)
HW: Get all class supplies by Monday at the latest. Don’t forget the comp book!
Lesson plans posted daily. Come here to see what you missed, find instructions, etc.