Daily Teaching Summary (1-31-2014)

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PERIOD 1 – American Government (Substitute Today)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Today, in my absence, students are to analyze the State of the Union address from Tuesday night.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –

RH 11-12.8 – Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other
information.

LIFE CONNECTION – You can watch the full State of the Union address by President Obama on YouTube here:State of the Union 2014

TEACHING SUMMARY – Due to the fact I had to be gone today I left students a copy of President Obama’s State of the Union address. Students will be analyzing the speech and writing an essay on its content.

HOMEWORK –From tonight through Saturday your assignment in the digital discussion is to post a reply to someone else’s comment. Just click on “reply” on someones comment and make a constructive response of either you agreeing or disagreeing with what they said. To go directly to the discussion click HERE. You also need to be working on your political parties project. This project is due Monday (2-3-2014). Here are the directions: American Government – Political Party Project (DOCX) American Government – Political Party Project (PDF). Lastly if you did not finish the assignment from class today you need to have that done by Monday as well.

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PERIODS 2,3 – Criminal Behavior (Substitute Today)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will analyze the big ten questions that most psychology students are faced with answering.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –

WHST 9-10.10. – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a
single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

LIFE CONNECTION –Like the show Criminal Minds? Right now in class you are taking your first steps to being able to profile a criminal. You are getting experience with diagnosing the most common mood disorders associated with crime.

TEACHING SUMMARY – Since I have to be gone today I left students an article to read over. Its about the big ten questions psychologists have to answer. I want students to read over the article and then answer these big ten question with their own opinion and back it up with evidence. What does this have to do with criminal behavior you ask? Good question. In order to profile a criminals mind you first have to have a background in some basic psychology. Lately in class we have been diagnosing fictional characters. The next step after we get a basic background in psychology is to look at the truly violent offenders in our past and practice diagnosing them.

HOMEWORK – From tonight through Saturday night at midnight you are to reply to someone else’s comment in this weeks digital discussion. You can just click “reply” under someone’s comment and state politely that you either agree or disagree with them and why. To go directly there click HERE.

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Daily Teaching Summary (1-30-2014)

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PERIOD 1 – American Government (Minimum Day)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will wrap up their work and discussion on hot button issues from Tuesday night State of the Union address.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –

RH 11-12.8 – Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other
information.

LIFE CONNECTION –The “hot button” issues you examined yesterday were discussed in Tuesday nights State of the Union address by President Obama. You can watch the full speech on YouTube here:State of the Union 2014

TEACHING SUMMARY –Today as begun with showing the students the website update and previous day’s lesson summary. Then we went on to discuss the hot button issues assignment from Wednesday. Following this we wrapped up our class activity from Tuesday about minimum wage and the students turned in their work. After this I gave students a refresher lesson on how to do the digital discussions each week. Students who have already had a legal guardian confirm they are without internet were told they could submit their responses in writing. Next I handed out the assignment that we are going to begin on Monday about the media and the nomination process for president of the United States.

HOMEWORK – From tonight through Saturday your assignment in the digital discussion is to post a reply to someone else’s comment. Just click on “reply” on someones comment and make a constructive response of either you agreeing or disagreeing with what they said. To go directly to the discussion click HERE. You also need to be working on your political parties project. This project is due Monday (2-3-2014). Here are the directions: American Government – Political Party Project (DOCX) American Government – Political Party Project (PDF)

STUDENT OF THE DAY – R. Lee – This student needs to be recognized for his technological presence. Each day he utilizes his laptop and cell phone’s ability to help in school. He is a good example of how technology can be used productively in the classroom.

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PERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior (Minimum Day)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1 Task #3

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will practice diagnosing mood disorders by examining fictional characters.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –

WHST 9-10.9 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LIFE CONNECTION –Like the show Criminal Minds? Right now in class you are taking your first steps to being able to profile a criminal. You are getting experience with diagnosing the most common mood disorders associated with crime.

TEACHING SUMMARY – I began today’s class with discussing the case studies assignment from yesterday. Then went on to giving a refresher lesson about how to do the digital discussions and worked on clearing up student confusion on how to post and reply on comments. I said I will modify the instructional steps on that tab in order to make it clearer both when and how to participate in the online discussion. Then students continued practicing identifying mood disorders in psychiatric patients by examining video clips from the film K-PAX. Students continued to work on the question sheet that was handed out to each student to fill out and take notes on throughout the film clips. Question sheet: K-PAX Worksheet (DOCX) K-PAX Worksheet (PDF)

HOMEWORK – From tonight through Saturday night at midnight you are to reply to someone else’s comment in this weeks digital discussion. You can just click “reply” under someone’s comment and state politely that you either agree or disagree with them and why. To go directly there click HERE.

STUDENT OF THE DAY – B. Riley – This student needs to be recognized for his work both in class and out of class. This student really stepped up outside of class to help cover us for educational materials we were out of. A big thanks to Mr. Riley!

Daily Teaching Summary (1-29-2014)

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PERIOD 1 – American Government

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will practice taking a stand on “hot button” issues in politics.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED – 

RH 11-12.8 – Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other
information.

LIFE CONNECTION – The “hot button” issues you will be examining today were discussed in last nights State of the Union address by President Obama. You can watch the full speech on YouTube here: State of the Union 2014

TEACHING SUMMARY – Today, in my absence, students were given a list of five hot topic issues with some background information. They are to read over the five issues and then choose two to discuss and take a stance on. This assignment was due before they left the classroom today.

HOMEWORK – Remember tonight is the last night to make your digital comment in this weeks discussion and receive points. To go directly to the discussion click HERE. You also need to be working on your political parties project. This project is due Monday (2-3-2014). Here are the directions: American Government – Political Party Project (DOCX) American Government – Political Party Project (PDF)

NOTE – Sorry I couldn’t be with you today, if you run into any problems you can go to “Contact Me” at the top of this page and get a hold me in one of the ways mentioned there.

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PERIOD 2,3 – Criminal Behavior

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1 Task #3

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will practice diagnosing mood disorders by examining case studies.

C.C.S.S. STANDARDS ADDRESSED –

WHST 9-10.9 – Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LIFE CONNECTION – Like the show Criminal Minds? Right now in class you are taking your first steps to being able to profile a criminal. You are getting experience with diagnosing the most common mood disorders associated with crime.

TEACHING SUMMARY – Today, in my absence, you will be analyzing 15 case studies. Read over each one of these brief cases and diagnose the person. What mood disorder do you think they suffering from? Just as a heads up one of the case studies is not a mood disorder.

HOMEWORK – Don’t forget you need to post under this weeks discussion. To go directly there click HERE. If you are having trouble thinking of a fictional character to use you can check out this website – Abnormalpsych.wikispaces.com – Case Studies

 NOTE – Sorry I couldn’t be with you today, if you run into any problems you can go to “Contact Me” at the top of this page and get a hold me in one of the ways mentioned there.