Topics for Class Participation Points Recovery

 

Date

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Topic – don’t forget to construct a complete answer that leaves the reader no questions.

  Answer the “why” question completely.

8/17

What 3 words do you think other people are most likely to use to describe you?

8/18

Using the “Interconnections” aspect of your Matrix, explain how a lesson taught in my class could have been approached in each of your other classes.

8/19

What 3 things will you do to make this your best school year ever?

8/20

What would you most like to learn that you haven’t been taught in school?

8/21

Looking at the “Ladder of Critical Thinking” in your Toolbox, where do you think you stand?

8/24

What are your greatest talents?  What “gifts” do you have that will allow you to make a significant contribution to the world?

8/25

What is one thing that you would really like to be able to do better?

8/26

Using the AHA! part of your Matrix, demonstrate how one of your favorite books or movies illustrates most of those elements.

8/27

If you could go back to any age and restart your life-path, what age would that be, and what would you do differently?

8/28

In the movie “Big Fish”, the narrator says, “The truth is, I didn’t see anything of myself in my father, and I don’t think he saw anything of himself in me.”  Both children and parents often see the disconnect between them, but not the commonalities.  How about your family?

8/31

Write an 11-Sentence I-Search paper (format in your Toolbox) on any person mentioned in our PowerPoints.

9/1

Given the choice of one living and one dead person, whom would you most like to have as your dinner guests?

9/2

Would you rather be the member of a world championship team or the champion of an individual sport?  Which sport would you choose, and why?

9/3

Find a complex editorial cartoon, and use my “Rules for Analyzing Cartoons” to break it down.

9/4

If you woke up tomorrow, and discovered that you had suddenly gained some new ability (talent) or personal quality (not a super power), what would you want it to be?

9/8

“I wish my parents would…”

9/9

Of Gardner’s 8 Intelligences (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

9/10

If you could take back one lie you have told in your life, which one would it be?

9/11

What is it that makes you feel important?

9/14

Looking at the “Six Intellectual Virtues” (Toolbox), which one do you think is your strongest and which one seems to be the weakest?

9/15

Who was your favorite elementary school teacher?

9/16

“Most people would be happier if they…”

9/17

Of the Higher Order Thinking Skills (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

9/18

If you were only able to see one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?  If you were only allowed to listen to one band forever, who would it be?

9/21

Tell me about a time you held fast to your principle despite the consequences you would have to face.

9/22

Of “The Productive Habits of Mind” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

9/23

If you could “un-invent” one thing in the world, so that it would no longer exist, what would it be?

9/24

If you could change one incident in US History, so as to expunge it from our records, what would you do away with?

9/25

Analyze an on-line informative article using the “Evaluating Web Resources” element from your Toolbox.

9/28

What do you believe to be the characteristics of a good leader?

9/29

Looking at the “Characteristics of Good Leaders” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

9/30

Who are the people you admire most?

10/1

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?

10/2

How do you determine who is a good friend?

10/5

Use the “Elements of the Hero story” (Toolbox) to analyze one of your favorite books or movies.

10/6

“The best teachers are the ones who…”

10/7

Looking at the “Character Counts” element (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

10/8

How do you want to be remembered?

10/9

“I get down in the dumps when…”

10/12

Use the “Error Analysis Strategy” page of your Toolbox to evaluate a political or psychological argument from a newspaper or magazine article.

10/13

“I appreciate my parents for…”

10/14

Using the “Decision Trees” element of your Toolbox, analyze a recent, relatively difficult decision that you had to make.

10/16

“Most people would be surprised to know that I …”

10/19

“One thing that our school really needs is…”

10/20

Which of the “Things Creative People Do” (Toolbox) are things that you do?

10/21

What 3 words do you think other people are most likely to use to describe you?

10/22

Using the “Interconnections” aspect of your Matrix, explain how a lesson taught in my class could have been approached in each of your other classes.

10/23

How would you define success?

10/26

What would you most like to learn that you haven’t been taught in school?

10/27

Looking at the “Ladder of Critical Thinking” in your Toolbox, where do you think you stand?

10/28

What are your greatest talents?  What “gifts” do you have that will allow you to make a significant contribution to the world?

10/29

What is one thing that you would really like to be able to do better?

10/30

Using the AHA! part of your Matrix, demonstrate how one of your favorite books or movies illustrates most of those elements.

11/2

In the movie “Big Fish”, the narrator says, “The truth is, I didn’t see anything of myself in my father, and I don’t think he saw anything of himself in me.”  Both children and parents often see the disconnect between them, but not the commonalities.  How about your family?

11/3

If you could go back to any age and restart your life-path, what age would that be, and what would you do differently?

11/4

Write an 11-Sentence I-Search paper (format in your Toolbox) on any person mentioned in our PowerPoints.

11/5

Given the choice of one living and one dead person, whom would you most like to have as your dinner guests?

11/6

Would you rather be the member of a world championship team or the champion of an individual sport?  Which sport would you choose, and why?

11/9

Find a complex editorial cartoon, and use my “Rules for Analyzing Cartoons” to break it down.

11/10

If you woke up tomorrow, and discovered that you had suddenly gained some new ability (talent) or personal quality (not a super power), what would you want it to be?

11/12

“I wish my parents would…”

11/13

Of Gardner’s 8 Intelligences (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

11/16

If you could take back one lie you have told in your life, which one would it be?

11/17

What is it that makes you feel important?

11/18

Looking at the “Six Intellectual Virtues” (Toolbox), which one do you think is your strongest and which one seems to be the weakest?

11/19

Who was your favorite elementary school teacher?

11/20

“Most people would be happier if they…”

11/30

Of the Higher Order Thinking Skills (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

12/1

If you were only able to see one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?  If you were only allowed to listen to one band forever, who would it be?

12/2

Tell me about a time you held fast to your principle despite the consequences you would have to face.

12/3

Of “The Productive Habits of Mind” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

12/4

If you could “un-invent” one thing in the world, so that it would no longer exist, what would it be?

12/7

If you could change one incident in US History, so as to expunge it from our records, what would you do away with?

12/8

Analyze an on-line informative article using the “Evaluating Web Resources” element from your Toolbox.

12/9

What do you believe to be the characteristics of a good leader?

12/10

Looking at the “Characteristics of Good Leaders” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

12/11

Who are the people you admire most?

12/14

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?

12/15

How do you determine who is a good friend?

12/16

Use the “Elements of the Hero story” (Toolbox) to analyze one of your favorite books or movies.

12/17

“The best teachers are the ones who…”

12/18

Looking at the “Character Counts” element (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

12/21

How do you want to be remembered?

12/22

“I get down in the dumps when…”

1/4

Use the “Error Analysis Strategy” page of your Toolbox to evaluate a political or psychological argument from a newspaper or magazine article.

1/5

“I appreciate my parents for…”

1/6

Using the “Decision Trees” element of your Toolbox, analyze a recent, relatively difficult decision that you had to make.

1/7

“Most people would be surprised to know that I …”

1/8

“One thing that our school really needs is…”

1/11

Which of the “Things Creative People Do” (Toolbox) are things that you do?

1/12

What 3 words do you think other people are most likely to use to describe you?

1/13

Using the “Interconnections” aspect of your Matrix, explain how a lesson taught in my class could have been approached in each of your other classes.

1/14

How would you define success?

1/15

What would you most like to learn that you haven’t been taught in school?

1/19

Looking at the “Ladder of Critical Thinking” in your Toolbox, where do you think you stand?

1/20

What are your greatest talents?  What “gifts” do you have that will allow you to make a significant contribution to the world?

1/21

What is one thing that you would really like to be able to do better?

1/22

Using the AHA! part of your Matrix, demonstrate how one of your favorite books or movies illustrates most of those elements.

1/25

In the movie “Big Fish”, the narrator says, “The truth is, I didn’t see anything of myself in my father, and I don’t think he saw anything of himself in me.”  Both children and parents often see the disconnect between them, but not the commonalities.  How about your family?

1/26

If you could go back to any age and restart your life-path, what age would that be, and what would you do differently?

1/27

Write an 11-Sentence I-Search paper (format in your Toolbox) on any person mentioned in our PowerPoints.

1/28

Given the choice of one living and one dead person, whom would you most like to have as your dinner guests?

1/29

Would you rather be the member of a world championship team or the champion of an individual sport?  Which sport would you choose, and why?

2/1

Find a complex editorial cartoon, and use my “Rules for Analyzing Cartoons” to break it down.

2/2

If you woke up tomorrow, and discovered that you had suddenly gained some new ability (talent) or personal quality (not a super power), what would you want it to be?

2/3

“I wish my parents would…”

2/4

Of Gardner’s 8 Intelligences (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

2/5

If you could take back one lie you have told in your life, which one would it be?

2/8

What is it that makes you feel important?

2/9

Looking at the “Six Intellectual Virtues” (Toolbox), which one do you think is your strongest and which one seems to be the weakest?

2/10

Who was your favorite elementary school teacher?

2/11

“Most people would be happier if they…”

2/12

Of the Higher Order Thinking Skills (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

2/15

If you were only able to see one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?  If you were only allowed to listen to one band forever, who would it be?

2/16

Tell me about a time you held fast to your principle despite the consequences you would have to face.

2/17

Of “The Productive Habits of Mind” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

2/18

If you could “un-invent” one thing in the world, so that it would no longer exist, what would it be?

2/19

If you could change one incident in US History, so as to expunge it from our records, what would you do away with?

2/22

Analyze an on-line informative article using the “Evaluating Web Resources” element from your Toolbox.

2/23

What do you believe to be the characteristics of a good leader?

2/24

Looking at the “Characteristics of Good Leaders” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

2/25

Who are the people you admire most?

2/26

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?

2/29

How do you determine who is a good friend?

3/1

Use the “Elements of the Hero story” (Toolbox) to analyze one of your favorite books or movies.

3/2

“The best teachers are the ones who…”

3/3

Looking at the “Character Counts” element (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

3/4

How do you want to be remembered?

3/7

“I get down in the dumps when…”

3/8

Use the “Error Analysis Strategy” page of your Toolbox to evaluate a political or psychological argument from a newspaper or magazine article.

3/9

“I appreciate my parents for…”

3/10

Using the “Decision Trees” element of your Toolbox, analyze a recent, relatively difficult decision that you had to make.

3/11

“Most people would be surprised to know that I …”

3/14

“One thing that our school really needs is…”

3/15

Which of the “Things Creative People Do” (Toolbox) are things that you do?

3/16

What 3 words do you think other people are most likely to use to describe you?

3/17

Using the “Interconnections” aspect of your Matrix, explain how a lesson taught in my class could have been approached in each of your other classes.

3/18

How would you define success?

3/21

What would you most like to learn that you haven’t been taught in school?

3/22

Looking at the “Ladder of Critical Thinking” in your Toolbox, where do you think you stand?

3/23

What are your greatest talents?  What “gifts” do you have that will allow you to make a significant contribution to the world?

3/24

What is one thing that you would really like to be able to do better?

3/30

Using the AHA! part of your Matrix, demonstrate how one of your favorite books or movies illustrates most of those elements.

3/31

In the movie “Big Fish”, the narrator says, “The truth is, I didn’t see anything of myself in my father, and I don’t think he saw anything of himself in me.”  Both children and parents often see the disconnect between them, but not the commonalities.  How about your family?

4/1

If you could go back to any age and restart your life-path, what age would that be, and what would you do differently?

4/4

Write an 11-Sentence I-Search paper (format in your Toolbox) on any person mentioned in our PowerPoints.

4/5

Given the choice of one living and one dead person, whom would you most like to have as your dinner guests?

4/6

Would you rather be the member of a world championship team or the champion of an individual sport?  Which sport would you choose, and why?

4/7

Find a complex editorial cartoon, and use my “Rules for Analyzing Cartoons” to break it down.

4/8

If you woke up tomorrow, and discovered that you had suddenly gained some new ability (talent) or personal quality (not a super power), what would you want it to be?

4/11

“I wish my parents would…”

4/12

Of Gardner’s 8 Intelligences (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

4/13

If you could take back one lie you have told in your life, which one would it be?

4/14

What is it that makes you feel important?

4/15

Looking at the “Six Intellectual Virtues” (Toolbox), which one do you think is your strongest and which one seems to be the weakest?

4/18

Who was your favorite elementary school teacher?

4/19

“Most people would be happier if they…”

4/20

Of the Higher Order Thinking Skills (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

4/21

If you were only able to see one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?  If you were only allowed to listen to one band forever, who would it be?

4/22

Tell me about a time you held fast to your principle despite the consequences you would have to face.

4/25

Of “The Productive Habits of Mind” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

4/26

If you could “un-invent” one thing in the world, so that it would no longer exist, what would it be?

4/27

If you could change one incident in US History, so as to expunge it from our records, what would you do away with?

4/28

Analyze an on-line informative article using the “Evaluating Web Resources” element from your Toolbox.

4/29

What do you believe to be the characteristics of a good leader?

5/2

Looking at the “Characteristics of Good Leaders” (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

5/3

Who are the people you admire most?

5/4

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?

5/5

How do you determine who is a good friend?

5/6

Use the “Elements of the Hero story” (Toolbox) to analyze one of your favorite books or movies.

5/9

“The best teachers are the ones who…”

5/11

Looking at the “Character Counts” element (Toolbox), which 2 do you think are your strengths and which 2 seem to be weaknesses?

5/12

How do you want to be remembered?

5/13

“I get down in the dumps when…”

5/16

Use the “Error Analysis Strategy” page of your Toolbox to evaluate a political or psychological argument from a newspaper or magazine article.

5/17

“I appreciate my parents for…”

5/18

Using the “Decision Trees” element of your Toolbox, analyze a recent, relatively difficult decision that you had to make.

5/19

“Most people would be surprised to know that I …”

5/20

“One thing that our school really needs is…”

5/23

Which of the “Things Creative People Do” (Toolbox) are things that you do?

5/24

Using the “Interconnections” aspect of your Matrix, explain how a lesson taught in my class could have been approached in each of your other classes.

5/25

Looking at the “Ladder of Critical Thinking” in your Toolbox, where do you think you stand?

5/26

Using the AHA! part of your Matrix, demonstrate how one of your favorite books or movies illustrates most of those elements.

5/27

Write an 11-Sentence I-Search paper (format in your Toolbox) on any person mentioned in our PowerPoints.