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Socials Blog Response 1: History and Us

Based on our conversations in class today, your prior experience, and the “Guideposts to Historical Thinking” handout, which historical thinking question do you believe is the most important to consider for a vibrant and challenging Social Studies experience this year? Why? Although all six of the different questions of historical thinking are of importance in social studies, I believe that historical perspective is the most important when discussing history and their.. Read More

In-depth #3: The Road to Composition

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 weeks since I wrote my in-depth learning contract! Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two about composition through working on my own composition and guidance my amazing mentor. Last In-depth post, I mainly talked about my first mentor meeting, analysing composition, and trying my new-found website, www.flatio. I also set some goals/tasks last post, and I’m quite proud that I.. Read More

In-depth #2: Composition is Stressful… But I made a Lot of Progress!

On my in-depth learner contract as well as last week’s in-depth post, one of my main goal was to find an online resource that will help me compose and write music neatly and efficiently. After much researching, as most websites require some form of money, I found an all-free website called flat.io. (Link: https://flat.io/dashboard ). This website is great because it allows you to compose for multiple instruments, perfect for.. Read More

16 Personalities Series: Mercutio – Protagonist

Please read the following characterization first: ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. With a natural confidence that begets influence [… they] find it natural and easy to communicate with others; especially in person, and their Intuitive trait helps people with the ENFJ personality type to reach every mind. [ENFJ’s are] firm believers of people, and radiate authenticity, concern and altruism, unafraid to stand up and speak when they feel something needs.. Read More

Romeo & Juliet: Fake Love?

1. Based on our readings so far, do you agree or disagree that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “”infatuated children” engaging in “pupply love”” ? Why or why not? Provide at least two pieces of textual evidence. William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, tells the story of two star-crossed lovers that are born in enemy families, but experience ‘love at first sight’ after meeting each other at a.. Read More

In-depth 2018 -1: The Second Beginning

The end of in-depth 2017 seems only a few months past, but I’m already writing the intro post for in-depth 2018.  Nevertheless, I’m very excited to start a new journey, with a fresh new topic, and a great mentor!  Like last year, I can start to imagine the learning experience I will gather once again. One of my favourite composers  (more about him on another blog post)  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Leonard_Bernstein_by_Jack_Mitchell.jpg   One of.. Read More

Zip: Note Taking & Understanding Concepts DoL4

Provide a copy / image of your research notes.  What concepts in your learning do you now feel you have a solid grasp on?  Which ones might be useful to other students in their learning? This is only a couple of pages from my total research notes* I feel pretty confident on my grasp of knowledge on how the English language was created, how it was changed and shaped to.. Read More

Zip: Re-Organizing My Schedule DoL3

Take a moment to reflect on your inquiry plan (calendar).  Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan?  If so, why?  If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been so successful in sticking to it? During the school days, I sometimes felt overloaded with my other homework so having to finish zip in 3 weeks was a bit of.. Read More

Zip: Changing My Inquiry Question DoL2

Take a moment to reflect on your inquiry plan. Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan? If so, why? If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been so successful in sticking to it? Originally I started out with the inquiry question: “To what extent has medical terminology changed from its origin in the past 100 years in terms.. Read More

The 360 Degree Leader: Lead From Your Position

How often I’ve been put to the test to make the best of second-best, only to wake up one day and see That second-best is best for me.” – Helen Laurie An important lesson I learnt from John Maxwell’s The 360 Degrees Leader is that a position doesn’t determine your leadership; one does not have to lead from the front to be called a leader.  I interpreted this as: …if one understands.. Read More