Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wanna be a Parent?

We are continuing our project today.  Research the costs for clothes, furniture, and baby gear.

We will also have volunteers call the daycare centers today.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Score your stress

Today we will be reading about positive attitudes, stress, anxiety, and depression.  To start, complete the "Score Your Stress" self-assessment for early work.  Hold for discussion.

Your work for today will be to read pages 72 - 82 with your small group.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Turn and talk...

For today's early work,  have a conversation with your group.  Include the following:

What are the developmental tasks of teenagers? Why are they important?

Name at least 8 environmental influences in your life?  How did they influence you?  What has been your best influence?  What has been your worst?

Don't forget to ask each other questions.  SO,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Personality and Character....

"Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it." ~John Lubbock

Today we will take a personality and character self assessment.

Click HERE for survey.

Parenting Styles

These pictures represent two parenting styles.  The picture on the left represents an authoritarian style.  The other picture represents a permissive style.  Think about both styles.  In what ways do they compare?  In what ways are they different?  When might someone use each of these styles?  Likely, your parent has used both of these styles with you before.  It's the old saying different times call for different measures.

Your turn:  Think about a time that your parent used both of these styles with you.  Write a short paragraph describing each time and why you think they chose the style they chose.

Bonus: source the name of the third style by looking it up in our text.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Early National Period

Early work discussion:

  1. How would you describe the ENP in terms of what was going on in our country?  
  2. New jobs or roles emerged in our country during this time, what were they?
  3. How do you think education changed during this time period from the colonial days?
  4. What themes or characteristics could you apply to the Early National Period?

Additional Resource for Early National Period:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The History of American Education Continued...

Early Work - Answer the following questions about The History of American Education:Colonial period.

  1. What are the dates of the colonial period?
  2. What type of school resembled our current daycare setting?
  3. What was the main reason for having school?
  4. What act said the by learning to read the bible, you would prevent Satan from stealing your soul?
  5. What was the name of the "book" that most children had?
  6. Name 5 subjects taught to girls in school during the colonial period.
  7. When men were done with school, they would learn a trade by watching someone else.  What is this called?
  8. Name three rules that teachers must follow or lose their jobs.
  9. True or false?  Only girls went to dame schools.
  10. What major historical event do we use to mark the end of the colonial period?

Today, we will move into The Early National Period and The Common School Period.  We will be utilizing the following resources.

Early work and other stuff...

Today's early work is as follows:

  • On a sheet of paper, tell about the following
    • Your name
    • what you like and dislike
    • what you do in your free time
    • what goals you have
    • Anything else you think I should know
Hang on to it for further instructions

Notes about early work - 
  1. It will be found here on the class site.
  2. It is to be done immediately and within the first ten minutes of class.
  3. It's worth ten points daily.
  4. It is point for point.
  5. Make sure you have clicked your class tab so that you are doing the right early work.

Today's early work...

You are to define the following terms:

- concrete thinking, abstract ideas, moral principles, self-concept, self-esteem, extrovert, and introvert

We will add notes to these definitions in class.

(Yes, you may use your book)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The History of American Education

Today, we will begin our study of The History of American Education.  We will be using the following resources:

  • Quizlet
  • Colonial Education
  • The following video which tells of life as a child during colonial times:

Video Link  -

Your assignment today is to read the article at the above link and create a Quizlet for the following terms - Bible, Primer, Hornbook, Plantation, Dame School, Governess, Deluder Satan Act, Middle Colonies, 1600 - 1776, Benjamin Franklin.

In you quizlet, create note cards for all of these terms as they relate to colonial education.  If any terms are not included in the reading, use google to research them.

View video as a class and discuss as needed.  Complete a video review form (handed out in class).  Turn in for points.