Fact – As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71 percent greater flying range than if one bird flew alone.
Lesson Learned – People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the strength of one another. [Source]
Goal of the Week. We'll work on goals in our tutoring groups and discuss them with the Geese Quotes and Teambuilding information from this site: http://www.teambuildinginc.com/article_geese.htm
Socratic Seminar Project
Then we will do a small group socratics seminar on the following articles:
WHAT’S the key to success in the United States? May 14, 2010
There are ways to use social media and ways not to--make sure you know the differences.
By Jeff Greer, May 12, 2010
Study examines prevalence, perceptions of cheating May 13, 2010
Time Magazine: Why Do Women Still Earn Less Than Men? By Laura Fitzpatrick Apr. 20, 2010
Each group will read their articles (10 minutes), annotate the text and write at least 1 question (5 minutes), then they will discuss in their group. One person in the group will write out the two most important things that they have learned from the article and write an overall summary of the article and reflection of their groups work.
We will rotate these 4 articles through each group over the next week and then present the findings of each group to the class next week.
Tutoring first 1/2 of the period. Then we will do our group socratic seminar project on the 4 articles above. We will rotate the next article through the groups.
Socratic seminar: we will do our group socratic seminar project on the 4 articles above. We will rotate the next article through the groups.
**We may have a guest speaker or two from college over the next couple of weeks. AHS students are returning from colleges and universities all over the country and some have asked to come in to address our AVID classes. If we have a guest speaker, we'll postpone the socratic discussion groups until the next class period.