Friday, February 21, 2014

february 21

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "We Run This" by Missy Elliot; "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson]

Your teachers see your thinking for 50 minutes a day, five days a week (if you show up every day, and there aren't any breaks in the schedule, and you share what you know).  You see your thinking every waking moment of your life.  So... who is the best judge of your thinking?

Everything you know about school is being reversed in this course.  The student is at the top of the organizational chart; the teacher, the community, and the tools of the Information Age all work for you now.  As the CEO of your personal learning organization, you recognize that power brings responsibility-- most importantly, the responsibility to evaluate your performance and set a course that leads to success.  So, today's journal topic is this: how are you doing on your masterpiece so far and where do you see it heading?  Are you satisfied with the work you've done so far?  Do you see opportunities we haven't discussed?

1. Journal
2. Evaluations
3. MGOTM: BNW, lit terms, launch plans

1. Audit 10 blogs for BNW essay prompts.  Find one you like and write the essay on your blog (title: BRAVE NEW ESSAY)
2. Reminder: Literature Analysis #2 due next Friday (2.28)


  1. Oh man!... I missed Jack Johnson today!

  2. Dr. Preston, as most of us have not finished reading Brave New World, but we have finished reading many other AP Lit books, would you mind if we wrote on a book that we have finished, as we would still be getting the practice of writing essays?

    1. Ordinarily I'd say yes, but the idea here is to compare with your colleagues, so you're better off writing on the same novel.