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Agenda- August 20, 2013. Freshmen: -Attendance -Intro to ACE/ World Changers Activity -TAKE PICTURES -The Mission Statement Juniors: -Attendance -My Territories -The Mission Statement. We are Star Stuff.

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Agenda august 20 2013
Agenda- August 20, 2013

Freshmen:

-Attendance

-Intro to ACE/ World Changers Activity

-TAKE PICTURES

-The Mission Statement

Juniors:

-Attendance

-My Territories

-The Mission Statement


We are star stuff
We are Star Stuff

  • “An extraterrestrial visitor examining the differences among human societies would find those differences trivial compared to the similarities.

  • Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars…We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work…and we, who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about our origins…

  • Star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of ten billion billionbillion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet earth…

  • Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring.We are one species. We are star stuff harvesting star light.”

  • - Carl Sagan


You are a writer

You are a writer…

And you have something unique to offer.


You are you do not compromise that
You are You. Do not compromise that. you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” Coco Chanel

  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

  • I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

  • I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” Rita Mae Brown

  • I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” Bruce Lee

  • “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” Joss Whedon


My territories
My Territories you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

My TOPICS- things that interest you, things you would like to write about

My GENRES- types of writing you are interested in, or would like to try

My AUDIENCES- the people you intend to write for


My topics
MY TOPICS you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • -my students- what they do and what it means

  • My dog, Luna, who is the best friend I’ve ever had

  • My parents, who they are, who they were, who they will become with age

  • Disneyland- my happy place

  • Adolescent girls and their relationships and dreams

  • Grown-up romantic relationships

  • The environment

  • Zombies

  • Video Games

  • Mexico

  • Geologic Disasters

  • American History- especially the grit

  • Conspiracy theories

  • UFOS

  • Dinosaurs

  • Mental and emotional illnesses

  • Shakespeare

  • Gandhi, and others who practice what they preach

  • animals

Your topics should be anything and everything you are interested in! Write down at least 20.


My genres

Genres are different you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

types and styles of writing that you want to try, or will have to write for your career.

Write down at least 10.

My Genres

Memoirs

Book Reviews

Poetry

Letters/emails

Short Stories

Young Adult Fiction

True Narratives

Fantasy

Horror

Comedy

Graphic novel

Lesson plans

Notes home to your parents (my personal favorite…NOT)


My audiences
My Audiences you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • Myself

  • My BFF

  • My students (and their parents)

  • My colleagues

  • Disney lovers

  • My dog

  • Animal activists

  • Young women/girls

  • Teenagers

  • Children of divorced parents

  • Elected officials

  • My community

  • People who feel sad and hopeless

Audiences are who you want to write to and for.

Who could benefit from what you have to offer?

Who needs to hear your message?

Who will you be writing for in your career?

Write down at least 10.


Next... you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

Well, now you have a variety of choices when it comes to writing in my class. Next time I give you time to free-write, and you can’t think of anything, choose a topic, audience, and genre, and GO!

Use this list throughout the year to help you think of ideas for papers, books, discussions, projects, etc.


Mission statement activity

Mission Statement Activity you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

Group Activity


What is a mission statement
What is a mission statement? you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • This will be a statement that reflects why we are all here and what our goals will be.

  • This mission should be something we can all agree to– something we all want to work towards.

  • This mission will keep us focused throughout the year so we can meet our goal!


Education
Education you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • Paraphrase the following, and cite: (Last name), before the period!

    • 1. “Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man.” Horace Mann

    • 2. “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” George Evans

    • 3. “Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” –James A. Garfield

    • 4. “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each”- Plato

    • 5. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” –Ernest Dimnet

    • 6. “The whole purpose of learning is to turn mirrors into windows.” –Sydney Harris


Education1
Education you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • Which of the following do you most agree with?

    • 1. “Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man.” Horace Mann

    • 2. “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” George Evans

    • 3. “Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” –James A. Garfield

    • 4. “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each”- Plato

    • 5. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” –Ernest Dimnet

    • 6. “The whole purpose of learning is to turn mirrors into windows.” –Sydney Harris


Who are we
Who Are We? you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • What should we call ourselves?

  • What do we all have in common? What brings us together?

  • Think of a name that unites the class.


Why are we here
Why Are We Here? you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • What are we here to do?

  • What do we need to accomplish during our time here?

  • What should we be able to do by the time we leave?


What do we need to do to make that happen
What Do We Need To Do To Make That Happen? you and that is the beginning and the end--no apologies, no regrets.

  • What do we need to do well together to reach our goal?

  • What is it going to require of the students? What will it require of the teacher?


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