What we did in class today!

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Posted by Scotty Froman on October 04, 2018 at 4:19pm

We started today by looking at the notes that were taken from last night's lecture. Students did a good job of writing down the details on the right side, but we worked together in class on using those to create questions and big ideas on the left. We'll work on this more, and it will become easier with practice, don't worry! I also showed some videos to give more examples about the customs and traditions (things that we do simply because we're expected to do them) in our society. Examples include rules around "guy" hugs, high five etiquette, and the differences in cultural language expectations between Lutheran and African American churches. Homework: Take notes on the second lecture, Art and Religion. These can be found in the Documents section of this site. 

Posted by Scotty Froman on October 03, 2018 at 3:20pm

Today we worked on using the left-hand side of Cornell notes to generate the summary that finishes off any set of notes. It's important to make a summary because it gives you a clear picture of the overall POINT of the lecture. Plus, when it comes time to study, the summary can be a good indicator of whether or not you need to review your notes in more detail. In some classes, we also began working on our homework- taking practice notes on the lecture entitled Customs &Traditions/ Language. All students need to do is listen, watch, and take Cornell notes. If they can figure out what goes on the left, awesome! If not, they should take good detailed notes on the right, and we'll look at what kinds of big ideas we can generate together in class tomorrow. The lecture for homework is in the documents section of this website.


Posted by Scotty Froman on October 03, 2018 at 3:15pm

Today we took notes on Survival Needs culture and practiced Notetaking. Students are learning how to generate questions on the left side of Cornell notes and how to use them to direct the taking of notes in the right hand column. This can be difficult to master, but we're GOING TO GET BETTER. I am noticing that some students aren't even trying... you'll never get better if you don't! No Homework tonight.


Posted by Scotty Froman on October 03, 2018 at 3:13pm

Today we began looking at Culture. It's always fascinating to see how powerful it really is. Culture is the reason we make all of the decisions we make every day. It dictates what we say, what we eat, how we view the world and how we shop at the store! Today we were introduced to the concept through a Chatter activity. Each student had to discuss their Cultural Questions but had to act in a way that didn't fit the cultural expectations we've come to expect. It was fun watching just how awkward and uncomfortable people became! No homework tonight!

Posted by Scotty Froman on September 19, 2018 at 3:31pm

Today we worked on bibliography formats. Bibliographies are a collection of all of the sources that you used to create an original piece of work. Giving credit to these sources is essential in high school, college and beyond. (Don't believe me, go ask Pharell!

If you have forgotten how to complete your bibliography, go to the documents section of SWIFT. There is a bibliography document that may help!

Posted by Scotty Froman on September 19, 2018 at 3:29pm

Alright, here's the inaugural blog post for this year! I'm sorry that I haven't started earlier, but it's been a crazy couple of weeks.

So, today we set up our timelines! Ms. Hernandez led students in setting a scale for their paper timelines and I helped the students using digital timelines set up PowerPoint. If students are still struggling with getting started on the timelines, check the documents section here in SWIFT or check the assignment in SKyward. There are attachments there as well. We'll work on Bibliographies tomorrow, but we won't use anymore class time to complete the timelines. The good news is that students already have all of their events, so they'll only need to put them together into an attractive product that shows pride in their family histories and what they've learned.