Agenda: Week of Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 - Friday, January 6th, 2012

Welcome to 2012. and AP Psychology! :)
Monday, May 7, 2012 at high noon -- > AP Psychology Test!
We have work to do.

Students need to complete the Student information form and answer the questions (including Why Did I Decide to take AP Psych) - Due Friday!

My favorite photo from 2011:

“I saw the plane, which didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since planes had been in the sky all night, but for some reason this plane looked like it was heading towards the tribute in lights. It crossed over, and I was able to make about four frames of the plane actually passing through the lights. Of those, only one was in focus. I had actually hoped to expose for the plane, but I didn’t have time to change the settings. But in the end, the plane in white heading into the clouds seemed a fitting tribute on the September 11 ten year anniversary, so I’m glad the image was exposed as is and that I was lucky enough to capture this frame.” 
Canon 5D, lens 50mm, f1.2, 1/50, ISO 800 
Caption: A plane flies through the "Tribute in Lights" in lower Manhattan in New York September 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer 


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey
1. 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.

2. Seats, Introduction, & Course Expectations.
Pass out Psyktrek 3.0 CD-ROMS
Pass out Chapter 1 & 2 Targets
Video, "The 3 Rules"


3. Notes, Discussion, & Video - Chapter 1 - "What is Psychology?"



Wednesday & Thursday, January 4th & 5th, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Einstein
1. Notes Chapter 1"Evolution of Psychology"
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Chapter 1 "Introduction to Psychology"

Friday, January 6th, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago." - Jim Bishop
We will go down to the book room and get our books right away.
1. Quiz Chapter 1 and 2. Students can use notes, & target sheets to assist.
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Chapter 1 "Themes and Variations"
and Chapter 1 "Psychological Approaches"
3. If time, we will explore the Psyktrek CD for Chapter 1.


Next Thu is the test for Chapters 1 & 2. 
Students need to complete the Student information form and answer the questions (including Why Did I Decide to take AP Psych) - Due Friday!

Thanks for a great semester - have a Happy Holiday!

Thanks again for a superb semester. I hope you learned as much as I did about Psychology. It is a fascinating subject and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching and learning about it. 

If you would like to know your final grade for the semester, or your final exam grade... just send me an email. I would be glad to look it up and send it along to you. 

Have a safe and happy holiday and hope you stop back in to see me in the spring. I'll be in the same place, teaching a new bunch of students about AP Psych. :)


What Do I Need To Make On My Final?

Great little calculator sheet to help you determine what grade you will need on your final exam to get the score you would like:
Final Exam Calculator

Agenda: Week of Dec. 12-16 FINAL EXAM WEEK!

2 Prep Days for the Final Exam
1 Final Exam
DONE!
It's been a great semester. Let's end it on a strong note. Sprint through the finish line.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Quote of the Day: "One kind word can warm three winter months." - Japanese Proverb
Agenda:
1. Questions on the Review Target Sheet.
2.  Team Review Games.
3.  Discuss exemption forms, sign 'em if you got 'em and earned it!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Quote of the Day: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” - Anne Bradstreet
Agenda:

1. Questions on the Review Target Sheet.
2.  Team Review Games.
3.  Discuss exemption forms, sign 'em if you got 'em and earned it!
Sunset on the Juniata River, Huntingdon, PA. near Juniata College where Mr. Duez graduated in 1992.


FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:
Quote:  "A good conscience is a continual Christmas." - Benjamin Franklin

WED:

7:25 - 8:50 1st period exam
9:00 - 10:25 3rd period exam
10:35 -12:00 5th period exams

THU:
7:25 – 8:50 2nd period exam
9:00 – 10:25 6th period exam

FRI:
7:25 – 8:50 4th period exam
9:00 – 10:25 7th period exam

AP Psych Final Review

To review for our Final Exam, use all of our target sheets from the semester. That would be very helpful. We will also use two practice AP tests to review for the final.

AP Psych Practice Test 1
AP Psych Practice Test 2

Good luck on Finals!

Agenda: Week of Dec. 5-9, 2011

Finishing the semester & Reviewing for Finals! 
Thanks for a great semester AP Psych!
Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Quote of the Day: "What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” - Steve Jobs


Agenda:
1. Turn in Take Home test for CH. 12 Personality. (Bubble Scantron)
2. Finish discussion/notes/video on Chapter 14-15-16 Social Psychology
3. If time, review for Test Tomorrow


Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” - Steve Jobs


Agenda:
1. TEST Chapters 14-15-16 - Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology
2. Pick up review sheet for final exam.
Wednesday/Thursday, Dec. 7/8, 2011
Quote of the Day: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown


Agenda:
1. Review for Final Exam
2. Students will be in cooperative groups and will work on the AP Psych practice test #1, 10 questions at a time.
3. We will play review games.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov 


Agenda:
1. Review for Final Exam
2. Students will be in cooperative groups and will work on the AP Psych practice test #1, 10 questions at a time.
3. We will play review games.