College Readiness Class
Early Release Day
7 minute video that the students will need to watch, explaining what the PGPs.
Hi everyone and happy Monday! - Sep 9
12:36-12:40- Ask students if they’ve heard of TED Talks, ask if anyone knows what TED stands for (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Tell them that Mondays in College Readiness class will be called “Motivation Mondays” and we’ll be setting our intentions for the week ahead.
12:40-12:42- You can let students choose a TED Talk to listen to, or choose one for them. I personally enjoy this one on grit and perseverance: https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance but feel free to choose others. This is a good list you can show your kids if you want to let them choose, I can vouch for most of these videos: https://breakthroughhomeschooling.com/ted-talks-for-teens/
12:42- 12:45- Distribute the TED talk handout. Go over anything that needs clarification (make sure they know what ethos, pathos, and logos are).
12:45-1:05- Watch the ted talk you’ve chosen. I like to put on the subtitles when possible.
1:05-1:10- Give students 5 minutes to finish filling out the handout.
1:10-1:19- Discuss their impressions of the video! I especially like to hear what students’ questions for the presenter would be and what their piece of constructive criticism is. Collect the sheets once you’re finished. Feel free to use them as a grade in the gradebook by using a check (85), check+ (95), check- (75) system.
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks again for all the feedback on the College Readiness class. I hope the lesson plans help 😊
The Lesson For- Friday, September 6
Today we are focusing on the importance of TEAMWORK and COMMUNICATION.
12:36-12:40: Tell the students that today we are going to go a “Kinesthetic” activity to learn about teamwork and communication. They are going to be playing the game “Tangle/Human Knot”. Show this short video for your “Visual” learners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbCPau5YL0g
12:40-12:42: Divide students into groups of 8-10. Have them number off, it’s more fun if they’re with people they don’t know. Direct them to form a circle facing inward. Students will hold their arms straight out from their chest, cross them in an X, and grab hands of two different people across the circle from them (cannot grab hands with anyone next to them).
12:42-12:48: the first round is a silent round and they have 4 minutes to try and unknot themselves WITHOUT TALKING. Start a timer.
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The Lesson For- Thursday, September 5
12:36-12:50- Introduce Learning Styles and direct students to take quiz https://www.how-to-study.com/learning-style-assessment/
12:50-1:05- Have students divide up based on their learning styles and complete the following sentences either on a big sticky or google slides/powerpoint:
- Our learning style is called…
- We like to learn by…
- Activities we like in school are…
- Activities we don’t like in school are…
- We wish teachers understood that…
1:05-1:15- Groups present on their learning style for the rest of the class.
1:15-1:19- Debrief and reflect—what did you learn about yourself today? How can you help your teachers help you?