Agenda: Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Chapter 4 & 5: Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 5 - Consciousness; Review Quiz
TUE: Dreams; Altered Consciousness - drugs; Drug Chart
Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5; Article: Sleep
FRI: Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning
Friday, October 28, We will be on Pep Rally Schedule for the Senior Panoramic Picture.

Assignments at a Glance:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5 Sensation & Perception -and- Consciousness
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching
Agenda:
Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 5 - Consciousness; Review Quiz

1. DO NOW: Explain the states of sleep.

2. Notes & Discussion: Stages of Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Including Crash Course: Sleep & Dreaming


3. Which theory of dreaming do you subscribe to?
Notes & Discussion: Dreaming

Freud: Dreams as wish fulfillment - The day residue shapes dreams that satisfy unconscious needs in a disguised fashion.
Cartwright: The problem-solving view - We mull over major problems in our lives with reduced logical constraints.
Hobson: Activation-synthesis model - The cortex constructs a story to make sense of internal signals from lower brain centers.


Assignments:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Consciousness: 
Notes: Dreams & Dream Theory 
Notes: Drugs & Altered Consciousness

Assignments:
WED/THU: TEST CH 4 & 5
Due Friday: Article: Sleep
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for the Test - Need a Pencil

2. TEST OVER CH. 4 & 5 - SENSATION & PERCEPTION & CONSCIOUSNESS

3. ARTICLE: Begin working on the article that is Due Friday: Article: Sleep

Assignments:


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Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Agenda:
Friday-We will be on Pep Rally Schedule

1. DO NOW: How do you learn? What happens in the brain? What is learning?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion:  Intro to Learning - Ch 6: Classical Conditioning


Celebrating Success!

Very proud of all of the hard work that has been put into this class! Great work.

Agenda: Week of Oct. 23-27, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Weiten Ch. 4 - Sensation & Perception
Ch. 5 - Consciousness
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Understand your senses: Vision & Hearing: Parts & Functions of Sensation & Perception
TUE - Review of senses: Sight, Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain; Intro to Consciousness
THUReading Check Quiz - Chapter 4 -- Sensation & Perception; Consciousness: Sleep, Cycles, Disorders, Dreams, & Hypnosis. 
FRI - Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on ConsciousnessConsciousness: The Effects of Drugs on Consciousness

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz Thursday over Sensation/Perception
QUIZ - NEXT MON. OVER CH. 5 - Consciousness
TEST NEXT THU OVER CH 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
Color is an illusion, but a really cool one! 
Learning Targets:
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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Quote: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Draw & Label the parts of the eye.

2. Duez Notes: Sensation & Perception - Vision 

3. Crash Course #5 - Sensation & Perception 
Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!
Assignments:
Quiz Thursday over Sensation/Perception
QUIZ - NEXT MON. OVER CH. 5 - Consciousness
TEST NEXT THU OVER CH 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
Intensity in RED
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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Quote: "Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

Learning Targets
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: While listening to the orchestra as she dances the lead role in Swan Lake, a ballerina concludes her perofrmance with a pirouette, spinning around several times before leaping into the arms of her dance partner. 
Discuss how the ballerina relied upon the following and how each is important.
* Kinesthetic sense
* Vestibular sense
* Semicircular canals
* Hearing

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Review of Vision, Hearing, Taste/Smell, Touch/Pain sensations. What do you definitely need to know on the AP Test?

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Duez Notes: Psycho-physics

Assignments:
Quiz Thursday over Sensation/Perception
QUIZ - NEXT MON. OVER CH. 5 - Consciousness
TEST NEXT THU OVER CH 4 & 5 - Sensation & Perception & Consciousness
Not a very big part of the AP Test, but it can be tricky.
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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Quote: “Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Daniel Kahneman

Learning Targets:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz - Ch 4

2. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 4 - Sensation & Perception

3. Review the Quiz.

Question for after the quiz:

4. Notes, Discussion, Video: How does hypnosis work?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Consciousness, Sleep, Cycles, Sleep Disorders, Dreams, & Hypnosis

Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Next Wed/Thu
This man was REALLY "Trippin"
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Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Quote: "I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  - Eartha Kitt

Learning Targets:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up CHART - DRUGS ~ Effect on Consciousness
Compare these drugs and their effects: Alcohol, Caffeine, Marijuana, LSD

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Drugs impact on consciousness

3. Crash Course: Consciousness
Video: Crash Course Psychology - Consciousness What exactly is Consciousness? Well... that's kind of a gray area. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives you the basic ideas of what Consciousness is, how our attention works, and why we shouldn't text and drive... ever... no, really, NEVER!

Assignments:
Study Notes for next week's Quiz & Test
Quiz over CH 5: Consciousness is next Monday.
Test is next week -> Next Wed/Thu

Agenda: Week of Oct 16-20, 2017

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Nervous System compared to Endocrine System; Heredity & Evolutionary Psych
TUE - TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior 
THU - Intro to Sensation & Perception; Crash Course Psychology: Sensation & Perception
FRIVideo: Brain Games Video - Sensation & Perception
Brain Games Video - Questions for the video

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
TUESDAY: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
Quiz: CH 4 Sensation & Perception is Next Monday
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Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is the difference between:
Sympathetic Nervous System & Parasympathetic Nervous System
Efferent Nerves vs. Afferent Nerves 
Primary & Secondary Sex characteristics
Dominant & Recessive Genes
Genotype & Phenotype
Fraternal & Identical Twins

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Nervous System & Endocrine System

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Evolutionary Biology & Hereditary/Genetics

Assignments:

TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior

Quiz: CH 4 Sensation & Perception is Next Monday
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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Quote: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher
Agenda:
1. TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior

Assignments:
Begin reading CH. 4 Sensation & Perception
Quiz: CH 4 Sensation & Perception is Monday
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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Are you influenced by advertisements? If so, to what extent?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: 


3. Crash Course PsychologyCrash Course Psychology: Sensation & Perception


Assignments:
Begin reading CH. 4 Sensation & Perception
Quiz: CH 4 Sensation & Perception is Monday
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Friday, Oct 20, 2016
Quote: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Brain Games Video - Questions for the video
Video: Brain Games Video - Sensation & Perception
Brain Games Video - Questions for the video

Assignments:
Begin reading CH. 4 Sensation & Perception
Quiz: CH 4 Sensation & Perception is Monday

AGENDA: Week of Oct. 9-13, 2017

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Chapter 3: Biological Bases of Behavior
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - QUIZ Chapter 3 - Reading Check: You may use your handwritten notes. Quiz Review.
TUE - FRQ Scenarios; Brain Scenarios - for practice; Crash Course: The Brain
WED- 2nd period & 6th period only (PSAT SCHEDULE) Neuron Simulation Activity; 6th period is about 15 minutes behind and we'll catch up this period: Video Documentary with Questions: The Brain with David EaglemanQuestions for "The Brain with David Eagleman" documentary
THU - No Late Arrival - This is a regular 7 period dayFRQ Scenarios in Bio; Brain Scans, Heredity, Genetics; Evolutionary Psychology
FRI - We will continue where we left off last Friday: Video Documentary with Questions: The Brain with David EaglemanQuestions for "The Brain with David Eagleman" documentary

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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Monday, Oct 9, 2017
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for the Quiz - Chapter 3

2. QUIZ Chapter 3 - Reading Check, you may use your handwritten notes.

3. Review Quiz 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
Quote: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Practice FRQ question from Biological Bases of Behavior Unit:
While hiking, Ken stumbled and fell down a 10-foot drop-off. Upon landing, he sprained his ankle badly. Ken was surprised that he felt very little pain for the first half hour. Explain how the following helped Ken feel little pain in the moments after the injury. 
     - Endorphins
     - The synapse

2. Crash Course Psychology #4 - The Brain 
In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, we get to meet the brain. Hank talks us through the Central Nervous System, the ancestral structures of the brain, the limbic system, and new structures of the brain. Plus, what does Phineas Gage have to do with all of this? 
Students will take notes; Duez will pause & discuss important points throughout.

3. Brain Scenarios - for practice

ASSIGNMENTS:

Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up Questions for "The Brain with David Eagleman" documentary

2. Neuron Simulation: Students will work together to simulate the neuron as a class. 

3. Sixth Period will catch up on Video Documentary with Questions: The Brain with David EaglemanQuestions for "The Brain with David Eagleman" documentary

ASSIGNMENTS:

Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

This is a regular 7 period day
1. DO NOW: What different methods do we use to peer into the human brain?

2. Notes, Discussion, & Video
Brain Scans
Heredity/Genetics & Evolutionary Psychology

ASSIGNMENTS:

Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Quote: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Write down the questions on the screen for the documentary video "The Brain, episode 1"

-We will continue where we left off last Friday-

2. The Brain with David Eagleman, Episode 1 "What is Reality?"

3. Discuss the video & Introduce the concepts of Sensation & Perception for Chapter 4

ASSIGNMENTS:

Next Tuesday: TEST CH 3 Biological Bases of Behavior

Houston Texans All-Star in the Classroom Award

I was simply shocked by this award during the week. It has taken me a couple of days to post the pictures and discuss because... well, I kept thinking that maybe I would wake up and it was just a dream.

There is no better honor than being given recognition by a former student, colleague, or community member. Madison Collier was a student of mine in both AP World History and in AP Psychology. She was an incredible student but so memorable because of the way she was able to mix both hard work and great attitude into one awesome package. I worked pretty hard to teach her some new tricks (especially in the area of test taking, where she would sometimes rush through her work & believed in the myth that your best guess & hunch is your best answer. It's not!)

Madi worked her magic on me as well. Most don't realize the difficulty I have just getting to work each day, let alone teach two very demanding Advanced Placement courses. But, living with Multiple Sclerosis is an incredible challenge. It is students like Madi, who always had a smile, a joke, or just brought the same positive energy to school every day that get me excited to teach each day.
Out of 400 applicants there were TWO winners from AHS. Myself and Mrs. Deutsch.
When Mr. Falker entered the classroom with Madi on his cell phone "facetiming" from College Station and the Houston Texans and Brian Peters (someone I have followed on Twitter since he became a Texan) entered my classroom - I was SHOCKED. It was truly a great honor and made special by Madi (Also my former student Valonia Walker, who is now working for the district in public relations and was in my classroom to document the day).

Brian Peters was probably the perfect Texan to give this award to me. He's a Big Ten guy from Northwestern - a great academic institution. Brian also had to overcome quite a lot to make it to the NFL. As a safety at Northwestern, he went undrafted in the NFL. He bounced from the USFL, AFL, & CFL until finally finding a spot on the Minnesota Vikings and now with the best team in the NFL, my Texans! :)
Texan Brian Peters #52 is also a Northwestern grad and discussed his path to the NFL with the students.
Thank you to Madi and to all those students who give me the energy every day to continue to fight. It means the world to me.
That is actually exactly what the Texans game balls look like each week. So incredible. 
My wonderful 4th period AP Psychology class. 
Madison Collier's Winning Essay: 
Mr. Duez is easily one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. I was lucky enough to have him twice. He always makes jokes and does what he can to make learning fun and prepare his students for the AP Test. What most people may not realize is that Mr. Duez is battling Multiple Sclerosis. The reason people may not know is because of how he does not let it get in the way of his teaching. Mr. Duez has a website for AP World History and AP Psychology. Both websites are so impressive that teachers from all over the country rely his in depth notes and videos. I can not think of a teacher that deserves this more than Mr. Duez. His faith in his students to succeed is unmatched by nearly every teacher I have ever had. 
Oh, & they also gave me tickets to the game on Sunday. Plus, on field passes for warmups. Amazing