Sunday, June 1, 2014

Masterpiece Academy Question

               For the first time in our lives my peers and I have been given the opportunity to design a course that is fit to each of our individual needs. I think that we have proven that this is power that we can handle. I have seen many people in the course rise to the occasion. I love that students who struggle in their other classes have been able to flourish in a course designed for them. We are in our final year of high school. If teachers can't trust us to make decisions for ourselves by now how will we ever make it in college.
               Macbeth, Hamlet, and Allegory of the cave are all pertinent tales for me. I relate to Macbeth's character, because I think there comes a point in everyone's life where they have to decide how far they are willing to go to achieve their goals. Hamlet is a character who holds interest to me, because he's trying to find himself, much like many students going off to college. I really like the Allegory of the cave, because it's kind of a tale about the power of ignorance. Everyone in the world is in an ongoing battle against ignorance. Everyone is searching for what they can hold true in the world.
              I think when it comes to passion in this course what I've learned more than anything is that it's okay not to know what you're passionate about, as long as you are still trying to find it. I know that I want to be a teacher someday. I am going to go to college with an open mind, and hopefully I will learn that my passion for kids will be easily translated into my commitment to becoming a teacher.
              I laughed a lot at some of the masterpieces. I loved getting to know my classmates better. The MGOTM projects were a great way for each of us to share our passions with our peers. I liked listening to everyone's take on life and it's importance.
              The motif that runs through all of our projects is passion. We all really seemed to care about what we were talking about. I didn't see a single person in front of the class who didn't care about their topic. It was truly inspirational to see so many young minds put to such great use. I think we each learned something form at least one other presentation.
               I don't think I'd call myself a hero. I think that I conquered many challenges in this course. One example would be the fact that I am actually super terrible with technology. The fact that I have made it this far is a miracle in and of itself. I have worked hard in this course, but effort is part of succeeding in any course. I think my biggest accomplishment has been all the collaborating that I was able to do through out my year in this class. I may not be a hero, but I am proud of the work i have done!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Five steps

Okay so I know it's the end of break, but here is what I've done
1) I have decided to change my masterpiece to one about passion.
2) I have begun researching ways to find your passion
3) I have started building a blog with the steps to finding your passion
4) I have reached out to people in search of their passion
5) I have read articles that give tips on finding your passion so I can share them on my blog

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Crossroads Between Should and Must

This article is about decision making. There comes a time in everyone's life where you must decide between doing what you should and what will make you happy. We have to balance the two in an even manner. This article made me second guess whether or not I'm doing enough of what I need to do to make myself happy. I think an underlying struggle in the balance between should and must is the ability to time manage.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Macbeth notes

•so far there has been foreshadowing on the horrors lady macbeth will inflict
• Macbeth although very harsh is also very respected in his community
• 3 witches are in a few scenes to give readers hints about the future of the play
•Macbeth has already murdered a sergeant

Monday, March 31, 2014

Meet Macbeth

In the start of Shakespeare's Macbeth  Macbeth is introduced as being a very cruel man through indirect characterization. The witches foreshadowed that Lady Macbeth would be even more evil than Macbeth. Shakespeare seems to have an illusive tone towards the play thus far. Some themes that have already been showed are pride and respect. The will be a key factor in the play.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seeking a mentor

My mentor is Mrs. Byrne she can tach me about the process of becoming a leader in the classroom. She can tell me about what it's like to go through the college process and tell me about experiences she has had. This will be helpful, because since she is right on campus she is a very accessible resource for me.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Is there an expert in the house?!

My project is about body image, so I think that an ideal person to be my expert on it would be someone who has struggled with their body. I'm not really sure how to find someone willing to share about their experiences, so if you or someone you know is please tell me!