Agenda for the Week of Oct. 31, 2011 - Nov. 4, 2011

Learning Targets Chapter 9 - Intelligence:


  • Theories for understanding intelligence
  • Intelligence testing
  • The range of mental abilities from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation
  • How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
  • What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean? 
  • Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? 
  • How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities? 


Monday Oct. 31, 2011
Quote of the Day: "What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle." - Joe Paterno


Agenda:
1.DO NOW QUESTION: "List the top 3 most intelligent people that you know. What makes them intelligent in your eyes?"
2. Students who did not take the test Friday will make it up now.
3. Notes & Discussion: Chapter 9 Intelligence.

Video, Stephen Wiltshire draws Manhattan from memory
Video, An Early Beautiful Memory
Video, Extraordinary People, Steven Wiltshire

Quiz tomorrow on Chapter 9.
TEST is Thursday.
Extra Credit Movie/Documentary/Book Review due Friday!

Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011
Quote of the Day:  “According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.” - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? 
2. Notes - Chapter 9.
3. Last 15 minutes of the class period: Quiz - Chapter 9.
4. TEST on Thursday after review of Chapter 9.
Extra Credit Movie/Documentary/Book Review due Friday!


Thursday Nov. 3, 2011
Quote of the Day: “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Explain the "Bell Shaped Curve" - how does it relate to intelligence and chapter 9?
2. Review Chapter 9.
3. TEST Chapter 9 Final 60 minutes.
Extra Credit Movie/Documentary/Book Review due Friday!
Friday Nov. 4, 2011
Quote of the Day: “What do women want?" The only thing I have learned in fifty-two years is that women want men to stop asking dumb questions like that.” ― Sigmund Freud


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Explain the following statement using your knowledge of Chapter 10 - "People's metabolic machinery is constituted in such a way that the fatter they are, the fatter they become." - Judith Rodin
**Collect Extra Credit Movie/Documentary/Book Review**
2. Notes for Chapter 10: Motivation & Emotion.
Quiz for Chapter 10 is on Tuesday.
TEST for Chapter 10 is next Friday.