Essential Questions for Senior Goals
Welcome back to your final year of school! I hope you are excited. So, let's project fifteen years into your future. Here are a few essential questions for your work life in the year 2028:
Tuesday, September 3
True or false? In fifteen years, most (over 50%) of you will be married with two or three of your own children.
What are the costs associated with a family of four?
Of course, as Thoreau shows us, there are many different ways to live a truly rich life, but, for the vast majority of Americans, here are some ranges for some of the top twenty basic monthly expenses of living independently in the 21st Century:
Annual Total = $30,000 to $120,000
No High School Diploma = $22,500
HIgh School Diploma = $31,900
Some College but No Degree = $35,950
Associates Degree = $38,400
Bachelor's Degree = $52,650
Master's or Doctorate = $66,000
Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5
In your senior year, which one of these characteristics most leads to success?
First Hour Code:
Settings: Turn off Notes, etc . . .
2013-14 Journal Expectations
JOURNAL #1: MONTHLY EXPENSES
Create a Google Doc Titled "P1 Journals Set #1 Shaw." Copy and paste the Top Twenty expenses into your Google Doc. Then, for each one, choose a figure that reflects as accurately as possible what you believe that you would need or want in 2028. Do not adjust for inflation. In 150 to 300 words, please reflect upon these costs of living. For example, with your expected level of educational attainment, will you be making enough money to satisfy the needs and desires of your family? If not, why? To what extent, do you expect to be satisfied with what you can purchase given your expected level of income? What skills do you need to prepare yourself for life?
What Leads to Success?
Richard St. John's "The Importance of Focus"
Matt Cutts "Try Something New for 30 Days"
4 Steps to Success Assignment: Add to your Journals and e-mail me a plan for the following four goals. For each of the four goals write a short paragraph
30 Day Possibilities Could Be in Any of the Following Areas:
Before we graduate this year and all go our separate ways, our class should try to complete these five goals:
Hopefully we suceed and good luck to all.
View and Discuss Steve Jobs "How to Live Before You Die" Stanford Commencement Address ~ Write a paragraph of summary and one of response on a Google Doc entittled "P1 Inspiring TED Talks"
Friday, September 6
Chrome Books Orientation ~ all day . . .
Monday, September 9
Choose one of the three TED Talks below and write a 100 to 200 words of summary and personal response each. Please add all of today's work onto your Google Doc entitled "P1 Inspiring TED Talks Shaw":
Finally, select your own inspiring TED Talk. Please choose one that lasts at least fifteen minutes, so if you do really want to choose a shorter video, you can watch two shorter ones that add up to at least fifteen minutes. Again, write a 100 to 200 words of summary and personal response. For your third inspiring TED Talk, click here. If you cannot find one that interests you, you can select "Load More TED Talks" on the bottom of the page.
By the end of the hour, you should have a Google Doc that summarizes at least three different TED Talks and a total of 300 to 600 words. Grammar Note: Please enclose titles for TED Talks in quotation marks and capitalize the first word, the last word, and any important words. You do not need to share that document with me yet. Tomorrow, this document will get rolled into the website and blog that you will be creating!
Tuesday, September 10
Check out Edmodo for a new post regarding the Senior Goals project.