Thursday, October 23, 2014


Jennifer & Asia -Wednesday submission through email by 11:59 pm
Telani, AK, Constance, and Jocelyn N.-submission through email by Monday 11:59 pm

Reminders About the Essay Submission
Word Count
Cited Sources (APA or MLA)
Candidate Number (use old one for now)
This is a practice for the March uploading

Monday-Seminar:  No preparation needed
This will be a cold reading of the text in class on Monday.
Location for class TBD

Wednesday-Notes Completed on History Chapter in TOK Textbook
Please complete your notes as you like, but you must adhere to the rubric


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Discussion Questions: 10/16/14

“Under the most rigorously controlled
conditions of pressure, temperature,
humidity, and other variables, the organism
will do exactly as it pleases” (Anon). In
what ways and to what extent are the objects
of study in the natural and the human
sciences similar or different?

In what ways might the beliefs and interests
of human scientists influence their
conclusions? Do the same considerations
apply in other areas of knowledge such as
the natural sciences or mathematics?

Are the human sciences, as a whole,
fundamentally different from the natural
sciences? Or are there sometimes surprising
similarities between the two areas in, for
example, the ways they use models and
theories, their methods for collecting data,
the nature of facts, the role of observation
and experimentation, the impact of the
observer on the observed phenomena,
quantification, falsifiability, precise
prediction, identification of constants, and
the degree of complexity of the phenomena

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quote: Follow Up to Entry Ticket

"Tell me your measure of who is poor and I will tell you what your values are"

To what extent are definitions and measurement of social realities embedded in values, and the values in turn within larger theoretical and social perspectives?

Go to the following link and read the article:  Measure by Measure

Revisit your definition of poor
Look at classmates' definitions
Take the quote and question above into consideration
Write a commentary below

Chinese Proverb:  A book holds a house of gold.

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed. ~ Tanzanian proverb

Loneliness &...feeling...unwanted is the most terrible poverty.~Mother Theresa

Entry Ticket 10/11/14

What is your measure of poor?  
How do you define poor in your own words?

Agenda 10/10/14

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.
Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.

Entry Ticket: Defining Poor (7-10 Minutes)

Introductory Activity: Measure to Measure (20 Minutes)

Notes Swap (20 Minutes)

Exploration of Full IA Resources in Dropbox (10 minutes)

Groups & Questions for Mini-TOK (60 minutes)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Agenda: October 8, 2014

Entry Ticket (Wicked Problems) in G+ Community (7-10 Minutes)

30 minutes for Group Work to include (5 minute share out with MM Team)

Notes Swap (20minutes) using Rubric 

Form to score notes

4               3                2                     1

IA Progression using Popplet (20 minutes)

In Class Write:  Art-Purpose; Culture; N vs. N (10 minutes)

Questions & Concerns

e-Reflection on The Arts Chapter Tuesday 10/14/14 
 Hard Sciences vs. Soft Sciences:Seminar Thursday 10/16/14 Text TBA

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Group Roles: Tomorrow in Class-Full Details

Privilege & Food Desert

Research:  Obichi, Uchechi, Stanley, Jesus, & Tunji

Fieldwork:  Sunny, Ashley, Nnedi, Shanda, &Kelly

Current Solutions:  Jocelyn M., Jazmine, Alicia, & Fitsume

Future Thinking:  Ephraim, Constance, Abigail, & Jemuel

Why/So What/Implications: Vaskia, Rebeca, Catherine, Asia & Abigail

MultiMedia:  AK, Constance, Telani, & Jocelyn N.

ALL:  Knowledge Questions-Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, Ethics