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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
1. Getting to know you - Voki? or no computer access: Game
2. My Website & Planning Course Outline
3. Motivation lesson:
1.) buy a notebook for class tomorrow
2.) watch the Motivation video again & take notes on it
3.) request to join this wiki
Thursday, September 6, 2012
? draw a mindmap on the first page of your notebook - based on our Getting To Know You Activity from Wednesday
1. Review Motivation video
2. Happiness Lesson: (take notes in your notebook)
- Rewatch the Happiness Advantage video and take notes
- Don't forget your notebook and binder for next class
- Remember to join the wiki
Friday, September 7, 2012
1. Review The Happiness Advantage
2. Four Colour Personality test:
Four Color Personality tests
are used by companies the world over in order to create an ideal and productive working environment for its employees.
Reasearch has shown that there are only four basic personality temperaments in the world. If you know which color personality you are - you may better understand your professional role, your role in a team, how you react to certain situations and what you can do to improve your situation.
Once you have your results; check back here to see what your color represents.
(Please note that your personality
however is unique. It's composed of a blend of all four colors. The purpose of the test is to figure out what your
color is and how to make you thrive at work.)
Follow the link now:
Blue Personality: Analyzer/Organizer
A Blue personality uses its five physical senses to access information. An emotionally driven personality, you need to be liked and accepted. It is one of the "needs" that can cause apprehension in your personality. You are a polite, cooperative person who seeks to create conflict-free surroundings. You possess highly developed powers of observation. Family is important to you and you sometimes find yourself in the role of being a caretaker.
6. Diplomatic with people
1. Being able to concentrate on detail
2. Opportunities to critique
3. Stable surroundings and procedures
4. Exact job description, expectations
5. Opportunities for "careful" planning
6. Sufficient time to do things right
7. Opportunities for reassurance from authority
1. Indecisive (looking at all data)
2. Get bogged down in details
3. Rigid on the "how to's"
4. Avoids controversy
5. Low self esteem
6. Hesitant to try new things
7. Sensitive to criticism
8. Can be pessimistic
Needs others to provide
1. Quick decision making
3. Help in persuading others
Personal growth area
1. Be more open with their feelings
2. Be more optimistic
Green Personality: Helper/Supporter
A strong Green individual lives in a world of intangibles where hopes, dreams and emotions are most important. You look at the big picture, are not detail oriented, and like to explore possibilities and alternative ways of doing things. You march to your own drummer and frequently find it difficult to get on the same wavelength as others. This often puts pressure on your relationships. You have a rich vivid imagination and thrive in an atmosphere that encourages the use of your creative abilities and talent. Your intuition is highly developed and you seem to be able to sense what others are feeling.
4. Self control
6. Good listener
7. Opportunity to develop personal relationships
1. Sincere appreciation by others
2. Minimal conflict between people
4. Acknowledgement of work by others
5. Limited territory
6. Traditional procedures
7. Opportunity to develop personal relationships
1. Resist change
2. Trouble making deadlines
3. Overly lenient with people
6. Holds grudges
7. Overly possessive
8. Lacks initiative
Needs others to provide
1. Push to try new challenges
2. Help in solving difficult problems
3. Initiative and accepting change
Personal growth area
1. Facing confrontation and dealing with it
2. Moving at a faster pace and initiating
Red (Orange) Personality: Leader/Promoter
A dominant Red score indicates life’s experiences must make sense to you. You are logical, practical and do not display emotions easily. Because of your desire for structure, you seek control of both your environment and people, and are sometimes seen by others as domineering. You are punctual and may become irritated if you think your time is being wasted. A natural leader, you are driven by the need for power and control. What stresses you is lack of organization and last minute changes.
1. Getting immediate results
2. Making quick decisions
4. Solving problems
5. Taking charge
6. Looking self reliant
7. Accepting challenges
1. New varied activities
2. Opportunity to really get things done
3. Continual challenges, multi-tasker
4. Difficult assignments
5. Freedom to act from their instinct
6. Control over the situations
7. Direct answers from others, no innuendoes
1. Insensitivity towards others
3. Overlook risks
4. Inflexibilty, demanding of others
5. Talks too much
6. Inattentive to details at times
7. Resenting of restrictions
Needs others to provide
1. Attention to routine tasks
3. Focus on details and facts
Personal growth area
1. Greater patience
2. Sensitivity to others' needs
Yellow Personality: Creator/Performer
Yellows are self-confident personalities who will challenge anything and everything; authority, rules and established ways of thinking. This tendency to question everything can create a strained atmosphere in both business and personal situations. You are interested in theories, abstractions, innovations and change. You are a conceptual deep thinker and enjoy getting "lost in your head" as a way of exploring new ideas and looking for innovative ways to make a difference. You are a true "out-of-the-box" visionary and adept at multi-tasking. Searching for the hidden meanings behind every day life gives you great pleasure.
3. Makes good impressions
4. Verbally articulate
5. Likes to help others
6. Creates entertaining climate
1. Friendly warm environment
2. Freedom from control
3. Public recognition of ability
4. Opportunity to talk
5. Positive reinforcement
6. Enthusiastic response to ideas
1. Following through
2. Overestimating results
3. Misjudging capabilities
4. Talks too much
5. Acts impulsively
6. Jumps to conclusions
7. Over commits
8. Acts first, thinks second
Needs others to provide
1. Follow through on details
2. Focus on tasks
3. Logical approach
Personal growth area
1. Time awareness
2. Objectivity in decision making
- How we see ourselves – how others see us:
Things that frustrate golds:
Things golds do to frustrate others:
·Lack of planning
·Being bossy and controlling
·Lack of discipline
·Working long hours
·High risk taking
·Planning for everything
Things that frustrate blues:
Things blues do to frustrate others:
·Lack of planning
·Lack of communication
·Lack of close friends
·Being too generous
·Being overly sentimental
Things that frustrate oranges:
Things oranges do to frustrate others:
·Rules and laws
·Lack of planning
·Lack of adventure
·Thinking out loud
·Too much structure
Things that frustrate greens:
Things greens do to frustrate others:
·Not being sociable
·Living in the future
·Blowing up when criticized
·Not going with the flow
·Being to independent
1.) Write a response about your results in your notebook under your colour personality description
2.) buy a notebook
3.) join the website
Monday, September 10, 2012
Homework check: Share your responses with a partner & also share with the class.
1.) Where good ideas come from? Steven Johnson
2.) Personality Worksheet - open the document underneath, read it carefully, follow the instructions, and answer the questions in your notebook:
3.) Philip Zimbardo - The Secret Powers of Time
(are you past oriented or future oriented?)
4.) If there is time, work on the Handout
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Personality Test document
from yesterday - answer the questions in your notebook
2.) Work on the
- The Secret Powers of Time
4.) Work on this test:
Multiple Intelligences Test
Wednesday, Sept 12, 2012
1.) Review the Powers of Time video by Phil Zimbardo
2.) Create a mindmap to organize all the information you have gathered about yourself over the last week (personality, multiple intelligences, quizes,tests, colours, videos, etc.)
Please use one of the websites from this webpage:
3.) Once completed, embed your mindmap in the Wiki (you need to join the wiki to embed). Use the
Who I Am
4.) Interesting Articles to read:
Why Civic Engagement Must Be Better Than Just "Good Stuff"
Why Men Fail
5.) Check the
page for due dates
Thursday, Sept 13, 2012
1.) Time to work on Mind Maps
2.) Multiple Intelligences & Creativity - Relating them to our education and careers:
3.) Use this video to define what Multiple Intelligences are to use in your Mind Maps:
Friday, September 14, 2012
1.) Finish up your Digiatl Mind Maps & Embed on the Website
- Projects are Due on Monday - Must be embeded by then
- Notebooks are Due on Tuesday - Show me your work so far.
2.) Watch CBC Doc: Are We Digital Dummies?
3.) When or if, you finish embedding your project:
- Read these & take notes (important facts, or things that make you go hmm) in your notebook (write down a title and date):
Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012
1.) Review Mind Map projects - write down your reflections about the whole process (technology, personal information), what worked, and what didn't, what you liked and what you didn't.
2.) Class round table - share your thoughts with the class
3.) Are We Digital Dummies? - video
- take notes in your notebook: interesting facts, examples & new information
Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012
1.) Finish video & share our new information from the video
2.) Career Cruising Assignment (open this document):
- Follow the instructions & complete the 116 (!!!) questions online
- Once you have chosen ONE career, tell me so I can record it - this career will be the topic for your presentation based on the next set of questions on the assignment sheet (#1-14) - SKIP question 13. The webpage has changed.
- Your presentation can be in the format of any online program you choose (some examples are Prezi, Voicethread, Animoto)
3.) Living 30 Days on Minimum Wage - Video
Thursday, Sept 20, 2012
Quote I could not remember yesterday about social media & our online personalities:
12 year old on fitting-in vs. belonging: "If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, it's fitting in."
1.) Post an answer to my discussion question on the Personal Inventory Project page
- the discussion button is on the top right side of the page beside the edit button (hunt for it)
2.) Continue on your Career Presentation
- here is a list of
Web 2.0 tools
to create your presentation.
3.) 30 Days on Minimum Wage - video we did not get to yesterday
4.) Relevant articles about careers:
6 Rules That Should Be Guiding Your Career
What Mitt Romney Doesn't Get About Responsibility
The Rx for Innovation
Friday, Sept 21, 2012
1.) Continue with your Career Presentation
2.) By the end of class you should have at least picked a career and a presentation tool
3.) Presentations will be on Wednesday, Sept 26 and Thursday, Sept 27 -
I will pick names out of a hat on Monday for the presentation order
Monday, Sept 24th, 2012
- Continue working on your Careers Presentation
Tuesday, Sept 25th, 2012
1.) Last day to work on you Careers Presentation
2.) Embed your presentation in the
3.) Read the following articles & take notes in your notebook - interesting facts & relevant info:
Wednesday, Sept 26th, 2012
1.) I found several sources on Dennis Prager's philosophy on happiness (discussed in class yesterday):
Who Is Happy?
2.) Finally! 30 Days on Minimum Wage video
Guest Speaker - the Gap Year
What do you think about this article?
The Gap Year Comes to Canada
4.) Presentations for your Career Presentations will be held on Monday and Tuesday next week
- we will draw names tomorrow to decide which day each student will present
- Please embed presentations on the
Career Presentation page
by Sunday night
Thursday, Sept 27th, 2012
Latitude: Global Volunteering
- In your notebooks: write a personal reflection about the Latitude presentation (Would you do this? Why or why not, what would you do instead? Where? What type of volunteering interests you? What are the benefits and drawbacks to taking a "gap year"?
2.) Work on your Career presentation
3.) When finished embedding your project:
- complete any prior work from the past week in your notebook: articles, videos, and reflections
Friday, Sept 28, 2012
1.) Finish up any past work from this week:
- Embed Career Presentation by Sunday night - presentations on Monday & Tuesday
- Read and take notes on articles
- watch and take notes on videos
- hand in your notebook
- embed Personal Mindmap
*Progress reports next week!!
- Presentations on Monday & Tuesday
- Bucket List
- Resume (bring a copy if you already have one)
Monday, Oct 1, 2012 - Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012
1.) Reflection Questions:
- How would you do this differently next time? How could you improve? Which presentation stood out to you and why?
2.) Body Language video:
3.) Bucket List - Partner share
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012
1.) Hand in notebooks for me to mark First Notebook Check
2.) Trouble shoot last of the Career Projects - Embedding & Presenting
3.) Resume-Building - Purpose, Components, Info, Visual
36 Beautiful Resume Ideas
Resume Objective Statement
Here's my example:
File Not Found
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
1.) Last of the Career Project Presentations Brenden, and Lucia
2.) Finish resume from yesterday
3.) Cover Letters - Look at these article & write your own:
5 Job Application Cover Letter Disasters
Cover Letter Tips
Cover Letter Types & Samples
4.) Things that make you go hmm...
After viewing, write a reflection in your Notebook (use the title of the video for your title):
- What does the video make you think about?
- Do you agree? Why or why not?
- What would you do?
5.) Read this T
ime Management Article
- take notes in your notebook
- Answer these questions: How is your time management? What would you do differently?
6.) One more article...
- I found this interesting. Let me know what you think (in your notebooks)
You're Probably Not Very Good at Most Things
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
1.) Guest Speaker from Volunteer Victoria
2.) Progress Reports - Even one INC will result in an INC for a final mark - Complete assignments and hand them in!!
Bring in your signed permission forms for the Canadian University Events next week
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
1.) Finish resumes & cover letters
2.) Read the articles from Wednesday & take notes
3.) Career Options (What does the future look like?):
Canada's Hottest Jobs
Most In-Demand Jobs in Canada
Top Jobs for 2012 and Beyond
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
1.) Finish and email me your resumes & cover letters
2.) How much would my schooling cost? Assignment
Take your career from your presentations and find out how much your education would cost:
1.) Tuition, and books from a local university
2.) Compare the costs of several universities
3.) add the cost of living to go away to school (rent, food, transportation, etc.)
- Write all your information neatly in your notebook
- Use google to find universities, and other relevant info
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012
1.) Independent Research - Search and write down the answers to these questions in your notebooks:
- What are MOOCs?
- Give 3 examples.
- How are they evolving?
- Will they revolutionlize Higher Education? Why and how?
- Will they replace traditional instruction? Why or why not?
2.) Resume & Cover Letter Partner Share
- Resume & Cover Letters
- Post-Secondary Tuition Assignment
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
(Cross your fingers. Hopefully no technical difficulties today.)
1.) Lucia's Career Presentation
2.) Job Interviews (Take notes on the critical information from these articles):
Preparing for a Job Interview
The Most Important Job Interview Question
3.) Work time:
- finish Resumes & Cover Letters - email them to me (email@example.com)
- Post-Secondary Tuition Assignment (from Monday) - Answers in notebooks
- MOOCs Answers (from Tuesday) - in notebooks
4.) Extra MOOCs information:
EdX for Online Courses
BC to lead Canada in Offering Students Free, Open textbooks
MOOC and You're Out of a Job
The Case for Free Post-Secondary Tuition
5.) Things That Make You Go Hmm...
Is Fearing Failure a Good Thing?
50 Blogs About College Worth Bookmarking
6.) Digital Citizenship:
- Daniel Cui:
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
1.) Job Interviews:
10 Interview Tips For The High School Student
Acing The Interview ( Fall 2010)
Overview of Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews:
Rock Solid Resume Tips
2.) Work Time:
- finish any work from this week
- I will mark Resumes and Cover Letters tomorrow
- Homework Check #2 next week
- Second Progress Reports coming next week
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
1.) Work Time
2.) CBC Documentary:
Sext Up Kids
- About Digital Citizenship, Healthy Relationships, and understanding Media and Ourselves
Amanda Todd's Mother Talks About Her Life With Her Daughter
- Vancouver Sun article
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
1.) How to Write Down Your Skills on your Resume
2.) Vocabulary in Your Notebooks - I will give you a list
Find the 3 Steps to Budgeting and write them down in your notebook:
4.) Go through the Lifestyle Reality Check Budgeting Tool:
5.) Answer the following questions in your notebook after completing the Budget Reality Check:
- What did you learn about your spending habits?
- What do you need to change and why?
- How would you go about making these changes?
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
1.) Money Mentality Assignment: 5 Types of Money Personalities - Worksheet
2.) Budgeting Assignment - Warm Up & Stretch, It's a Doozy
3.) Received your Resume via email - edit and make changes
Friday, Oct 26, 2012
1.) Budgeting Assignment - Continue
2.) Hand in Notebooks for Notebook Check #2 - out of 35 marks (35 notebook entries since Check #1)
Monday, Oct 29, 2012
1.) Broke Athletes - ESPN Documentary:
- Link to how we spend, budget, and strain to make ends meet
2.) Continue with Budget Assignment
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
1.) Resume Review
- Transferrable Skills info sheet
- Sample Resumes
2.) Work time
3.) Universities Event in the Theatre
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012
1.) Sorry I am away
2.) Finish your Budget Assignments
3.) Summarize the following articles in your notebook:
7 College Skills That Really Matter on a Resume
The History of Film
- Just kidding, but play around with the infographic. Pretty cool!
- notebooks need to be handed in by tomorrow
- resumes need to be email to me by tomorrow
- Budget Assignment due on Friday
- We will watch "Broke" tomorrow in room 217
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012
ESPN 30 for 30 - Broke
Friday, Nov 2, 2012
Catch Up Day (End of Term 1):
1.) Hand in notebooks for the second check
2.) Embed projects from Term 1
3.) email Resume
4.) Hand in Budget Assignment
Monday, Nov 5, 2012
1.) Term 2 has started!!
2.) Marine Industry Expo tomorrow - 9:30 to 11:00 (meet at 9am in front of the school)
3.) Suicide Prevention Presentation tomorrow - Take the Pre-Survey
4.) Health Unit mini research:
- research a health topic of your choice during this class (the who, what, when, where, why, and how) and be prepared to share your findings with several classmates
- examples include: smoking, caffeine, stress, anxiety, effects of video games, etc, etc.
- post a link of one of your research articles in the
page in the wiki
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012
Suicide Awareness Presentation
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
1.) Notebook Reflection on the Suicide Awareness Presentation
- what did you learn?
- what did you already know?
- what did you find interesting?
2.) Partner Share - from your reflection
3.) Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns:
4.) Partner Share
5.) Marine Industry Expo
Canadian Coast Guard
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
1.) "It Gets Better" written reflection in notebooks
2.) Partner Share - reflections & contents of Bucket List from several weeks ago
3.) The Pursuit of Happyness - Fill out the worksheet as you watch & think of how this film relates to the themes we have studied in the term 1
Friday, Nov 9, 2012
Remembrance Day theme
1.) Assembly today - Reflection in notebooks:
2.) My Background
3.) A Very Long Engagement - Trench Warfare in WWI:
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
1.) Finish The Pursuit of Happyness
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
1.) Canada Food Guide Assignment
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
1.) Term 1 Students' Self-Assessments for Progress Reports
2.) What Are You Eating? - Restaurant Food Project
Here's the link:
Friday, Nov 16, 2012
1.) Progress Reports - Student's Self-assessments on Term 1
2.) The Great Food Revolution - Episode 4
Monday, Nov 19, 2012
1.) Finish The Great Food Revolution & Reflection
2.) Fast Food Meal - Group Share activity
We didn't get to this
: (we will do this sometime this week)
3.) TED Talk - Matt Killingsworth - Want to be Happier?
Track your Happiness
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012
1.) Create Marking Criteria for the Health Unit Video Group Projects
Here's the criteria sheet:
Planning 10 Video Project.docx
2.) Start Brainstorming with your group
- I am hearing ideas such as Depression, Binge Drinking, Smoking (good start so far)
- Make sure you narrow your topic, to avoid it being too broad.
3.) Due Date? We need to have a discussion about this
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012
First full class to work on your group projects
Thursday, Nov 22, 2012
Computer Issues today. Wiki is working.
1.) Watch the following & take notes in your notebook:
CBC Documentary -
Faking the Grade
Monday, Nov 26, 2012
1.) Review the video from Thursday - What did we learn, What did you find interesting?
2.) Watch the following on your own time & take notes in your notebook:
TED Talk - Dan Ariely - Why We Think It's Okay to Cheat & Steal (Sometimes)
3.) Work with your group on the video project for the rest of class
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
1.) Ric Elias TED Talk - 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
2.) Write a reflection in your notebook about the questions Ric Elias poses at the end of the video
- What would you do differently in your life?
3.) Video Project - work time
- work with your group
4.) Before the class is over, 1 person from your group needs to send me an email stating the following:
- names of members of your group
- Topic chosen
- Jobs/Duties of all group members
- Style of video - the type of theme or skit (ex. infomercial, Fairytale, newscast, etc.)
- What you are trying to tell the world - importance, relevance, reason why this topic is important
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012
1.) Carry on Carryin' On - Some good work going on with the Video Projects: Is that your group?
- Scripts should be done by now and filming should be taking place
- Let me know if I can help
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012
1.) watch the new update on my home page - Video of the Week
2.) Interesting Articles:
Forget the Resume...
The Death of the Resume
3.) Keep on Truckin' - on your Video Projects
- Scripts & Filming
Friday, Nov 30, 2012
1.) Video Projects - Filming
2.) Reassess Due date - Monday, Dec 3?
Monday, Dec 3, 2012
Presenter - Staying Alive After 5 - Workplace Safety for Youth
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012
How are our video projects going?
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012
1.) Last day to work on video projects
- Embed on the wiki page by Monday, Dec 10, 2012
2.) Articles of Interest (take notes in your notebook please):
A Better Way to Plan Your Career
8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do
How College Students Use Smartphones
Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
1.) Take notes on the articles from yesterday (above)
2.) Worksafe Wrap-up Activity
3.) Group time - Video Projects
For Interest Sake:
16 Reasons You Should Never Be Afraid to Fail
Friday, Dec 7, 2012
1.) Group time?
2.) Computer access may be limited because of the new network going in
Monday, Dec 10, 2012
Topic: Stress & Stressors
1.) Stress Inventory - create a list in your notebooks about the different stresses in your life (what causes your stress?)
2.) Watch the following video & take notes in your notebooks:
3.) Read the following article & take notes:
4.) After reading the article & watching the video:
Reassess your list and divide your stresses into 4 different categories:
Notice the symptoms associated with the different stresses in your life from the image above.
While the widespread perception has always been that stress induces a vast array of health problems — everything from anxiety to fatigue
– researchers from
Penn State University
say that it’s actually the way people react to potentially stressful situations that determines whether they will suffer adverse health effects in the future.
“Our research shows that how you react to what happens in your life today predicts your chronic health conditions and 10 years in the future, independent of your current health and your future stress,” said David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State. “For example, if you have a lot of work to do today and you are really grumpy because of it, then you are more likely to suffer negative health consequences 10 years from now than someone who also has a lot of work to do today, but doesn’t let it bother her.” (
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
Topic: Body Image & Self-Esteem
1.) Partner Questions
2.) Killing Us Softly 4 - Video
3.) Reflection Questions
.) Website with lots of information:
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
Presenter: Alcoholics Anonimous
- Take notes in your notebook
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012
Presenter: Crystal Clear Drug Prevention
- Take notes in your notebook
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
1.) Watch Group Projects
2.) Finish Killing Me Softly 4 video
3.) Video Reflection in notebooks
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
1.) Hip Hop: Beyond the Beats & Rhymes
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
1.) Island Sexual Health Presentation
- please take notes
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
1.) Progress Reports - Work on any assignments over due
2.) Importance of a Positive Self-Image Assignment - follow the instructions on the worksheet and website provided
3.) View Health Unit Group Video Projects
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
1.) Day 2 - Island Sexual Health Presentation
Friday, Dec 21, 2012
Last Day Before Holidays!!
Schedule for the day:
Period A 8:30 – 9:10 am
Period B 9:15 – 9:55 am
Period C 10:00 – 10:40 am
Period D 10:45 – 11:25 am
Assembly & Line Dancing - 11:30am
Monday, Jan 7, 2013
1.) Welcome Back!!
2.) 3 Big things to keep in mind as you prepare for exams:
3.) Review & Finish Body Image topic
- Video - Body Image for Boys
- Reflection question in notebook
4.) Preview Mental Health Assignment
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013
1.) Mental Health Assignment
- Gather info on Mental Health topic
- Create a presentation
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013
1.) Continue with Mental Health Assignment
2.) View this:
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
Last day to work on Mental Health Presentations
- Please embed on to the
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
Here are your grades:
(Hand in all the INC by the end of next week)
Monday, Jan 14, 2013
Mental Health Project Presentations today!!
Credit & Investing Unit - website to give you knowledge and understanding:
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013
Money & Credit Lesson
1.) Vocabulary from the Green Chic video:
A loan of money that is given to a borrower for a specified amount and a specified period of time.
A plastic card with an assigned account number, which enables the holder to purchase goods or services and receive cash on credit.
The risk that a borrower may not repay a loan on time, or at all.
The cost of using the money provided by a loan, credit card, or line of credit, usually expressed as a percentage over a period of time. Interest also refers to the income, figured as a percentage of the original loan or principal.
Abbreviation for Annual Percentage Rate. The APR is basically the cost of credit, or how much you must pay to get a loan, on a yearly basis. The APR is expressed as a percentage, and it reflects the interest rate, as well other fees and charges. APRs can vary widely from one credit card to another.
The maximum amount of money a credit card holder is allowed to borrow using the credit card.
Government of Canada Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)
2.) It Costs What?! Online Game
First, Open this
Then, navigate through the 3 sections of the game on the right hand side:
1.) Credit Card Primer
2.) Case Files
3.) Choosing and Using a Credit Card
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
1.) Review the Credit Score Handout from yesterday - Part 1 & 2
2.) Credit Card Company Handout
3.) Study Skills:
Answer the following questions by looking at the websites below:
A.) List several of the Effective Habits for Effective Studying that you already use when you study and explain how you use them.
B.) List several of the Effective Habits for Effective Studying that you would like to work on to improve your study skills.
C.) Describe the A.S.P.I.R.E system and explain how you could use it for studying for your final exams.
D.) Describe the Index Study System and explain which of the two systems you would prefer to use and why.
E.) Click on the Home Page of the website to check out more options for study skills. Which other categories were useful for you?
Effective Habits for Effective Studying
A.S.P.I.R.E Study System
Index Study System
Multiple Choice Tests
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Mortgages & Loans
1.) Finish up any work from the last two days. See above.
2.) follow the links below to find a home to buy and figure out how much of a loan you would need from the bank and what your monthly mortgage would be:
What are mortgages?
Look for a home to buy
In your notebook, write down the mortgages of several homes to compare, and several interest rates and years of your mortgage:
How much house can you afford?
Only 30% of your income should go towards your morgage
United States Mortgage Crisis
Watch the last 6 minutes of the clip from Tuesday:
Friday, Jan 18, 2013
The last of the Mental Health Presentations
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
1.) Catch up on past projects
2.) Organize notebooks to get ready to hand in
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
I am sorry I am away again. I am hoping to be at school on Wednesday. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.
1.) Wayne White biography:
Trailer from PBS
This is my vote to watch on the last class of the year. It encompasses many of the lessons we have learned this semester, plus it is very entertaining and interesting.
2.) Finish any projects or assignments that are over due
3.) Be ready to hand in notebooks on Wednesday
4.) Work on any homework or study for other classes
5.) Use your time wisely.
- Wednesday is the last regular school day
- Thursday: 9-11 am Period 1 & 1-3 pm Period 3
- Friday: 9-11 am Period 2 & 1-3 pm Period 4
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
1.) Very Last Reflection!!
- What was your favourite thing you learned this semester and why?
2.) Hand in notebooks - how many entries should you have in your notebooks from the last notebook check?
3.) Check out these websites:
How to Energize Your Day
12 Things You Should Never Stop Doing
4.) See me about your overdue assignments & projects
5.) Study for exams - Good Luck!
6.) Next Class?
7.) Updated marks:
Planning 10 Jan 23 Marks.pdf
Friday, Jan 25, 2013
1.) Beauty is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story
Here's an interview with Wayne and the director of the documentary:
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