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Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Everyone

Today is, among other things, pay day. #winning.

It's also the day each month I spend the most money #billsthatkill

It's also supposed to rain, and I'm kinda sick, and grades are due... #notwinning

Finally, it's CIF Soccer Quarter Finals, and SMHS is hosting #winorgohome #wegotthis #saintpride

#Later.
#Love.
-Markstone

#whatsgoingoninthispicture?


Ps. I found this article to be quite interesting... #slowdown and read closely. Check it out here.

Modern World History


Quick-write #17:
No Warm-up... just get to work.



Objectives:
  • Analyze how industrialization affected European societies outside of Great Britain.
  • Analyze the responses to the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.

    AP World History


    Quick-write #:

    No Warm-up


    Objectives:
    • Analyze the major events of Era 5.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Thursday, February 27, 2015

    Everyone

    Our boys soccer team but a beat-down on the kids from Chino Hills yesterday, winning 5-2. They will play at home against he number 3 seed on Friday. Make plans to come out and support your Saints and showcase your pride tomorrow night!

    Hope to see you there.

    Ps. No matter if you think school sports are important or not, or if you think that we give too much glory to athletes and not enough to kids who work hard in class, or who accomplish great things in the community (you are right, by the way) tomorrow represents the furthest any of our teams has gone in CIF playoffs in several years. I guess what I'm saying is, this doesn't happen every day, or even every year. Enjoy the moment, even for just a little bit, and come support our boys as they play in, what is for many of them, the biggest game of their sporting life.
    See you there.

    #grabbygabino, #gabinouseshishands



    Modern World History


    Quick-write #17:
    No Warm-up... just get to work.



    Objectives:
    • Analyze how industrialization affected European societies outside of Great Britain.
    • Analyze the responses to the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.

      AP World History


      Quick-write #:

      No Warm-up


      Objectives:
      • Demonstrate your knowledge of Era 4.

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015


      Everyone

      It's almost time to submit grades for the first time in 2015! We only have three days until they are due!

      MWH kids, if you want to re-take your last geography quiz (SE Asia) then you need to complete 90 minutes of tutoring by TOMORROW and bring your sheet in on Friday so you can take the quiz again. Otherwise you will have to live with your quiz grade, and your overall grade. #makebigpeoplechoices. 

      AP kids, today is the essay exam for Era 4.... get ready to write about triangles, slaves, crops, death, sugar, marriage, and money.

      To the boys soccer team, good luck today... Play well, and try not to yell at the referee or fall down because the wind blows. You aren't playing basketball.

      -Markstone


      Modern World History


      Quick-write #17:




      Objectives:
      • Analyze the responses to the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.
      • Evaluate the validity of a source.

        AP World History


        Quick-write #:

        No Warm-up


        Objectives:
        • Demonstrate your knowledge of the CCOT Essay structure

        Thursday, February 19, 2015

        Thursday, February 19, 2015


        Everyone

        I've been very intentional (which, by the way, is a word that has only recently come into my vocabulary in its current state) about a lot of things lately. The types of work I've been assigning, how I grade assignments, how the class is structured, the questions that I ask, etc. I've done this because I am trying my best to grow as an educator in the way I've been trained over the past two years. Being intentional, at it's most basic level, is being very aware of your actions and understanding why you are choosing those actions over the other options available to you at the time. It means thinking about what you are doing before you do it, but it means ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT IT, not just saying you did.

        I've gone so far as to be very intentional about watching my favorite show, Vikings, from the History Channel. It is, by far, the most legit television I've seen in some time. However, I either have to watch it as it is streamed on the History Channel or allow a few months to pass by until it is made available on Amazon Prime Instant Video... so, here are my choices given the fact that season three is going to air soon..

        I have 6 episodes of season two left to watch. I can either A) binge watch them in two or three days and "get caught up," or I can keep with my normal timeline of (this is for real) watching one episode of season two every third Thursday (which gives me 18 weeks to watch it and should allow plenty of time for season three to begin airing on Amazon.)

        Choices, choices, choices... and Vikings, Vikings, Vikings.

        FYI, this is Ragnar and his two wives.... well, they were his two wives, then his first one (on the right) left, along with his oldest son... I have a feeling that kid is going to come back and wreck some stuff at some point.



        You are running out of time to take care of your two hours of tutoring! Get in there (the MMLC) and do it!

        -Markstone


        Modern World History
        If you have to go to tutoring for the next two weeks, the dates are from 2/10-2/20... remember, you need three hours of tutoring in that time.

        Quick-write #:
        No warm-up for Modern World History today



        Objectives:
        • Identify the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the societies of Great Britain.

          AP World History


          Quick-write #:

          No Warm-up


          Objectives:
          • Analyze the continuities and changes in commerce in the Indian Ocean Basin from 600CE to 1450CE.

          Wednesday, February 18, 2015

          Wednesday, February 18, 2015


          Everyone

          It's the middle of the week. I'm not sure how you feel about four day weeks, but I think they go by way too quickly. I'm out of class tomorrow for a meeting, so you only get me today and Friday... Lucky you.

          You are running out of time to take care of your two hours of tutoring! Get in there (the MMLC) and do it!

          -Markstone


          Modern World History
          If you have to go to tutoring for the next two weeks, the dates are from 2/10-2/20... remember, you need three hours of tutoring in that time.

          Quick-write #:
          No warm-up for Modern World History today... yesterday was a disaster. 



          Objectives:
          • Identify the impact of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain.

            AP World History


            Quick-write #13:



            Objectives:
            • Analyze the development and organization of labor in the new world from 1450-1750.
            • Identify areas of strength and needed growth in regards to the CCOT Essay
            • Use evidence to support a claim.

            Tuesday, February 17, 2015

            Tuesday, February 17, 2015


            Everyone

            I've been a serious Pandora user since 2007 (before it was cool). It might be on my list of the 10 greatest things to happen in my lifetime, and it's definitely in the top five entertainment advancements. Heck, it might even be number one. I can't imagine not having Pandora around. I can listen to any genre of music I want, be exposed to new songs and artists, and it's all free. I have Pandora on my TV, my phone, my computers and my tablets.

            My generation rely's heavily on the internet for most things. Many of my friends (myself included) have cut out cable and satellite contracts (approximately $100+ a month) in favor of Netflix, Hulu+, and Amazon Prime Instant Video (I get them all for combined total of about $20.00 a month). Before I digress any further, what I'm getting at is, well, I think Pandora might be up against its stiffest competition yet. I'm not talking about Spotify, I'm referring to Prime Music, by Amazon. Amazon has tried a lot of really bad things in the past (the Fire Phone, for example). I've gone on rants about them sticking to what they are good at (getting me packages in two days, at amazing prices), but they have made SO MUCH content available to me and my family on Instant Video and now Prime Music that I can't help but think I am going to reduce my Pandora usage by at least 1/4... a have access to full albums and a wide range of artists. I can download them for free or stream them straight from the cloud, and the albums are not just super old, remastered Metallica tracks about them hating on Napster. All I'm saying is, I'm still a loyal Pandora user, and will remain so, but to have the opportunity to put on an entire album, for free, anytime I want, is amazing... Amazon Prime is the best $8.50/month I could ever spend.. Entertainment for days, and free, two-day shipping. #Theyshouldpaymeforthis

            Later,
            Markstone

            Disclaimer: I was listening to Pandora when I wrote this.



            Modern World History
            If you have to go to tutoring for the next two weeks, the dates are from 2/10-2/20... remember, you need three hours of tutoring in that time.

            Quick-write #15:



            Objectives:
            • Make effective use of counterarguments.
            • Identify the impact of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain.

              AP World History


              Quick-write #13:



              Objectives:
              • Analyze the development and organization of labor in the new world from 1450-1750.
              • Use evidence to support a claim.

              Wednesday, February 11, 2015

              Wednesday, February 11, 2015


              Everyone

              During yesterday's warm-up I couldn't keep myself from pointing out that the girl on the right looked like a lion... and she was fierce. Well, it reminded me that the lead singer from my favorite band -Rage Against the Machine- formed his own group after RATM broke up.  His new group, One Day as a Lion... That must of been what the girl on the right was listening to before she went along protesting and yelling at military police... if you click the video below you will here explicit language and violent rhymes. I'm not suggesting you listen, I'm just pointing out the title of the band and the album.  

              So, let's get fiercely into our history today (like a lion)

              Sincerely,
              Bushman Markstone




              Modern World History
              If you have to go to tutoring for the next two weeks, the dates are from 2/10-2/20... remember, you need three hours of tutoring in that time.

              Quick-write #:

              No warm-up today. We have a paragraph to write. Make sure to write down the objectives and a goal for today.


              Objectives:
              • Analyze the effects of industrialization on the people living in the growing cities of Great Britain.

                AP World History


                Quick-write #:
                No Warm-up.




                Objectives:
                • Analyze the development and organization of labor in the new world from 1450-1750.
                • Use evidence to support a claim.