Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Be Your Dream Upcoming Dates
12:20 pm cdt
to students at:
Simley High School
Information session date &
Tues, Sept 24, 2:40pm
Be Your Dream program
days & time:
Tuesdays, 2:40-4:00 pm
IMC: Career Center
Dream starts on:
And goes until:
questions? Want to know more? Contact:
Rhymes 651.888-2914 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Six Student Success Factors
5:02 pm cdt
The six success factors are listed below in the order of importance according to
students participating in a recent study:
- Directed: students have a goal and know how to
- Focused: students stay on track-keeping
their eyes on the prize
- Nurtured: students feel
somebody wants and helps them to succeed
students actively participate in class and extracurricularactivities
- Connected: students feel like they are part of the college community
- Valued: students' skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they
have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated
Thursday, May 16, 2013
12:16 pm cdt
What an exciting
and moving film Avatar was! What was even better was the discussion that followed. I thought it would be fun to share some
of the questions and insights that sprung up:
"I see you," was used regularly by the Na'vi people. What does that statement actually mean as you interpret it?
In other words, what does it mean for someone to "see" you? What does it mean when you "see" others?
The RDA (the mining corporation) is mining for a precious metal called, unobtainium,
on the planet of Pandora. For this metal, they are willing to kill, displace and destroy the natural resources to get it.
In light of recent events such as the Walmart factory fire in Bangladesh, how important is it for you to know what price is
being paid for the material things you have? Other examples: blood diamonds, Nike sweat shops, the violence in the Congo over
the mineral ore coltan used to manufacture cell phones.
Is the displacement
of the Na'vi comparable to any events in history, past or present? If so, what event(s)?
Why do you believe movies such as Avatar (2009), Dances With Wolves (1990) and The Last Samurai (2003)
focuses so much on the outsider's story? Or told from the foreigner's perspective?
I personally enjoyed the wonderful insights that you all shared; stories you told and
the excellent points you raised.
Ok Dreamers, that's all for
now. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Because of the low turnout of the Thursday class, they have been discontinued. I
realize that with spring, driver's ed and tutoring being significant factors, it was going to be a tough climb. Tuesdays,
however, will continue until June 4th. Take care Dreamers.
1:43 pm cdt
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
11:56 am cdt
I have come down with a bad cold and won't be able to make it this week. I hope you enjoy your spring break and I
look forward to seeing you again on April 2nd. Remember, that week we will begin meeting twice-a-week (with Thursday being
the 2nd day.)
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