Tuesday, June 6, 2017

thank you

As often as I say it, I feel like I don't say it enough:

Thank You.

Thank you for your effort, your insight, your willingness to risk and make mistakes and change your mind;

Thank you for your trust, for your sense of humor, for your curiosity;

Thank you for your time, for your attention, and

Most of all

Thank you for taking this learning trip with me this year.

I hope you feel like it was time well-spent.

Wishing you the best this summer and always,

Dr. Preston

no one said "have a great summer" like thoreau

Friday, June 2, 2017

june 2

This is it. 

1. Find your textbook and bring it to the library.
2. Turn in your paper.
3. Turn in your journal (if you haven't already).
4. Turn in your self-assessment.
5. Sign up with your menu item(s) for next week's two-hour final period.
6. Give your presentation if you're signed up today.
7. Post anything you want considered for your grade to your blog by 12:00 A.M. Sunday PDT.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

june 1: the penultimatum

Holy crap: it's June!

This is our second-to-last day.  Tomorrow, please bring:

  • Your completed research paper
  • Your journal (if it's not already in the room)
  • Your self-assessment (please do this tonight) which includes:
    • What you learned this semester/year in this course
    • How hard you worked
    • At least one great mistake you made and how it helped you
    • What you did well
    • What you still need to improve
    • What letter grade you believe you deserve
  • Your idea of what you would like to make for our final two-hour meeting next week 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

mla style sample

Request granted.  Check out the sample HERE.  Please comment with any questions.

may 31

You know who you are.

You know what to do.

After today's presentations we'll talk a little about MLA style.

The paper is due on Friday.

That's 48 hours.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

may 30

By now you know I won't be there today.  I just called into class and Ms. Anderson told me someone is already presenting.

Nice work: this is now officially a self-sustained learning community.  I am proud to be part of it.

Please take notes and curate the moment on your blogs.

And please turn in your journals.  I have a lot of reading to do this week.  If you completed a notebook already and you have it at home, please bring it with you tomorrow.