Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. The one assignment each week that you turn in by email is your Project assignment, and I'll then send you back detailed comments by email. Since it takes me until the end of the week to work my way through all the Project assignments, I keep an online list of assignments in "The Stack," so you can check the Stack to make sure I received your email. I don't do any school work over the weekends, but I will update the Stack periodically as people send in their Project assignments.
Extra Credit. There are extra credit options for Week 2, just like in Week 1, and there are also Growth Mindset Challenges and Learning by H.E.A.R.T. Challenges if you want to follow up on those options from Week 1. I hope that you might want to try either or both of those, especially now at the beginning of the semester when you have more time and freedom to experiment with new things than you will have later on as the semester gets more hectic.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Words. Find your words! This is advice from Lawrence Clarke Powell: Write to be understood. Speak to be heard. Read to grow.
Storytelling. This "Story Coaster" cartoon by the great Grant Snider has some very elegant metaphors for storytelling: watch out for those plot holes and unresolved subplots!
Spelling. For those of you reading about Noah in Myth-Folklore, you'll want to watch out for this one: ARC versus ARK.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Beware the tiger who offers you a golden bracelet (an Indian proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is a proverb from a folktale in the ancient Hitopadesha: the tiger is tempting you with a golden bracelet only so that he can catch you and gobble you up.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to go deep: Learning requires deep exploration. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event near Campus: The Firehouse Art Center will be hosting its annual Chocolate Festival today from 10:30AM until 2PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.