Principles are good and worth the effort 
only when they develop into deeds.”

Van Gogh

REQUIREMENTS

These are the things everyone is responsible for completing…

Weekly Requirements

We’ve made good progress this past week. There are a number of students who have passed important milestones, or at the very least, attempted them. However, there are plenty of you who are still working toward that step, and having 7 weeks behind us, it’s time to kick it into gear and make steady progress.

Yes, this is our final week before spring break, and that’s exciting. But if you let that excitement keep you from progress this week, you are going to be in a very difficult situation upon your return. You’ll have 9 weeks left in the school year and still working toward the baseline grade of a D. Not exactly where we want to aim. So do yourself a favor and use this week to work hard, shut out distractions, and make progress. You’ll be glad you did.

The agenda for the week is as follows…

  1. Continue exploring your content area and reach key milestones
  2. One on One Conferences
  3. Global Nomads continues for those involved

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA

  • Focus on making steady progress toward significant, measurable outcomes/results.

ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since our last conference.

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA

  • Focus on making steady progress toward significant, measurable outcomes/results.

ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since our last conference.


GLOBAL NOMADS
For those involved, please click on the GNG tab (next to the Friday tab) and get started on that first. We’ll gather as a group to do some work together, but there will also be some individual work you need to do.

Your required tasks are below.


ENGAGE IN YOUR CONTENT AREA

  • Focus on making steady progress toward significant, measurable outcomes/results.

ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES
I’ll continue moving through the roster. If I call you over, please come prepared to discuss your progress. Please bring any notes you’ve taken since our last conference.

This week we’re going to simply finish up Lesson 2 from last week. So, our guiding question and learning objectives remain the same.


Guiding Question for this week:

What skills do I have or can I develop to see the world from multiple perspectives?

Learning Objective:

Students will be able to use the strategies of asking complete questions and see-think-wonder to create open and honest dialogue and develop multiple perspectives.


To finish up our work from Lesson 2, please complete the following…

  • Continue to check all sections in GNG Connect – #Everydaylife, Meet our Class, Goals, Questions, etc – for posts from our partner school. My expectation is that every post of theirs has at least 1 response.
  • #Everydaylife – again, my expectation is that everyone is posting a picture to this section on GNG Connect once a week. This is roughly 2 mins of work, and it adds significantly to the richness of the experience for everyone.
  • Respond to the 2 reflection questions found HERE – add your answers as a comment.
  • Read pages 48-52 (Appendix E) in your Student Guide to get some background on the Arab world.
  • Read page 19 of your Student Guide and complete the section under “Write Your Cultural Introduction” – specifically, write your 3 sentence cultural introduction, incorporating at least 3 elements of culture (from the table on the same page).
  • Naturally, if you haven’t completed your bio, or added your picture, or posted your primary goal, or completed your prior reflection (do so HERE), well, you want to get hot on those things as well.
  • Be sure to check the GNG Team that I created in Basecamp. This is where I’ll post messages from time to time that apply to everyone. It’s also where I’ve linked a document that I’m using to keep track of everyone’s work.

OPTIONAL

These are the extra things you may choose to do throughout the week if you like.

The following are things you may choose to do for additional miles (MI) as well as capital (C) – not to mention to grow and learn and become better. Sometimes these optional items will relate directly to the work you’re doing, other times they will be random. Either way, they represent things the Guide feels are worth your time. As always, though, the required items above are the priority. Feel free to do these on your own time as well.


Nothing new this week, though feel free to suggest an adventure you’d like to complete…I’m always open to you taking charge of your learning.