Good Day everyone! Please help the substitute today by working really hard on your work. I will post the current grades if possible.
UPLOAD your work to MYFUTUREHAWAII right NOW!
I will be out for two day, today and tomorrow.
Make sure all three essays are completed: College/Personal Statement, Career Comparison, and Lifestyle Essay.
Letters: you have the Cover Letter and Thank you letter that go together and then you have the Reference and Recommendation Letters.
There are 3 Interview assignments: Illegal Aspects, Interview Articles/Dos and Don't, and the Interview Background Questions
The form assignments are: test scores, checklist, high academic school plan, budget, personal goals,
Call me at 359-8464 or text me as I am home and can answer your call any time you send me a message.
Those of you that are all caught up and need service hours. Select one student in the class that is failing and I will give your credit hours if that person passes for the service learning log.
DO NOT forget to climb into the computer that has the performance evals and send them to yourself and to the class email.
Today and for the rest of the term, students will be self-directed learners. For today, all of you will complete your college essay or your scholarship essay. Once this is done, please check on your performance evaluations-make sure you have emailed them to yourself and to the class email. You will need to upload your performance evaluations onto Myfuturehawaii. You are also responsible for bringing in an award of some kind to be scanned and uploaded-if you award, you will need to write an essay describing an accomplishment you have completed that you did not think you could do.
Next is your service learning log. You were to complete eight hours of volunteer work throughout the term. The form for recording your work was given to you the second week of class so you should have it in your folder. Do not forget to transfer your personal goals onto the digital form and send it to me and yourself.
It is possible to complete this course with a full portfolio as long as you stay focused. Every assignment must be submitted to pass the course.
Today all students will be complex thinkers and ethical technology users. All students will be uploading their completed assignments based on the check off list provided to you in your folder. You are to begin uploading your work under the document tab located under my portfolio. This is the only location where you will get credit for your work completed in the course, so you must have all of your work in digital format and uploaded onto this site by the end of the term.
Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today all students will register onto the Myfuturehawaii.org. You are to complete the three quizzes pertaining to getting you know yourself. The rationale behind this lesson is to introduce you to a website that is designed to help you select the best career and college for YOU.
Please follow the directions given under the academic tab.
Today all students will be self-directed learners. Today we begin the last part of the course. You will be exploring college and career information using MyFutureHawaii website. This website is one that will travel with you over the next few years and will help you narrow down your college and career options based on what YOU want.
Technology: Yes, I know not everyone has a computer, so you will have to share. You can also use your phones to access this website. Everyone is to be on the website today. You were given your number last week to register, so please use that number. If you do not have the number, the sheets are in the notebook at my desk. Please do not remove them from my desk as this is the ONLY copy I have for all three periods.
You will be working under the college tab, so please go there for further directions.
Substitute: Thank you for covering for me today. I have a doctor appointment. The students in all of my classes are aware of the behavior they are to conduct while I am here and not here. The small room does tend to get a bit chatty--this is fine as long as they are working on their assignments. The main room actually stays very calm and quiet in all of the periods. Please encourage the students to get onto a computer to get today's work done. I have several students that use their phones for the assignments, this is fine as long as it is not games or texting that is going on. The site the students are accessing can be challenging if the internet is slow so please encourage them to be patient.
Fourth Period they will do attendance at the end of the period as some of the students thought it would be fun to leave class early. You are welcome to have them come up or you can take attendance yourself. The students know how to do this, so signing in is the easiest. They may only sign in for him or her self. Please take a list of students absent to A building for attendance. Thank you again.
Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today all students will complete college freshman requirements. This assignment requires the student to select a college of interest, and then determine what it takes to apply at this particular college. You will be completing the freshman requirements assignment under the academic tab.
Today all students will be self directed learners. All students will complete the lifestyle essay by writing a rough draft first and then write final on word or google drive. Make sure you share your work. The assignments for the week are the budget, budget worksheet, and lifestyle essay. We will have a reading exercise on Friday.
You are working under the personal tab today.
Today all students will be quality producers. Today all student will complete the Budget and Budget Worksheet. We begin working on our Lifestyle Essay today. Looking at your budget, you should have gotten a sneak peak at yourself. Where did you pick to live? In the country? Suburb? or right down town? Are you working? Did you pick a place that would be easy to get to for work or school? These are some of the questions you will need to figure out about yourself.
Please go to the personal tab for the directions for the llifestyle essay.
This week we will be completing the Budget and Lifestyle Essay. The rationale behind working on these two assignments: As a responsible, self-sufficient individual, you will be in charge of how you spend your funds, and where you will live and work. We have looked at careers that fit your personality, now we will be looking at places to live, the costs involved in being on your own, and what makes you happy.
You will be given a budget form to fill out as a pre-assessment of what you feel a reasonable budget consists of. Then you will go online and determine what the actual costs of a place to live, groceries, utilities, life insurance, clothes, vacations, and transportation actually cost.
The final budget is set at $2000 with taxes set at 25% (this is low, it can be as high as 33%) or $500. Calculate your rent first, then utilities (phone, electricity, cable, water, sewer), your savings and insurance next, then food, complete the rest of the budget items. YOU may NOT go over $2000! Even one dollar is not okay. For this assignment you are on your own, not living with family or friends. Pick your residence close to work/college. You will not have a vehicle as the costs are too high, so take a bus or get a bike.
The assignment is under the personal tab and the document is in the ADV FORM
Aloha Friday! Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today all students will complete the program of study/pathway. This assignment helps the student decide where their interest are regarding a career. The two course classes introduce them to a field of interest. These courses can go down on a resume as specialization, so choose them wisely. We are under the career tab for the pathway.
Today all students will be effective communicators. Today all students will determine what business they would run if they had the opportunity.
As you can see we have moved our classroom from a lecture style teacher owned to a new format that matches the type of buildings one would see on a college campus: study areas, computer lab, lecture hall, and last of all businesses.
For your final in the career unit, you must design a mini website for your business, interview 5 people as helpers (you will select one to two people to work with you). You may use their personality results to help you select they type of worker you need, or other methods during the interview process. As a class today we will hammer out the details for your business. We have 17 days left in the term and you will be given a day to show your work. We will start this on Monday, so be ready.
More details coming tomorrow.
Today all students will be effective communicators. Today all students will write a letter of reference for a close associate. You are writing a letter stating you would hire this person for the job. We will be working under the career tab. This is the last assignment for the career section.
The assignments for this week are: interview articles, interview questions, and reference letter, Plus you entire portfolio so far. Still working on grades-1st period and 4th are caught up, 3rd period I am working on all of you.
We are under the career tab.
Today all students will be quality producers. You have two assignments to complete: interview background questions and interview article (into & closure). We are going to be shifting to less all class direct instruction to mini lessons throughout the class period. Stay tuned for more information.
We are working under the career tab.
Today all students will be self-directed learner.
Today you have a journal write. Please answer the following prompt:
For the year 2014-2015, convince the principal, Ms. Takamori to reinforce school shirts or not. You are to use the highest level of professionalism you possess. Please spell check your work and email the letter to the principal. The address is on the board
You also have a checklist for all work that you have completed. You are to fill this out completely. Every assignment must be completed before you can check it off. Bring check off list to Ms. Gallagher for grade update on Webgrader.
All students will be ethical technology users. Today you will be discussing the use of transcripts, reason for GPA, and how to change your grades. The two forms you must fill out are the Test Scores and Checklist. These forms are on your desktop (not online).
We are working under the career tab.
Today all students will be quality producers and ethical technology users. Today we will begin the first of three interview assignments. The first interview assignment is the illegal aspects of an interview. This assignment is probably one of the most historical events that has taken place since our nation's independence. The right to be able to obtain a job, create a company and hire employees, has been a hard fight for many people. We will look a little closer today at the rights that have been put into place to protect the individuals in the United States under our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We are working under the career tab today.
No journal write for the day- all journal writes have been moved to Friday for the time being.
Today all students will be quality producers. Today we begin the three interview assignments. When you are invited to an interview, you do have rights. You must know the rights that are yours so your rights do no get violated when you interview for a job.
We will be completing the illegal aspects of an interview today. This assignment is based on the civil rights movement of the 1960's. We will complete four different questions related to the fight for rights and what is included in your rights.
Working under the career tab.
Journal write 5 is listening. You will discuss with your table how listen has changed over the past 100 years and what it looks like now as opposed to back then. Your task is to read and write a paragraph. Prompt: If you were deaf would you be accused of not listening or not hearing? Why?
Remember this is a reading assignment. So read the whole thing.
Today all students will be quality producers. Today all students will complete a goal assignment. We will be moving into the interview process tomorrow, and one of the primary questions asked of an applicant is: What are your plans or goals? We will look at short term goals, career goals, personal goals, and late in life goals. Using the form in the Advanced Guidance folder on the desktop, you will create 4 goals: 2 week goal, end of school year goal (for the summer), end of high school goal, a goal for when you are 70 years of age. Please follow the directions carefully.
You will be working under the personal tab for this assignment.
Today all students will be self-directed learners. Today is a free work day for all students. Please work on your week for this week: cover letter, thank you letter, job application, resume, and journal write.
Journal Write #4: Two paragraphs, the first a comparison between two Zimbio personality tests, and the second one a comparison between your Jung 4-letter test and the Big 5 personality test
Today all students will be complex thinkers. Today all students will complete the job application online and hard copy. Third period will complete the cover letter and thank you letter. Please have your resume, cover letter, thank you letter, and job application open so I can quickly check to see if they are done. Fast way to do a grade check as progress reports are due tomorrow. You must have your career comparison essay completed as well.
We fast approaching the half way point in the course so make sure you have all of your work done.
Journal Write: Go to the Big 5 website http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/ and take the personality test. Your final paragraph will be a full paragraph with a HOOK- almost all of you did not put a hook on your school wide write and many of you did not orient your reader, you just jumped in and started discussing the information without telling the reader what the essay was going to be about.
Today all students will be complex thinkers. Today first period will complete school-wide writing. Third period will complete cover letter and compose the thank you letter. Fourth period will complete a job application (hard copy and digital copy.
All classes are doing something different today, so please pay attention to details in news.
1st period: Journal write concepts (read the article 3 times. YES, Three times). Next read the directions and then on your rough draft paper, separate each section of the directions into sentence (direction) 1, 2, 3 as in:
1) State your claim (hook) One way schools could address drug issue.
2) Use multiple pieces of data from sources
3) logical warrants supporting claim
4) counter-claim-refute claim
5) thesis sentence last sentence in the first paragraph
6) Leave the reader with one major final thought about your solution
3rd period: We will be completing the cover letter and composing a thank you letter today. We are working under the career tab.
4th period: You will be filling out a job application today. Make sure your resume and cover letter are complete as you will be attaching them to the application when requested. Each business is independent of other businesses, so some will ask for the resume and cover letter, others will not.
You will also be sending your cover letter and resume to the manager of your business. Look for their email so you can email them.
Do not forget to put a disclaimer at the bottom if you want the manager to know this is an assignment and you are only asking for feedback, not a position at this time:
Disclaimer: The cover letter and resume are part of a course assignment. If time permits, I am asking for feedback on both of these documents so when it does become time for me to seek a career, my documents represent what is expected from the business arena. Thank you in advance for reading and helping me.
Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today first and third period will compose a cover letter and fourth period will compose a thank you letter. All students will complete yesterday's personality test and today's test. You will need to complete two paragraphs for your journal write, one for the Game of Thrones and then pick one other test on http://www.zimbio.com/quiz to complete. Remember, that even if we do not have time to do in class, your journal writes are still due. Prompt for this week's journal writes: Out of the two tests, choose one to convince the reader to take. HOOK HOOK HOOK please remember to use a HOOK for both paragraphs!!
We are under the career tab today. For those of you in fourth period, do not forget to get your General Manager's name, and your permanent address, finish your objective sentence. Our goal is to write the cover letter and get as many keywords in it as possible. Remember we are beating the computer with the cover letter and the resume so you will need to have at least 20 words to accomplish this.
AND...we are off and climbing... to a better life and to achieve our goals!
Today all students will be complex thinkers. Today all students will complete resume and begin working on the cover letter. Just for fun today, I wanted to have you take a personality test: http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/hpbWxCCmzMR/Game+Thrones+Character. I took this test and it only took about 2-3 minutes. I was really shocked at how on the spot it was for me.
Please use this as your Journal Write 4. We will be taking random tests like these this week and at the end of the week, your final paragraph will be your opinion on all of these silly personality tests. If you have taken one and would like to share it with the class, please put it up on the board or email it to me so I can post it here. Write your hook, three lines that support your attitude towards the results of the test and how well it matched you. Make sure to take ONLY one direct sentence from the test results for a citation. Your citation should look like this:
Zimbio (2014) defines the character Tyrion as, "You wear your sarcasm and wit like a shield, one craft by the love of words and cynicism" (para. 1).
Zimbio. (2014). Which Game of Thrones Character Are You? Retrieved from http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/hpbWxCCmzMR/Game+Thrones+Character
For this week and for the rest of the term, you will be required to write one citation in your post. For now, we will use direct quotation versus paraphrasing ( using your words to express someone else's thoughts).
We are working on the cover letter, thank you letter, finishing the resume and then doing a job application this week. Lots to do, so please read ahead so you know what each assignment is and how to do it. Again, you are welcome to write ueing Google Drive (share your work when finished) or Word (email when completed). For Monday Journal Write, you will write a hook, three sentences supporting your character profile (one direct quote
Today all students will be self-directed learners. Today all students will turn in all assignments for this week and the past weeks.
So far for this term, these are the assignments you must have completed for this course:
Do you have computer at home
All of the papers for the past three weeks
Journal Write One
Journal Write Two
Personality tests to get a job
Jung Personality Test
Personality information sheet
Create a chart for four careers
Compare two careers from chart
Create objective/gather information
Scannable resume from Purdue University
Journal Write 3
Essay about what schools can to change these reasons for losing a job (one idea, 4 paragraphs)
Please make sure you have all of these done. The Journal Write three is an impromptu essay that I want you to work on today, after you have completed all of the work above. I will be collecting these essays at the end of the period, so do not put them in your folder. You may write them on the computer or write them on pencil/paper. I will be using these for data gather for advanced guidance, so make sure you use proper grammar (capitalize, spell correct, punctuation).
GRADE CHECK TODAY FOR THOSE THAT DID NOT GET IT LAST TIME AND THEN WILL MOVE TO THOSE THAT I DID CHECK-LOTS OF YOU SO PLEASE MOVE VERY QUICKLY WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN.
ALL of you are doing a fantastic job in this course, so please continue giving this course your best work.
Have a great weekend!
Today all students will be quality producers. Today all students will develop an objective sentence for their resume,and then write their resume.
Ahhhh Life got in the way...we will pick up on Friday-lost two days this week!
Today all students will be complex thinkers. Today you will gather information about the business you have selected. Rationale for what appears to be busy work: When on selects a business where they want to go to work, you must do your homework. This homework includes learning everything possible about the business, composing a resume, cover letter, questions you think they will ask you during an interview, and a thank you letter for the interview. All of the above mentioned assignments will be based off of the information you gather today.
We will be working under the career tab today.
Journal Write: Read the article FIRST all the way through. You will have 5-10 minutes to do this. With the group at your table, discuss what two reasons you are going to use to write your essay. The prompt for the essay:
What two reasons for losing a job do teachers focus on the least, and how can this be fixed?
Your writing today is only the first paragraph of your essay.
1) Line one: HOOK- grab your reader's attention!
2) Line two: Tell the reader the author's name, and the name of the article you will be using for this argument.
3) Line Three: Tell the reader the two reasons you will be discussing
4) Line 4: Tell the reader your thesis statement
Resume Worksheet: Create a word or Google doc- Label it last name, Resume Worksheet (if you are using word, make sure you save it on desktop and then send it to yourself so it does not get lost. You will be sharing this document when you are done gathering your information and finish writing the objective with the keywords you have found.
Resume: If we have time, you will begin reading the article on the resume provided today and then compose a hardcopy of your resume, then a digital copy.
Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today all students will begin the groundwork for a resume. We will be discussing the Application Tracking System. For job seekers of today, understanding how technology plays a part in the process of getting an interview may be the deciding point in you getting a job. You will be looking for a play to apply for a job. As I mentioned at the beginning of the term, most, if not all, of the assignments you must complete in this course do not fall in the "busy work" category. We will be working under the career tab, completing the resume worksheet, and then write a resume the following day.
Journal write will begin tomorrow- the article is about the reason behind losing a job. For this week you will be writing a brief essay (3 paragraphs).
Today all students will be self-directed learners. Today is your "free" day to get all of your assignments completed for the week. We have created a career chart using your personality profile, written a personality profile worksheet for your interest essay (coming up), and you are writing a career comparison essay (ACA) that takes two careers from your career chart, and compares them to determine which career would best fit your needs. Along with this you have read a journal write about personality tests. For the Journal Write 2 this week, you should have two complete sentences and one writing that includes a hook and conclusion. REMEMBER that the main idea of the journal write is to READ the article. You are looking to see how much your brain can do with a piece of information without too much prodding on your conscious level. Your first writing should have been surface level (basic idea), your second writing your should have been able to zero in on a specific concept that really strikes you as right or wrong, and your third writing should be OUTSIDE of the Box thinking. If we use the personality test, where does it stop? What else can or are employers using to screen new hirers? Is this ethical, logical, or even legal?
You have a sub today, SO, be nice. Stay on task, complete your work, and have a fantastic weekend. Remember that your rough draft must be checked before you turn in your final copy. Have the sub check for all content on outline, thesis statement, and hook.
Grades: I will try to get online and post grades for anything that has been digitally sent to me (personality profile, career chart, rough draft for career essay, journal writes). I will see you all on Tuesday. Have a great weekend, and thank you for a fantastic week! Really enjoy each of you. (Third period, I have your headphones, will get them back to you on Tuesday:)
Please text me or call me if you have any questions: 808-359-8464
Today all students will self directed learners. Today you have three tasks to complete: please finish your interest essay worksheet (personality information), your career chart/report, and write your rough draft for the career essay.
We covered the directions for the career essay yesterday, if you have any questions, please ask me.
I went through some folders yesterday, and was a bit disappointed with the results I am seeing. Most of you did not have the personality sheet filled out after three days of class time (over 250 minutes) and a great majority of you did not do the career chart/report that takes about 15-20 minutes at the most to complete. Your journal writes almost all begin with " I dis/agree with the article..." what kind of a hook is this? Not sure how to get the point across that this writing is mandated by the State and that you are to write a HOOK, not a bla, bla, bla line. It should not be necessary for me to check your writing every single day to make sure you are writing an ARGUMENT. I understand that I am asking you to THINK outside of the box-that is the purpose of the writing part of the journal writes. Please do not be lazy when it comes to this as this exercise is as important, if not more important, than anything else we are doing in the course, especially if you have plans in the future to go to higher education.
For the career essay, please make sure you are citing your resources: (Name of author, year published, if direct quote-page number or paragraph number) (Humanmetrics, 2014, para. 5). Make sure you put the hyerlink down on your References page: Humanmetrics, (2014). Portrait of INTJ. Retrieved from http://www.personalitypage.com/INTJ.html
Today all students will be complex thinkers. Today all students will begin working on the career comparison essay. This essay is a comparison and an argumentative essay in one. You will be using the information you gathered on the career worksheet. You will pick two careers off of your career comparison chart to write the essay. The rationale for writing this essay. Often times we just look at the wages or benefits but there are other factors to address when looking at a career where you will spend most of your waking hours. Money is not everything, looking at the environment where you will work, the hours you must work, the technology you will be using and the basic skills you must have to be success all make the career a better fit for your personality and lifestyle.
Please do your journal write: Hook and Conclusion today-only.
We are working under the career tab.
Today all students will be community contributors and ethical technology users. Today we will continue with the work from yesterday. You will complete the career comparison chart and report plus the interest essay worksheet on your personality profile. Those that were on the computers yesterday will be at the tables today, those at the tables will be on the computers.
Those of you that were on the computers yesterday, please make sure you copy the report part of the assignment from the career tab. It will match the hard copy you have. You must share your completed report and formated chart to me to get credit for the assignment. Those of you having to use word, attach the document in an email and send it to me.
Journal Write-yesterday we did not have enough time in all three classes, so for today you will write your paragraph that was due yesterday. Please make sure you READ the article first all the way through before you write anything. You will begin this journal write on a new piece of paper labeled Journal Write 2, make sure you have your name and date on the paper. I am finding stray papers on the floor so make sure all of your papers get hole-punched and are put in the folder.
Today all students will community contributors and ethical technology users. We have two tasks to accomplish today: Regroup according the Humanmetrics results and complete a career comparison chart. We are going to work as Jung personality groups for the week- that means that all executives will work at one table and all givers at another, and so on. You will be using the personality results to build your career comparison chart.
To begin with, you will begin your second journal write on a new sheet of paper-label it Journal Write # 2- date your work. You will write a hook for the article, AFTER you read the whole article. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the WHOLE article today. Remember we are working on reading and then writing.
Next, you will be splitting into two groups- Half your group will be working on the career chart, and the other half will be finding all of the people in each personality group. How to do this: Pick one person from your table that is not on the computer to go to the board and write down their four letters and your name under the four letters. If your letters are already up there, put your name under that personality type. We will take turns going up to the board and putting your results up there until everyone in the class has their name on the board.
I will be giving instruction to those on the computer for the career chart, so please be quiet today as chatting will distract those on the computers. Once the people on the computer have finished their chart, then they will switch places with those at the tables.The career comparison chart and report is both digital and hardcopy, so make sure you get both done.
I have hard copies for all personality types, so one your name is on the board, then you will get together with those that have the same type as you, and begin discussing the traits and characteristics of your type. The goal is to get through every paragraph so you know your personality type for the essay you have to write about yourself and personality tests. Fill out the form provided in the notebook for the personality summary.
Today all students will be self-directed learners. Today we will discuss the service learning log, students will finish the journal write for this week, and while you are working on your personality profile, I will be doing a grade check for all students.
The grade check is a one-on-one check, so each of you must make sure you have all of the work for this week completed: email (hello), personality profile, journal write, and folder setup.
Fridays are work days for you, so I will conduct little if any instructions.
Today all students will be ethical technology users. Today all students will be completing a personality test (profile). We will be using this assignment for several other assignments so it is extremely important that you listen to the directions and follow along carefully.
You will select the person that you want to be on the computer (you may have three of you at most from each group. Go to the personal tab to complete this assignment and PLEASE wait for me.
First order of business is your journal write. READ the article all the way through and pick a different argument for today. You will agree with the author. ONE sentence only today--your hook.
Today all students will be eithical technology users.
1) Today all students will be creating a gmail to use for the course. Once you have the email set up, you will send me a note answering two questions:
Do you have a computer at home and internet?
How fast and how good are you on the computer on a scale from 1 to 5, five being the best and 1 being the worst?
You will all be using the same email to send my your work:
In the address type in the email above
In the subject line type in your last name, and Hello
2) Each student will also be creating a folder to for their hard copy portfolio.
3) And last you will be creating a dropbox as a back up for the school. At the end of the year you will be uploading this file into the myfuturehawaii, but for now we will not be using the dropbox right away.
For the groups:
You will create a notebook for each group; the notebook will remain on the table top for all to use. As a group you will be responsible for putting each assignment in the folder with whatever notes you took for the day. this will be used for those that may be absent or not feeling well on the day the lesson was given.
Each group will decide who will be the group leader to make sure everyone is doing their job.
You will need two people that will be working on the computer during lesson deliver time (the rest of you will be doing the work on paper/pencil.
You will need a designated note taker that will take down the lesson on paper to be put in the note book
Today is a short day so please make sure you get the three items done. You may decorate your folder any way you would like as long as it is appropriate for school (not signs or negative/naughty words). These folders will remain in the classroom so they do not get lost--please do not take them home because if they get lost you will have to do the work all over again (no fun).
Welcome! Today we will be going over the syllabus, introducing yourself to the rules and regulations in the class, and saying hello to everyone. You will be dividing into groups that you will be working in for the first few weeks. Please make sure you are happy with the combination in your group. I may switch things up if I see a group is not getting work completed.