Presentation on theme: "Welcome to AP Psychology!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to AP Psychology! Monday, August 24, 2009Assignments:Walk in the Classroom quietly and find any seat.Read the Daily Agenda and Learning Objective on the front board.Take out a pen or pencil and complete your W.H.I.P sheet. I will be taking you picture today!Write in your agenda book: Materials needed-- shoebox, Journal/Spiral notebook, 2-pocket folder, black pens, #2 pencils, highlighters and index cards.Learning Objective: Introduction toclassroom and teacher.Play Whip It!
2 Learning Objective: Introduction to students and psychology. Tuesday, August 25,2009Get handouts from back table and staple. Sit somewhere.Read your syllabus. Take out a highlighter for parent notes—signature required tonight!Write in your spiral: What is psychology? Greek roots:Psyche-”mind” & –ology –”a field of study”; the science of psychology is the study of mental processes and behaviorsIn your Agenda book: Tonight’s homework-Write an essay entitled “Who am I” due Wednesday. (And get syllabus signed.)Bring LAB FEE by next Friday.Bring Shoebox for Wednesday.Learning Objective: Introduction to students and psychology.Play Back in the Saddle Again
3 Wednesday, August 26, 2009Turn in your “Who am I” assignment to the shelves under the television.Hold your syllabus and class fee.Pre-test: guess on all questions (# 41,99 E)Review the direction sheet for the Shoe Box Collage assignment due Friday 8/28.In your Agenda book: Bring LAB FEE by next Friday 9/4 (if you have not done so already). Learning Objective: Assess pre-psychology knowledge & Introduce Shoe Box Activity.Play A Wink and a Smile
4 Thursday, August 27,2009Get out your direction sheet for the Shoe Box Collage.Work on your Shoe Box Collage assignment.ALL completed shoeboxes will be presented TOMORROW! Be prepared!In your Agenda book: Bring LAB FEE by next Friday 9/4 (if you have not done so already).Mrs. Womble will collect lab fees TODAY.Everyone MUST clean up their area before leaving!!!!Learning Objective: Using your “creative mind” to complete the Shoe Box Activity.Play Little Miss Cant be wrong! No wrong way to make your box.
5 Learning Objective: Learning about our Classmates. Friday, August 28, 2009Take your assigned seat.Take 5 minutes to finish your Shoe Box Collage and fill in the collage handout to put in your box.Today: Stand UP! Share 8 items on your shoebox.Challenge: Know everyone’s name in class by next Tuesday! Fill in your chart with full names.In your Agenda book: Bring LAB FEE by next Friday 9/4 (if you have not done so already).Mrs. Womble will collect lab fees TODAY.Learning Objective: Learning about our Classmates.Play I’m Going Up!
6 Learning Objective: Learning about our Classmates. Monday, August 31, 2009Take your assigned seat.Take out your diagram of the students’ desks and label each name.Today: Share 8 items on your shoebox.In your Agenda book: Bring LAB FEE by Friday (if you have not done so already).Did you know?Mrs. Womble will collect lab fees TODAY.Learning Objective: Learning about our Classmates.Ray of Light by Madonna
7 Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Take your assigned seat. Read the Article distributed.In your spiral/journal create a 3cycle venn diagram.View 2MM.A documentary on Global Education by Robert Compton Chapter 1Learning Objective: Understanding why it is imperative to Study for College Classes and be successful in a changing global economy.Play Sweet Escape—reading is an escape
9 Quick Pop Quiz# 1 – How many times larger is India’s population than the US?# 2 - How many K-12 students are there in the US? In China? In India?# 3 - What percent of engineering PhD’s from US colleges are awarded to foreign students annually?#4 - what ethnic group has started more venture backed tech companies in Silicon Valley in the past 5 yrs?
10 Quick Pop Quiz# 5 – What are the most commonly taught foreign languages in US schools? In China & India?#6 - What languages has the CIA identified as most strategic for the 21st century?A) Spanish, French and Latin?B) Hindi, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi?# 7 - what country will be the largest English speaking country by 2020?# 8 - after the US which country has the most Billionaires?
11 Quiz Answers #1 About 3 times #2 U.S. – 50 million India & China – both close to 300 million#3 60%#4 Indians#5 In U.S. – French, Spanish, GermanIn China and India – English#6 B#7 India#8 China
12 Crisis & Film’s Premise Global Education Standards are passing us byIndia and China are out performing us in K-12We are largely ignorant of how we are being out performedWe ignore Global Standards to our economic peril
13 Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Read excerpt from Outliers. (Leave on your desk after class.)Finish 2MM—venn diagram in spiral.Discuss 2MM.Reflection Essay: due Thurs. “What has your education meant to you—include a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of your education.”Learning Objective: Understanding why it is imperative to Study for College Classes and be successful in a changing global economy.
15 Issues not easily addressed in 2MM Stems from American egocentricityUnaware of education in the 2 largest competitors of 21st centuryIs deep in our culture – not just schoolsFamily expectationsCommunity recognitionTeenage normsTakes decades to changeWe need a President/leadership who:Recognizes the challengeCan inspire Americans to meet that challengeProvides leadership not lip service
16 21st Century Industries Knowledge intensive Higher incomes accrue to educated workersEducation critical to economic successUS Education system has been in “crisis” since 1983“A Nation At Risk” report issuedNo meaningful recommendations implemented in last 25 years
17 Thursday, September 3, 2009 Turn in your essay. Read the article on your brain.Take out a sheet of paper and copy the 7 Habits of Highly Responsible Students and then add 3 of your own.Reading and NotetakingReading ReasonsLearning Objective: How to Study for College Classes and be successful.Play Sweet Escape—reading is an escape
18 7 Habits of Highly Responsible Students They know their strengths and set goals.They plan their time.They study every day.They take notes in class.They have the tools they need.They keep their commitments.They get ready ahead of time."Always have a plan and believe in it. Nothing good happens by accident."-- Chuck Knox, NFL football coach
19 Reasons We Read Reading is Rewarding Reading Builds a Mature VocabularyReading Makes You a Better WriterReading Is Hard and “Hard” is NecessaryReading Makes you SmarterReading Prepares You for the World of WorkReading Well Is Financially RewardingReading Opens the Door to College and BeyondReading Arms You Against OppressionHOWEVER, Reading alone is not enough!
21 “Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them." 5 Note taking TipsWithout review, 47% of what a person has just learned is forgotten in the first twenty minutes and 62% is forgotten after the first day. (University of Texas at Austin). Having good notes to review can determine how well you are able to perform on exams.1. Go to class prepared.2. Improve your listening/reading skills.3. Develop a note taking method that works for you.4. Pay close attention to content.Details, facts, or explanations that expand or explain the main points that are mentioned. Don't forget examples.Definitions, word for word.Enumerations or lists of things that are discussed. Material written on the chalkboard or on a transparency, including drawings or charts. Information that is repeated or spelled out“Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them."- Alfred North Whitehead ( ), English mathematician and philosopher
22 AND…. 5. Review and edit your notes within 24 hours . Academic skills centers and other authorities on effective study skills consider reviewing and editing class notes to be the most important part of note taking and essential to increasing learning capacity.It is extremely important to review your notes within 24 hours. Edit for words and phrases that are illegible or don't make sense. Write out abbreviated words that might be unclear later.Edit with a different colored pen to distinguish between what you wrote in class and what you filled in later. Fill in key words and questions in the left-hand column. Note anything you don't understand by underlining or highlighting to remind you to ask the instructor.Compare your notes with the textbook reading and fill in important details in the blank spaces you left.Consider rewriting or typing up your notes.
23 Note taking TipsFine-tune the structure and organization of your notes to increase your note taking speed and comprehension later.Start each new lecture on a new page, and date and number each page. The sequence of material is important.Write on one side of the paper only. You can set them out side-by-side for easier reviewing when studying for an exam.Leave blank spaces. This allows you to add comments or note questions later.Make your notes as brief as possible. "Never use a sentence when you can use a phrase, or a phrase when you can use a word" (Berkeley).Develop a system of abbreviations and symbols you can use wherever possible.Note all unfamiliar vocabulary or concepts you don't understand. This reminds you to look them up later.
24 Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!! Friday, September 4, 2009Read Daily Brain Buzz (DBB) and record in your spiral.Take out your notes & handouts on taking notes.Today: 5 note taking stylesTODAY: LAB FEE is due $.Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!!24
25 Note Taking Styles Q-notes Questioning the Author Cornell Method Conceptual, test/quiz preparationQuestioning the AuthorEngage and think critically about textCornell MethodSystem for academic successSticky NotesFocus on main ideas, facts, vocabularyMapping/WebbingVisual representation of information"Learn, compare, collect the facts."- Ivan Pavlov ( ), Russian physiologist.
26 Q-Notes Only write Q-uestions in the left-hand margin. When you prepare for a Q-uiz, the Q-uestions serve as CUES to remind you what you must know.When using these notes to study, fold the right-edge of the paper over so that it lines up with the dotted line.You should then only be able to see your questions in the Q-column. Use these to Q-uiz yourself.
27 QtA EAMPLES OF QUESTIONS: Why is the author telling you that?Does the author say it clearly?How could the author have said things more clearly?What would you say instead?What is the author’s message or what is the “big picture” of this story?Was the author’s message clear? Explain why or why not.What would you change if you were the author?QtAQuestion the Author (QtA) is a reading comprehension strategy that requires students to pose queries while reading the text in order to challenge their understanding and solidify their knowledge . Another modification of this approach is to have students rewrite a selected passage."There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it."- Charles Kettering ( ), American electrical engineer and inventor
28 Cornell Method1. Record. During the lecture, record in the main column as many meaningful facts and ideas as you can. Write legibly.2. Reduce. As soon after as possible, summarize these ideas and facts concisely in the Recall Column. Summarizing clarifies meanings and relationships, reinforces continuity, and strengthens memory. Also, it is a way of preparing for examinations gradually and well ahead of time.3. Recite. Now cover the column, using only your jottings in the Recall Column as cues or "flags" to help you recall, say over facts and ideas of the lecture as fully as you can, not mechanically, but in your own words and with as much appreciation of the meaning as you can. Then, uncovering your notes, verify what you have said. This procedure helps to transfer the facts and ideas of your long term memory.4. Reflect. Reflective students distill their opinions from their notes. They make such opinions the starting point for their own musings upon the subjects they are studying. Such musings aid them in making sense out of their courses and academic experiences by finding relationships among them. Reflective students continually label and index their experiences and ideas, put them into structures, outlines, summaries, and frames of reference. They rearrange and file them. Best of all, they have an eye for the vital-for the essential. Unless ideas are placed in categories, unless they are taken up from time to time for re-examination, they will become inert and soon forgotten.5. Review. If you will spend 10 minutes every week or so in a quick review of these notes, you will retain most of what you have learned, and you will be able to use your knowledge currently to greater and greater effectiveness.
29 Cornell Method Overview The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the notes in the main space, use the left-hand space to label each idea and detail with a key word or "cue."MethodRule your paper with a 2 ½ inch margin on the left leaving a six-inch area on the right in which to make notes. During class, take down information in the six-inch area. When the instructor moves to a new point, skip a few lines.After class, complete phrases and sentences as much as possible. For every significant bit of information, write a cue in the left margin. To review, cover your notes with a card, leaving the cues exposed. Say the cue out loud, then say as much as you can of the material underneath the card. When you have said as much as you can, move the card and see if what you said matches what is written. If you can say it, you know it.
30 Sticky Note MethodSticky notes allow ideas to be captured, sorted and re-arranged as needed.Sticky notes are portable and small enough to write ONE idea per sticky note.Put the sticky notes in the book as you read (no writing in the text) then peel off as you review and take with you to study in chunks throughout the day.
31 The Mapping/Webbing Method Mapping is a method that uses comprehension/concentration skills and evolves in a note taking form which relates each fact or idea to every other fact or idea. Mapping is a graphic representation of the content of a lecture. It is a method that maximizes active participation, affords immediate knowledge as to its understanding, and emphasizes critical thinking.AdvantagesThis format helps you to visually track your lecture regardless of conditions. Little thinking is needed and relationships can easily be seen. It is also easy to edit your notes by adding numbers, marks, and color coding. Review will call for you to restructure thought processes which will force you to check understanding. Review by covering lines for memory drill and relationships. Main points can be written on flash or note cards and pieced together into a table or larger structure at a later date.Example:
32 Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!! Tuesday, September 8, 2009Take your assigned seat. Daily Brain Buzz.Take out your spiral/journal for notes.Take CORNELL notes while watching the video by Dr. Olney “Where There is a Will, There is an A”Quiz on the video at end.Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!!
33 Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!! Wednesday, September 9, 2009Take your assigned seat. DBBTake out your video notes.**Complete the REDUCE step now. (You should have done REMIND yesterday.) After you have reduced—ask your neighbor your TQs.Take notes while watching the video “Where There is a Will, there is an A” Today use Mapping to take notes.Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!!Play Alma Mater
34 Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!! Friday, September 11, 2009DBB: The Primacy-Recency EffectTake out your video notes.**Complete the RECITE step now--ask your neighbor your TQs.Take notes while watching the video “Where There is a Will, there is an A”Learning Objective: How to Study in College and be successful!!!
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36 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Get out a writing utensil for your quiz. Get out a sheet of paper and write your name and class period on your answer sheet.Take the quizOn your paper-write and sign the Chiles High Honor Code:“On my Honor, I have neither given nor receivedUnauthorized aid of any kind on this assignment.”Reading for tonight—Prologue pages 1-6Learning Objective: Assess your knowledge of College Study Skills!!!36
37 Thursday, September 17, 2009 Daily Brain Buzz—Brain Food Article Get a textbook—”Thinking About My Text”Reading Strategies of Independent ReadersDirections for Using Your Study GuideLINCS—and practice for PrologueDue on test dayHMWK: Reading for tonight-- pages 7-15(Test Monday)Learning Objective: How to Read your Text effectively and do vocabulary LINCS.37
38 Friday, September 18, 2009 Daily Brain Buzz—Article “HAND”OUT on Psychological PerspectivesOpen House Invitations-Brain FoodsLINCS—and practice for Prologue Vocab.*Due on test dayTest Monday on PrologueLearning Objective: Understanding the Psychological Perspectives and How to do LINCS Vocabulary cards.38
39 LINCS A strategy for remembering the meaning of new words. Introduction:Different pieces of knowledge are linked together like a chain. Focuses your attention on the parts of the definition you need to remember.Many times, if you can remember the information in one of the links in a chain, you will remember information in many of the other links. Uses knowledge you already have to have you learn new knowledge (association).When you apply the LINCS strategy to a word you need to remember, you create a strong chain between the word and its meaning. Involves testing yourself to check whether you can recall the meaning of a new word.The stronger the links between pieces of information, the easier you can remember them. The weaker the links, the more difficulty you’ll have remembering them.Step 1: List the partsStep 2: Imagine a pictureStep 3: Note a reminding wordStep 4: Construct a LINCing StoryStep 5: Self-test
41 Learning Objective: Assessing your understanding of the Prologue. Monday, September 21, 2009DBB-World Alzheimer's DaySeptember 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, when Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to raise awareness of the disease. Alzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia—it is a progressive and fatal brain disease.Turn in LINCS to basket on back table.Test –PrologueASSIGNMENT CHARTLearning Objective: Assessing your understanding of the Prologue.
42 Learning Objective: Assessing your understanding of the Prologue. Tuesday, September 22, 2009DBB-Sternberg ArticleGet your folder from the cratePick up your testCongrats Top Guns!Test Correction ProcessHomework: Chapter 1 Reading Pg.s 29-35Learning Objective: Assessing your understanding of the Prologue.