Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Me and My Shadow" by Frank Sinatra; "Moonshadow" by Cat Stevens; "Jumpin' at Shadows" by Fleetwood Mac & Peter Green]

Yesterday was a transformative learning experience. I emailed a lesson plan for the sub-- I should've just posted it to the blog-- and, predictably, things went awry. Fortunately, in the most important regard they didn't lose the name of action (get it?). Students in all four periods found ways to collaborate and further their understanding of Plato's ideas. What did you learn yesterday about the "Allegory of the Cave"? What did you learn yesterday about how networks learn together offline?

1. Journal
2. Discussion of "The Allegory of the Cave"
3. Connections: online search
4. Collaborative working groups

1. Prepare for vocab quiz & quiz on "Allegory of the Cave"
2. Consider which collaborative working group you want to join, follow and/or create
3. Refine your "Big Question" and make sure your partner's is posted


  1. Just to clarify, the literature analysis is due tomorrow, correct? It's not posted to the homework for today, but you mentioned it in class so I thought I would ask once more.

  2. it is due monday. i guess dr. preston told 3rd period to tell us that because he did not post a date on blog when he mentioned it.

  3. Max is right-- if you have it done, great, but I won't consider it late until Monday PM.