Welcome back for quarter 2!
This quarter we'll be focusing on Academic Development. The students will be working on organization, time management, multiple intelligence, study skills, grade management, stress management, goal setting, memory strategies, and test taking skills.
I'll be posting updates on each subject as we work on them.
October is Bullying Prevention Month and in preparation for that we are learning about Bullying.
There are many great articles about bullying and how to help those who are bullied. There are many websites dedicated to bullying prevention and information. Below are some links that I will be using in class to help stop bullying. I encourage you to click on the links and get better informed. I also encourage you to simply google bullying and explore the abundance of websites available to you for your own research. Please help me stop bullying.
This week we've been discussing Choice.
Some questions you need to ask your self when making choices are:
Does the choice take into account other peoples' views?
Are others' feeling considered?
What's at stake with a particular choice, e.g., a friendship, someone's feelings, someone's reputation?
What personal feelings might influence our choice?
What other factors might influence our choice, e.g. our prior experiences, values, and beliefs?
If you've been absent from class please write a half page explaining how Choice, Respect, and Responsibility are related to each other through actions. You if you have any question please feel free to email me.
Open House is Thursday, August 21, at 5:30. I will be in attendance. If you have any questions or concerns about the class please feel free to ask.