Thursday, December 20, 2012

Week of January 3, Teen Homelessness

Hi everyone,

This week we will explore further the issue raised by Clevins Brown in In My Shoes, teen homelessness.

Please go to this link to read about myths related to teen homelessness.

Now go to this link to learn about the causes and follow the links to see what you can do.

Finally, answer these questions in Google Docs:

  1. What did you learn from the film "In My Shoes"? What lasting impressions did it leave with you?
  2. What myths did you believe about teen homelessness? What do you now know isn't true?
  3. What do you think you can do to help end this problem?
Post your answers to our class blog and then respond to your classmates' posts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Week of December 13, reflections...

Hi everyone,

This week we are going to do two things in our blog:

  1. Evaluate our day with the St Luke's buddies.
  2. Look more closely at the issues Jen Nebalsky taught us about yesterday
Please answer the questions below in Google Docs about our visit with St Luke's:

  1. What was the best part of our day together and why?
  2. What do you wish we had more time for and why?
  3. What did you learn about bullying that you hadn't thought about before?
  4. What would you enjoy doing when we visit St Luke's in the spring?
  5. Anything else?
Please post your answers to our class blog.

Attached here are photos of Phanice Ongera, we are raising money to help her to get to college. She is 19 yrs old.

Finally, please visit this link to learn more about health sanitation in Kibera.

Now answer these questions in Google Docs:

  1. How do you feel about this situation and why?
  2. Are you willing to help? If yes, when where and how will  you do it? Commit!

Please post your answers to our class blog.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Week of December 6, class grades

Hi everyone,

This week we will determine our grades.
  • I am using a program called Engrade to calculate your grades. Please go to theEngrade website to register and see your grades. You need your access code to do this.
  • Now please answer the questions below inGoogle Docs:
  • Please give me feedback(comments/suggestions) about your experience in the class. Please be specific and honest as this will help make the class better for you and everyone else in the coming semester.
  1. What did you enjoy about class this marking period? Why? Please refer to specific activities, projects, workshops, etc.
  2. What didn't you enjoy and why? Please be specific.
  3. Do you feel you have changed in any way as a result of your participation in this class? If yes, how?
  4. Were there any activities/projects/topics that I didn't cover that you want us to cover?Which ones?
  5. What can I do to make the class better for you (aside from no homework J )? Please be specific.
  6. What advice can you give to your classmates to make their experience in this class more meaningful?
  7. Where are you doing community service? How many hours have you done so far? What have you learned or gained from volunteering?
  8. Fill in the blanks..."From class this marking period, one thing I will take is _______________ and one thing I will give is ________________."
Now, post your answers as a comment to our class blog.