Wednesday, August 31, 2016


For today's early work, define the following terms...

  • sexuality
  • hormones
  • sexually transmitted disease
  • abstinence
  • paternity
  • confidential adoption
  • open adoption

Monday, August 29, 2016

Memory Check...

Your turn:  Answer the following questions regarding previous class discussions:

  1. Why do we study child development?
  2. What are the four types of growth patterns? (hint: pies)
  3. Pick one pattern and describe it.
  4. Describe the difference between growth and development.

Links for today...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Why Study Human Development?

Today's reading assignment is on "Why We Study Human Development".  To access the article, click the link below.

Name the 5 reasons we study human development and briefly explain each.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh Where, Oh Where...

Have you considered where you'll go for college?  There are so many choices out there.  What will be the right choice for you?  It's not often an easy choice either since there are so many factors involved...

  • stay local or go away?
  • live on campus or off?
  • Part time or full-time?
  • Cost?
  • Scholarships?
  • etc..,  etc.., etc...
Your turn:  List colleges that you've been considering.  Next, list and prioritize what factors are most important to you.  Last, list any concerns you have. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Basic Needs of Children

For your early work today, list the categories for meeting a child's basic needs.  Give an example for each for an infant.

No Early Work Today

Today is a work day.  You will have an assignment to demonstrate your understanding of what we discussed and learned about this week.  The assignment is due at the end of the hour.

A Good Read...

The following are links to articles selected by students and thought of as a good way to review and extend class topics.

Interpersonal Relationships
  1. What Are the Benefits of Relationships in the Lives of Teens?
  2. Effective Communication  
  3. Introverts as Leaders in the Workplace     
Child Development
Advanced Child Development

Students are required to complete four article reviews per semester.  To find the article review instruction sheet, click here.

Have you come across a good article related to FACS classes?  Paste a link in the comments below and tell us why we should add it to the list.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bulletin Boards

Your turn:  Think about the best bulletin boards you remember from your elementary school days.  What made them special or cool?  Discuss and share ideas with your group.

This past week, we've been learning all we can about "Teaching as a Profession".  Today we will put our new knowledge to use and share the information with others in the form or a bulletin board.  These will be displayed around our school halls.  Consider how you will make yours unique, colorful, creative, and a decorative focus point.  For all of the specifics, click here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Teaching as a Profession

For your early work today, read about the teaching profession using the infograph found here.  Answer the questions on the worksheet .

***Remember to make a copy before answering.  Move your document to this week's assignment folder to turn it in.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Consider this...

It is often easy to overlook the affect that a teacher has on her students, their performance, and the class atmosphere.  Some teachers quickly put everyone at ease and encourage them to thrive.  Others make their students stressed and inadvertently cause them to shut down.  Why is it so?  Why does it seem that there are "good" teachers and "bad" teachers?  What makes the difference?

Your turn:  You've been around enough teachers to identify qualities that help and qualities that hurt.  Think about both.  Create two lists - one that describes positive teacher qualities and one that describes negative teacher qualities.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Why Teach?

So many professions to choose from... why teach? Ask a dozen people and you are likely to get at least a dozen different answers.  The choice is that of a personal one.  The choice is not really something to be taken lightly.  The choice should be very well thought out.

Personally I chose to teach for a couple of reasons.  When I first made the decision, it was about family.  I knew that it was the one career that would allow me maximum time with my family.  Another reason was that I wanted to make a difference and help people.  I liked the idea of sharing my own knowledge and experience.

Your turn:  Why are you thinking of becoming a teacher?  Is there a driving force behind your decision?  What do you see yourself doing everyday as a teacher?  

For more reasons why people teach, click here.

Education Professions II

Monday, August 1, 2016

Under Construction

Check back on the first day of school.  The class website will be up and running then.  For now, enjoy the rest of your Summer break.