Monday, May 11, 2009

One Word (maybe I will give you a phrase)

I am asking you to give me one word that describes the change in you, in the class, and the change in your learning this school year. I want to take these words and your photo to create works of art to display at my presentation. So think about

1. what is one word or phrase to describe a change in you this year;

2. what is one word or phrase you would use to describe this class;

3. and, what is one word or phrase to describe the change in your learning?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

CI Chapter #157

Some tramatic events in Chapter #157 happened.

1.) What happened?

2.) What was Christopher's reaction to the events?

3.) What would have been your reaction to the events if you were in Christopher's position?

Friday, March 13, 2009

CIDNT Pre-Writing: Part One

As we start this unit on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and look specifically at relationships and their role in our lives, please think about and write your response to this question:

Why do we need relationships?

I am looking for a good, four or more sentences, answer to this question that really gives me an idea of what you think and believe.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mr. Ruggles Student Teaching Questionnaire

1. What is one thing that that Mr. Ruggles does well?
2. What is one thing that Mr. Ruggles can improve upon?
3. Rank these on a scale of one to five (with five being the highest) and leave a one sentence explanation explaining your number:

a. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ communication skills? (Verbal, nonverbal, written)
b. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ lessons (are they interesting and meaningful)
c. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ classroom management techniques
d. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ assessments (graded fairly, timely, and well done)
e. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ use of technology (website, PowerPoint, etc.)
f. How would you rank Mr. Ruggles’ attitude and excitement for teaching this class?

4. What is the most fun and/or meaningful activity that you have completed in this class? Why? 5. What assignment did you not enjoy? Why?
6. What else can I do to help you in the classroom?
7. What other comments or feedback do you want to give Mr. Ruggles?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cycle 2: Multiple Redo Survey

Please be honest and reflective in your responses focusing on the school year so far (first semester and the first six weeks of second semester). If you do not understand what a question is asking, please do not hesitate to ask Mr. Ruggles or Smith. Make sure to take the survey only ONE time. Sign off in the comment section when you have completed the survey.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What can we do together?

This project has really helped me. I understand it well and I think that the structure of class lessons help me acquire an even greater understanding of how to write a better and more proficient paper. The hardest thing so far is the criticism that two teachers are giving me. Previously, only one teacher would give there input on my paper, now there are two. The easiest thing is probably the structure. At the beginning of the project it was hard but now as it goes on I understand it more. The thing that you could do that would make to project more effective would be more in class work time. It would help because I need advice.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PLN-- "I remember when"

The video, I remember when was about what these little kids remember a few years ago, and how now everything is different. The point to the video was that the world is always changing and will continue to change as long as there are people on this earth. It relates to our class because we are trying to change the world for the better and some of the problems in it.

PLN--Lost Generation

In the video Lost Generation, it shows how we have the choice of our future and that we make the decisions. It's trying to get across that change happens; but it's whether we make it good or bad. This article relates to what we are doing in class because the change we want to make is for the better, but to make it better we need pursue it and work extremely hard. It's difficult. But I believe we can all do it. That's how the video Lost Generation relates to what we are doing in English 9.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What We Can Do

I really like this project. It is a great learning experience and allows us to learn how to write a great essay and explore a global topic. I would really appreciate more work time in class and more one-on-one conferences. Those really seem to help me understand what to write and how to write it. I also think that it would help if we had a written rubric because my notes are not very good and i need to be able to look at something to keep me on task and on topic with my writing. overall its been a good stressful experience.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What we can do

This project is a very good idea to help try to change the world. This project has let the students become more responsible and it has also let us get to learn more about what we are trying and wanting to change. The project has been very hard at some points and some of those times is learning how to do the citations and quotes. I get what we are supposed to do but it is very difficult at times. I feel that there is nothing really that the teachers can do more of to help out besides giving us work time. Another thing that the teachers can do to help out is give us some helpful hints on our paragraphs. I am really happy that we have teachers that can believe that students will change the world.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I think this project has been interesting and helpful. However, I think that we have had an excessive amount of homework. I think that this project would be awesome and educating if we just had a tiny bit less howmework. So far I think that the hardest thing has been color coding all 12 sources.

Whats going on?

I think we need alot more work time and alot of it, there is too much stuff for us to get down and we need time and help to get everything good and right.

Whats going on?

I think we need alot more work time and alot of it, there is too much stuff for us to get down and we need time and help to get everything good and right.

What Can We Do Together?

How has this project been going? What has been the hardest thing so far? What has been the easiest? How can I make this project more effective for you? Other suggestions?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

top 10 caleb2012

1. Help the poor
2. Give homeless people homes
3. Help third world country’s
4. Religion
5. Health
6. Racism
7. Politics
8. Abortion
9. Drug abuse
10. Teen pregnancy
1. Child trafficking
2. world hunger
3. poverty
4. recycling
5. war
6. violence
7. animal abuse
8. child labor
9. discrimination of religion
10. abortion

Top ten items

Here are my top ten items:

Donating to a charity to find the cure for every type of cancer Cancer-The American Cancer SocietyGetting rid of terrorism and communism.Donating to a charity to find the cure for AIDS-The American society of AIDS researchLetting people sleep in later so they dont have to get up early, it isnt healthy to get up early.Stoping child slavery in Asia and Africa/Child abuse.Stoping the genocide in Africa.Helping out families in poverty/unemployed.Stoping world hunger.Help the almost extinct animals- Gay marrige.

Top 10

1. Leash laws for dogs
2. Women pro athletes getting paid less than men pro athletes
3. Cremation vs. burial
4. Wasting material (food, water, etc.)
5. Illegal fights (dogs, chickens, etc.)
6. Money! Problems paying off things
7. Colleges (hard to be successful)
8. Global warming
9. Gay marriages
10. The death sentence (for jail)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top Ten

1. War in Uganda
2. Unclean water in Africa
3. Haitian poverty
4. Teen pregnancy
5. Global Warming
6. Israel conflict
7. One Child Policy
8. Racism
9. Cancer
10. Cuba
1. World hunger.
2. Cancer.
3. Aids.
4. Crime
5. Gay marriage
6. Car accidents
7. Health care
8. Under age sex
9. Global warming
10. education

My Top Ten List

- go to India and help build schools to educate the people of India that are considered the lowest part of the cast system.
- Gay marriage
- unemployment
- Teen deaths (car accidents)
- Divorce
- world hunger
- Teen pregnancy
- racism
- crime
- disease(cancer)

My 10 things

1. World hunger. i dont think that any families anywhere should have to go without food and i think that maybe the government should help families and homeless people who cant afford their own groceries.
2. Kids without christmas presents. This winter break me and my family made four stockings that were full of presents for young children and its hard to think of christmas without presents, but its what some kids have to deal with.
3. Gay marrige. I think that gays should have the same rights as a normal couple, because all people are created equal.
4. Free healthcare. I dont think that everybody should have free healthcare payed for by the government, but i think that poverish families and single parents should get help from the government on healthcare.
5. Slavery. There are still countries like Egypt and china that export people as slaves, and no one should have to live in misery without hope like these people are.
6. Genocide. In Rwanda and Barundi there are people that get annihilated because of thier beliefs, and i think that everyone has the right to pursue what they believe is right.
7. Child Abuse. Not only do abused children have miserable childhoods with miserable parents but they often cant adapt into society after what happened to them, much like post- traumatic stress disorder.
8. Domestic violence. People who hit or abuse other people can end up hurting or seriously injuring someone.
9. Cancer. Cancer is the number one killer of human beings. so there is nothing bigger to fight against, especially when it can leave families devatstated and broken.
10. Education. A lot of problems can be solved by education if people come up with ideas to help other people.

Top 10

1. Shortage of water in 3rd world countries
2. Lack of Recycling
3. Value/Wastefulness of War
4. Heathcare Reform
5. Homelessness
6. Medical Research Issues
7. Violence/Crime
8. Sexual Preferences
9. Racism
10. Disease Ideas/Changes (including accessibility to medicine and hospital entry)

Assignment - Change The World

Post your Top Ten List of Topics

These can be either controversal topics, positions to take, and possible actions


Problems in your life, positions to take, and possible actions

-Make sure that you post ten ideas. Thanks!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Three Item Intro

Post your answers to the following on your own personal blog:

For every item:

1. What is it? Describe the item (colors, features, shape, size, etc...)
2. So What? Describe its significance to you.
3. Now What? How does this item lead you to believe, think or act differently?