Monday, November 9, 2009

Agenda: Monday, November 9, 09

Quote of the Day:  "Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails... Explore, Dream, Discover."  -- Mark Twain


Juniors 4th period --
1.  Goal of the Week
2.  Road Trip Nation interview - The inspirational story of Damon Dash
Damon Dash claims he still doesn’t know what he’s going to be, yet he has always been sure of one thing: he's going to be successful. Growing up in Harlem, he acquired the entrepreneurial skills he would need to capitalize on those opportunities when they did arise. Instead of hanging out on a stoop in Harlem, as he once did, he now hangs out at his plush office in downtown Manhattan and gets paid handsomely for being there. As Dash recounts, personal tragedy also shaped his rise to the top. A turning-point occurred after his mother died. Only a teenager, he lost his sense of security and knew he had to take care of himself. Obliterated by the loss, he became fearless. At the same time, he tried to follow the Golden Rule by treating others as he wanted them to treat him. For someone who was the class clown and to his high-school peers probably the most unlikely to succeed, Dash has come a long way—without formally studying music, fashion, business, film, or any of the other enterprises with which he has been engaged. He combines an unflagging belief in himself with a strong work ethic.

 Damon Dash's Quote:  "You have to work hard - Always work hard. Don’t expect anyone to give you anything. If you really believe in something, then fight for it... Don’t let anybody tell you anything different."

3.  We'll pass out the ACT practice test books and work through those for the final part of the period.  We need to start setting our dates for when we want to take the ACT and SAT this spring.

 Sophomores - 
1.  Goal of the Week
2.  We'll catch up on some examples of Road Trip Nation lesson interviews.  Over the past week of working with Road Trip Nation our conversations have gone longer than expected and we have not gotten to a few of the video examples Mr. Duez was hoping for.   Jeff Adams, Olympic Wheelchair racer, is one of those interviews.  We'll take Cornell Notes.

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