Wednesday, January 17th

posted by Martin Gabel   [ updated ]

AVID Club:
  • Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 starting next week (1/25)
    • Attendance is mandatory (not every week)
College Presentations (Sign-up is tomorrow)

Grades? AVID expectations

Reflection Party: Monday, January 22nd (Guacamole contest!)
  • Guacamole contestants:
    • Emily
    • Makenna
  • Bring in salsa:
    • Jersey
  • Bring in chips:
    • Chris
    • Amelia M
  • Bring in little plates:
    • Jake Bartalone
  • Bring in 2 liters of soda:
    • Faith - Coca Cola
  • Bring in napkins:
    • Aubrey
    • Tyler
  • Cups
    • Kimberly
    • Colton
Quickwrite: What is AVID?

  • Help each other!
  • Do not just hang out! Help!
  • Understanding before completion

Friday, January 12th

posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:32 AM by Martin Gabel

What did you learn this week?
  • Learning log - google classroom.
Informal planner/binder check

20 min work time for the college project.

Work time: You have a lot of social studies.

Wednesday, January 10th

posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:16 AM by Martin Gabel   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

How many different ways can you use a paper clip?

Topic/Objective: The industrial school model

EQ: What is the purpose of school and how does its structure impact its function?

  1.  Watch the video - take notes (right side)
  2.  (Partner 1) Compare and contrast notes - add items to your notes based on your partners. (Initial)
  3. (Partner 2) Repeat (Initial)
  4. (Partner 3) Switch notes - Annotate and chunk your partner's notes (Initial)
  5. (Partner 4) Switch notes - Write left-hand column questions for the chunks (Initial)
  6. Write a summary of your notes
Work Time:
  • Questions about the college project?

Tuesday, January 9

posted Jan 9, 2018, 9:16 AM by Martin Gabel

  • Introduce the college research project

Work Time!

How are you doing with:
  • Grades?
  • Missing Work?
  • Organization?
  • Motivation?
  • Collaboration?

Monday, January 8th

posted Jan 8, 2018, 8:02 AM by Martin Gabel

Monday Work Day

No formal documents to fill or assignments to complete for AVID.

  • Check your grades - 
    • Any missing assignments?
    • Opportunity for extra work?
  • Set up your planner for the week:
    • Social Studies - Industrialism mini-inquiry due Wednesday
    • Science?
    • Math?
    • LA?
  • Science organization assessment
  • Math - K papers?
Work on social studies

Thursday, December 14th

posted Dec 14, 2017, 8:16 AM by Martin Gabel

  • Gabel's H.H. Holmes presentation.
  • Listen to "Lore"
  • As a class, put together a plan to establish an approach to help with science and math.
  • What should Wednesday's look like?
  • How are you going to keep everyone engaged? Focused? 
  • How are you going to hold each other accountable?
  • Talk too much? Not enough? Doing their own thing? Not doing anything? Organization?
  • How will we know if it works?

Wednesday, November 29th

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:41 PM by Martin Gabel

Collaboration and the TRF

1. Complete the feedback google form for rubric criteria for our IRP.
2. Individually complete a "TAG" to guide TRF focus
3. Collaboration:
  • Work in groups to resolve a logic puzzle
  • Reflect on the collaboration process
4. Get in groups based on "TAG" feedback.
5. Complete the "Subject Focus" exercise.
6. Collectively, work on a TRF based on the subject focus.

Tuesday, November 28th

posted Nov 28, 2017, 8:32 AM by Martin Gabel

Seating Groups - Yes, we need groups! We need to be more productive.

  • Brainstorm:
    • Take out a piece of paper.
    • Why do people move?
  • Practice a TRF - Digital
    • Go to classroom
    • Copy
    • Rename
    • Move to folder
    • Work on the TRF as a class
  • Work Time:
    • Independent Research Project
      • How are you going to present your learning?
      • What do you need?
      • Rubric?
        • Complete the google form emailed to you.

Monday, November 27th

posted Nov 27, 2017, 8:49 AM by Martin Gabel

Welcome Back!

Seating Chart:
  • Three/four to a table
  • Cannot have all boys or girls
  • What is going on?
  • How can we find out?
Rules for work days:
  • Quiet
  • How do you use your time to stay ahead compared to falling behind (catching up)?
Week's Requirements:
  • Individual Research Project? FOllow the dates? Ready to present?
  • 3 Cornell Notes
  • TRF due Thursday (Wait until Wednesday to start)


Thursday, November 16th

posted Nov 16, 2017, 8:40 AM by Martin Gabel

Study Groups:

Help each other! You have a lot of assessments.  Develop groups to truly study!

  • Science
  • Math
  • Social Studies

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