Saturday, August 25, 2012

Work for the week of 8.27- How we learn

The process of metacognition and brain study develops this week in Social Studies.  Students did a commendable job of exploring their own senses of trust and openness with their personal inventories and questions about the class.  The answers to many of these questions will be revealed over the course of the year.  The reflections offered in the personal inventories reveal some very interesting human beings.  I believe that many of the students we have this year can offer some unique insight into what will be offered in the class.
For this week, please remind your student to make sure that they are keeping up with posting on the backchannel for the learning styles lecture (found here) and that they are completing the needed assignments this week.  It might also be worthwhile to pay attention to the basic ideas coming out of the Republican National Convention this week and the Democratic National Convention in the following week.  After the Democratic convention, we will be engaging in a weekly analysis of the Presidential Election through online community forums that will invite students to participate in discussions about the candidates, the issues, and the politics of the 2012 Presidential Election.  Extra credit is available for any write up this week on what is offered in the Republican National Convention.

On a more somber note, some students are already behind in work.  I encourage stakeholders to ask the tough questions to students such as "What work are you missing" or the more positive spin, "What else can be done to bolster your grade in Social Studies?"  There is no limit to additional work completed and it can be a source of great pride if a student has been able to go throughout the trimester with nothing less than a 100%.  This should be the goal for all of us: Nothing less than 100%.

If I can be of any further assistance or help, please do not hesitate to contact me through home phone or through email.
All best.
Mr. Kannan

1 comment:

  1. I think that the sensor/intuitors makes a lot of sense and I really think that it is interesting because I see myself as a bit of both. And then finding out that it is critical to be both in order to learn made it all click.