Class & Homework 2012-2013

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My idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.

                                --Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

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May 27~31

posted May 26, 2013, 8:14 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 29, 2013, 8:15 AM ]

M: No School
T: Sp/E 
W: E/Sp 
R: Sp/E 
F: Sp/E 

MON:  NO SCHOOL 

TUE: Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment G >> DUE Thursday.  You should read this long assignment over two nights.  Read the Final Exam instructions if you wish before tomorrow's class. 

WED:  Final Exam instructions and your questions.   Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment G >> DUE Tomorrow.

THU:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment H  >> DUE Tomorrow.   Final Exam instructions

FRI:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Work on the Final Exam.   Final Exam instructions

May 20~24

posted May 19, 2013, 6:52 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 22, 2013, 3:30 AM ]

M: SS/Sp 
T: Sp/E/E 
W: E/E/Sp 
R: GBS Honors & Awards: Class for GBN students at GBN
F: GBN Honors & Awards: Class for GBS students at GBS (Emerald City)

YOUR SHORT STORY FINAL DRAFT IS DUE THURSDAY.

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS, ESPECIALLY THOSE REGARDING NEW AND REVISED MATERIAL.


MON: No English Class.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment C >> DUE tomorrow. 

TUE: Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment D >> DUE Thursday.  You should read this long assignment over two nights.

WED: Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment D >> DUE Tomorrow.

THU: Class for GBN students only.  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignments E & F  >> DUE Tuesday.

FRI:  Class for GBS students only.  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignments E & F  >> DUE Tuesday.

May 13~17

posted May 12, 2013, 5:22 AM by John Allen

M: SS/E 
T: Sp/SS
W: E/SS
R: AP TEST
F: Sp/SS

MON:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment B >> DUE Wednesday. 

TUE: No English class.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment B >> DUE Wednesday. 

WED:  Discuss The White Tiger. Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment C >> DUE Monday.

THU: No English class.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment C>> DUE Monday.

FRI:  No English class.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment C >> DUE Monday.

May 6~10

posted May 5, 2013, 4:37 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 8, 2013, 7:28 AM ]

M: Sp/SS 
T: E/Sp
W: E/SS 
R: SS/Sp 
F: E/Sp

MON:  No English class.  Homework: None. 

TUE: Discuss Modernism and Postmodernism. Homework:  Work on the final draft of your short story. Understandably, it is tempting to use this time for work in other classes, but resist that temptation.  I will be looking for significant revision and improvement in your stories, something that cannot be achieved the night before it is due (May 23).  

WED: Theater of the Absurd with scenes from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead  Homework:  Work on the final draft of your short story. Understandably, it is tempting to use this time for work in other classes, but resist that temptation.  I will be looking for significant revision and improvement in your stories, something that cannot be achieved the night before it is due (May 23).  

THU: No English class.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment A.  Due Monday.  

FRI:  TBA.  Homework: Blog 7: use the "Blogging Around" prompt (review the directions!) >> DUE Tuesday by class time.

April 29~May 3

posted Apr 25, 2013, 6:22 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 6:40 AM ]

M: E/E/Sp 
T: E/SS 
W: Sp/SS 
R: E/Sp/Sp 
F: SS/E

MON: View and discuss The Matrix (Room A204).   Homework: Study for the Jane Eyre II Vocab TEST.  Make sure you review Jane Eyre I words.

TUE: View and discuss The Matrix (Room A204). Homework:  Read "The Matrix Possibility" and "The Matrix Simulation and the Postmodern Age" (handout) >> DUE Friday.  DOWNLOAD THE ESSAYS HERE.

WED: No English class.  Homework: Blog 6: Use the "Dialectics" prompt to discuss The Matrixmake sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE Monday by class time.

THU: Jane Eyre II Vocab TEST. Discuss The Matrix.  Homework: Read "The Matrix Possibility" and "The Matrix Simulation and the Postmodern Age" >> DUE Friday.

FRI:  Discuss The Matrix Homework: Finish Blog 6 >> DUE Monday by class time.

April 22~26

posted Apr 21, 2013, 6:19 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 6:41 AM ]

M: E/Sp/SS

T: PSAE No school

W: PSAE Short day: not enough time for Academy

R: SS(-8:50) /E

F: SS(-8:50) /Sp


MON: Discuss Jane Eyre, the mashup, and what's to come the rest of the quarter.   Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 24 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

TUE: No School.  Homework:  Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 24 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

WED: No Academy.  Homework: Blog 5: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss your work on the mashup assignment: make sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE by 10 p.m. CST Friday.

THU: Discuss Modernism & Postmodernism.   Homework: Blog 5: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss your work on the mashup assignment: make sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE by by 10 p.m. CST Friday.

FRI:  No English class.  Homework: None.  Take the weekend off and get some rest!  No complaining on Monday...

April 15~19

posted Apr 14, 2013, 5:49 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 14, 2013, 5:50 AM ]

M: E/Sp

T: E/SS

W: Sp/SS

R: Sp/E

F: SS/E


MON: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment P >> DUE Thursday.  Read the instructions for the Jane Eyre Mashup.  Make sure you read the assignment specific instructions, too.  >> DUE tomorrow.

TUE: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Meet with Mashup partners (if applicable).  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment P >> DUE Thursday.

WED: No English class.  Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 24 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

THU: View Men with Guns.  Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 24 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

FRI:  Discuss Men with Guns.  Short meeting with Mashup partners (if applicable).  Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 24 by 9:00 p.m. CST.



April 8~12

posted Apr 7, 2013, 5:52 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 5:28 AM ]

M: SS/E

T: Sp/SS

W: E/Sp LATE ARRIVAL

R: SS/E

F: SS/Sp


MON: Discuss Jane Eyre.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment L >> DUE tomorrow

TUE: No English class.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment M >> DUE tomorrow

WED: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment N >> DUE tomorrow

THU: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment O (28 pages) >> DUE Monday

FRI: No English class.     Homework: Finish reading Jane Eyre assignment O >> DUE Monday


April 1~5

posted Mar 31, 2013, 5:37 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 1, 2013, 6:01 AM ]

M: SS/Sp/E

T: E/Sp
W: E/SS
R: Sp/SS
F: Sp/E

MON: Introduction to 4th quarter.  Discuss Jane Eyre.  Test instructions.  Short Story: Final Revision Instructions Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment I >> DUE tomorrow.  Test instructions.

TUE: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Review Jane Eyre for the test.  Test instructions.

WED: Jane Eyre TEST.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment J >> DUE tomorrow

THU: No English class.   Homework: Jane Eyre vocabulary list II (see downloads) >> DUE tomorrow

FRI: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment K >> DUE Monday

Mar 18~22

posted Mar 17, 2013, 5:33 AM by John Allen   [ updated Mar 20, 2013, 7:40 AM ]

M: SS/Sp
T:  E/Sp
W: GBN all day workshop / GBS students meet at GBS
R:  SS/E
F:  SS/E/Sp

MON: No English class.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment F >> DUE tomorrow.

TUE:  Discuss Jane Eyre.   Homework: Blog 4: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss the writing of your short story >> DUE Friday by class time, (NOT 11:59 p.m.)

WED: No English class.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment G >> DUE tomorrow

THU: Discuss Jane Eyre. Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment H >> DUE tomorrow.

FRI: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: None.  Spring break!

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