Monday, November 30, 2009

Agenda: Monday, November 30, 2009

Quote of the Day: "There is no medicine to cure hatred." ~ African Proverb

1.  Goal of the Week
2.  We'll watch the inspirational Story of a  homeless teen in LA.  (Embedded video on this blog on previous post)
3.  Juniors will do Socratic Seminar on two selections.  They will read each selection and summarize them and then come up with two collective points about it to share with the class.

A.  Newsweek Article:  Making the Right College Work for You:  "Passions, Friends, and Great Profs:  After you arrive on campus, the real decisions begin."
excerpt from article:  For four years of high school, dreams of college life kept me persevering through what seemed like unbearable times of teenage torment. So when I got to college, I felt a lot of pressure to make sure it was the best four years of my life. Although I made an excellent choice in Washington University in St. Louis, it was really the decisions I made once I arrived that made my college experience what I hoped it would be.
B.  "Student Success Stories" from this website:
The students will meet in their tutor groups and read the stories aloud and then discuss them.  They will circle things they don't understand and underline main points.  Then they will find at least "2 Things" from the success story to share with the class.
Sophomores will do a Socratic Discussion surrounding the inspirational story of Terry Fox.  We will discuss how he overcame his disadvantages and  how his message is one that we can learn from. 
Terry Fox Foundation

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