GET YOUR EULOGY VALUES IN!
Quote of the Day:
Paris Review: "What, do you think, increases with knowledge?"
James Baldwin: "You learn how little you know."
Word of the Day:
bullion - n.
1. a mass of precious metal
2. gold or silver in bars or ingots
NO STARTER TODAY
WATCH & WRITE:
We've been doing a Daily Practice for a month now. 30 days in which you've had half of an hour to hone a skill, to practice something that you've always wanted to get good at. Be thinking about your Daily Practice as you listen to Sarah Lewis discuss the merits of the "near win".
Please answer the following questions in a Google Doc that you'll turn into Google Classroom by DAILY PRACTICE time. Make sure that your document utilizes MLA formatting (Your name, my name, class, date in the top left hand corner), and please title your Google Doc with S(number)YourNameAssignment. The title for the assignment should be Near Win Reflection Questions. Thank you.
Sarah Lewis/Daily Practice Reflection Questions:
1. Lewis says, "Completion is a goal, but we hope it is never the end." What is completion? When do you know that an assignment is complete? What, to your thinking, constitutes beautiful work? Will your current definition of beautiful work serve you well in a career capacity? In the goings on of your life?
2. This class has largely eschewed rubrics and overtly specific metrics of completion. How have you handled that ambiguity? What has your attitude been toward assignments without the carrot/feedback of a grade?
2. "The pursuit of mastery is an ever-onward almost." Is this true of your Daily Practice? In what ways have you been "ever-onward"? Does your Daily Practice emphasize the "ever-onward almost" or a completion? What do you suppose my goal for you is in assigning you a Daily Practice? Why do you suppose I'd have the goal I have?
3. "We thrive not when we've done it all, but when we still have more to do?" What is an area of your life where you are increasingly aware of how little you know and about how much more there is to do? What is Lewis' definition of mastery? In what skills or arenas in life are you hoping to attain mastery?
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1. What are the "fringe benefits of failure"?
2. How does Rowling's work with Amnesty International inform and influence her Harry Potter stories? (HINT: Consider the moral themes of the Potter stories...)
Quarter Conferences will continue during WATCH & WRITE time.