Monday, January 16, 2012

Agenda: Week of Tue-Fri January 17-20, 2012

Agenda for the week of Monday January 16, 2012
Monday January 16, 2012 - No School MLK Day
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." Martin Luther King, Jr. from Strength To Love, 1963.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self." - Martin Luther
Learning Targets:
  • Explain how the human body uses the brain and central nervous system. 
  • Can you compare it to any other system?
1. Discuss Brain Unit Extra Credit Assignment. Due in 2 weeks.
2. PsycTrek CD - Neurons. We will discuss the causes of Multiple Sclerosis, because it is a great example of how neurons not functioning properly can have an adverse impact on the human condition.
2. Video - "The Human Body: The Nervous System" - Students should take notes. This video does a great job of summarizing and explaining the purpose of the nervous system.

Youtube Video Examples (great to watch if you were absent from class):
The Human Body: Nervous System
What is Myelin?

Thursday January 19, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
Learning Targets:
  • Understand how the nervous system works.
  • The Synapse: Where Neurons Meet
  • synaptic cleft, neurotransmitters.
  • Organization of the Nervous System
  • Looking inside the Brain: Research Methods
1. Review the nervous system using the PsykTrek 3.0 CD.
2. Discuss the brain and behavior.
3. Show the video clip for Brain Rules. Check this website for more information:

Some good examples from the series:
Brain Rule #3: Every Brain is Wired Differently
Where do memories go? The Story of HM
Brain Rule #7: Sleep well, think well. Sleep loss = brain drain
John Medina, author of "Brain Rules," and Melissa Allison, Seattle Times reporter, explain why smell is important to Starbucks. Howard Schultz announced on Jan 30 he is taking the sandwiches out of their stores. How does smelling coffee change purchase potential?
How the brain impacts negotiations: Interview with Negotiations Expert
It is NOT True that we only use 10% of our brains. Explanation (and graphic brain surgery imagery) with Jeffery Ojemann, Neurosurgeon.

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Quote of the Day: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learning Targets:
  • What is the nature of the Teenage Brain?
  • What accounts for the behavior of teenagers (mood swings, decision-making, and preoccupation with sex)
1.  Video - "Teen Dreams" 

2. Pass out the "What Makes Teens Tick?" article. Work on it a bit in class. We will discuss it on Monday.