Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

End of the Semester

Ahhhh the end of the Semester. Either you are breathing a sigh of relief or shedding a few tears because you won't be returning next semester. If you are moving on, I will miss you. I really enjoyed having all of you in class this past semester.

Did you make sure you have updated all of your blogs? I hope so. I am entering final grades as we speak.

Would you like a little bit of extra credit? If you check my blog regularly, then you'll catch this opportunity:

*Compose a 1-2 paragraph blog explaining what you did as a peer tutor down at North Hill. Write about the things you did to help out the teacher, what you learned, and how you grew as a person or a mentor through this process. Also, talk about what frustrated you, worried you, excited you, or made you sad. Discuss your realizations, your newfound passions, and/or what you'll miss about this experience if you're moving on to a different class. If you are staying, what are you enjoying about your placement? Would you like to try something else instead?

email me at sfitz@mac.com if you decide to blog about this so you can receive some extra credit! This must be done no later than TONIGHT, January 30th if you want the e.c. points!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Updating your blogs--VERY IMPORTANT

While looking over your blogs the past month, I was able to update grades and found that many of you are BEHIND! Remember, the end of the quarter and semester is approaching quickly! This means you need to make sure you are on track to successfully complete two lead projects, as well as help with three projects. This includes blogging about each one, reflecting, and updating with pictures and videos.

Here is a checklist for you to ensure you are keeping up with all of your blogs:

You should have:

1. Blog # 6--Lead Project Reflection #1: compose a reflection on your first lead project--how did it go? What would you do differently next time? Where are your pictures and videos and did you upload them? What were the pros and cons? What went well? What could be improved upon?

2. Blog #7--Proposal (second lead project)--this was something we discussed in class and there was a handout explaining how to complete this proposal. This was due long ago.

3. Blog #8--Updates--an update on where you are currently--who you are helping/what you are leading

4. Blog #9--Milestone Dates--a blog explaining your major dates for completing various projects/activities/tasks both big and small

5. Blog #10--Reflection for your 2nd Lead Project--similar to your first reflection--see Blog #6 for guiding questions, but very similar

6. Blog #11--Reflection for your First "Help" Project--What did you do to help? Who did you help? What did you learn? What would you do differently next time? Identify Pros & Cons

7. Blog #12--Reflection for your Second "Help Project (see guiding questions for Blog #11)

8. Blog #13--Reflection for your Third "Help" Project (see guiding questions for Blog #11)

**The Reflections may come at any time and some of you have started (or already posted) posting these. All of these must be completed before the end of the quarter.

Use your time in class when we have project work days to update your blogs. I know that many of you are not using them to update, so this will be a requirement from now on. I will have to check your blog b/f you can do other work w/ your project. For those of you who are keeping up, I commend you--you are doing a wonderful job. I appreciate all of the projects you have been planning and all of the hard work you have put into this class. It makes me so proud!

Exciting News

I have some exciting news...back in November, I applied for a grant to help Leadership students work on and maintain their blogs. I asked for some money to buy a Flip camera and a digital camera so students could borrow them and record or take pictures of their projects. I was awarded some money, so I will be purchasing these items for your use!

Please look forward to hearing more from me and info. about how to check out these items to use in order to help complete your independent projects!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010


You should have completed your Proposal for your 2nd Lead Project on your blog last week.

Also, yesterday, you were asked to write a minimum of a paragraph explaining any updates and progress you've made with any projects you are leading and helping with. That was due at midnight last night.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

End of the Quarter this week!

The end of the quarter is this FRIDAY! Are you all caught up on your blogging? notebook? I hope so!

You have officially 9 weeks left to get your 2 lead projects completed, reflected upon, as well as help with 3 others. Time is ticking and blogging is a must. Remember to update your blogs especially when you have led or contributed to another project.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blog Entries #4 and #5

Blogs #4 and #5 are due tonight at midnight.

#4 : Write a minimum 1 paragraph explaining where you are in your project right now.

#5: List the projects you are leading and who is helping you. Then, list the projects you are helping with.