Monday, August 10, 2015

Welcome to English 10: August 14, 2015

Focus: What would we like to know about each other and about this class?

1. Thankful Friday journaling: Send a text to someone thanking them for something

Consider the following facts about happiness:
  • When your mind is in a happy state (as opposed to a negative or neutral state), you're significantly more efficient, competitive, and successful.
  • "Doctors put in a positive mood before making a diagnosis show almost three times more intelligence and creativity than doctors in a neutral state, and they make accurate diagnoses 19 percent faster." (Achor The Happiness Advantage 15)
  • "Optimistic salespeople outsell their pessimistic counterparts by 56 percent." (15)
  • Students in a happy mood before taking a math achievement test receive significantly better scores on average than students in a neutral state of mind. (15)
  • You can rewire your brain to become happier by performing certain tasks on a regular basis.

2. Telling you a little bit about my journey

3. Telling me a little bit about yourself through "Wordless Introductions"

4. Investigating the syllabus and your new student calendars
         Write your name and my name inside your calendar.
          Look carefully at the table of contentsFind five different pages/sections of your student calendar (aside from the pages where you record your assignments) that you think could be useful to you. Use the tabs in the back to mark these pages.
         Please record my off hours on page 20. I am off 2nd each day and usually stick around for the first part of 4th. I'm also easy to find before school.

5. Explaining your first English 10 assignment (26 questions)

6. Enjoying a brief hunt for like-minded students

1. For Monday: Please respond to the 26 question document handed out in class today.  You may also access it by clicking HERE.  I prefer this particular assignment to be handwritten, but you may type it if you wish (just bring a hard copy to class, please).

2. Bring your laptop class starting Monday (and every day thereafter); if you do not have one, please see Mr. Fisch today or Monday; he will be in the library every period except for 1st and 2nd on MWF.
3. Signed class policies due Tuesday, August 18.
4. Make sure you have a functioning Google account/Blogger account (and that you remember your password).

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