The Alice Cooper is great, but c'mon it's time to find a new end of the year song. There are some quality choices, but this is the one I've been trying to get people to catch on to...enjoy!
This has been a fantastic year -- I honestly think I have enjoyed this year more than any other year in my teaching career. You all worked really hard and made teaching both rewarding and fun. I know I learned a lot (and hope you can say the same). I hope you will continue to keep in touch in the coming years. Let's be sure to enjoy are last few weeks together before summer.
Here is some food for thought about being online and whether or not this is beneficial. If you use your phone almost constantly maybe take a day off every once and a while to enjoy the real world. :)
Look, nobody likes to fail -- that isn't really a goal people have when the set out, but in the real world (and probably even more so in the theoretical one) people fail all the time. The idea that you can go through life being "perfect" (if that is defined as not ever failing) is both unrealistic and impossible. Failing (however you define that), learning from the experience and then moving on is a critically important part of life. In reality you are already a perfect you. Take intellectual risks-- be willing to get rejected. If something doesn't go according to plan, revise the plan and move on wiser than you were before. The link says what I'm trying to say far more elegantly:
Well, it's after Spring break -- the AP test is looming large. Don't be shy about coming to talk with me at any point if you are wanting additional help or have questions about how to plan your approach to the final preparations.
On a "History is Relevant" note, I came across this speech and found it interesting. There are a lot of connections to our post World War II discussions that I think are echoed here. If you have time you should check out the first 15 minutes or so.
I know it seems like a long way off, but just to make sure everyone is prepared -- MAY 16th will be the last day for any late work from Semester 2 for work related to the AP exam and AP EURO curriculum. Please plan accordingly.
How's it goin' AP Euro students? Sort of a good-news, bad-news thing here... the calendar is updated with information about Exam #5 (the Thursday prior to Spring Break) and the two part FINAL exam on May 2nd and May 4th. Make note of it!
We are getting close to the AP test and the end of the year so, stay strong.
We are getting close to the end! Keep up the good work -- there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sorry I have not posted here in a while -- does anyone read this space anyway? :) At any rate, I should be done with the most recent LEQ exam in a few more days -- after that we have basically one more DBQ exam and then the Final Exam prior to the AP test. The LEQ's overall are excellent.
Somehow the semester is almost over -- that went by fast! At any rate, MONDAY JANUARY 22nd will be the LAST DAY to turn in any missing work from Semester 1. Plan accordingly.