tuesday sept. 20th: TEA Time + strengths explorer
Please make note of today's schedule (you may want to screenshot this for reference today):
Grade 9 SEMESTER 1 GOALPOST:
Following StrengthsExplorers, students will be able to identify at least 2 of their strengths and describe how they apply them in their lives.
Today you will be accessing the Clifton Strengths Assessment that was produced for Gallup. We will be accessing this through your Family Connections program. You will take the assessment which consists of 76 paired comparison items that requires about 15 minutes to complete. Upon completion, Strengths Explorer will generate a top 3 from the 10 Talents Gallup has identified for you.
Here are the ten strengths:
Achieving Youths especially talented in the Achieving theme like to accomplish things and have a great deal of energy.
Caring Youths especially talented in the Caring theme enjoy helping others.
Competing Youths especially talented in the Competing theme enjoy measuring their performance against that of others and have a great desire to win.
Confidence Youths especially talented in the Confidence theme believe in themselves and their ability to be successful in their endeavors.
Dependability Youths especially talented in the Dependability theme keep their promises and show a high level of responsibility.
Discoverer Youths especially talented in the Discoverer theme tend to be very curious and like to ask “Why?” and “How?”
Future Thinker Youths especially talented in the Future Thinker theme tend to think about what’s possible beyond the present time, even beyond their lifetime.
Organizer Youths especially talented in the Organizer theme are good at scheduling, planning, and organizing.
Presence Youths especially talented in the Presence theme like to tell stories and be at the center of attention.
Relating Youths especially talented in the Relating theme are good at establishing meaningful friendships and maintaining them.
Here are the steps for today's session:
1. Login into your Family Connections account:
3. You are going to take the survey. Remember: you can only take this once, you can not go backwards; and your answers will be saved automatically as you progress.
4. Click on View your full report.
5. Screen shot the image of your 3 Top Themes. Save this.
6. Review your results and see what you think - do you recognize these strengths in yourself? Does this sound like you?
7. Read the Action Items for each theme. Make a note on a "sticky" on your laptop of one action for each theme you could attempt. The goal is for you to carry out this action this coming week and flex that strength muscle. It can be one of these actions suggested or one you create that is similar and fits within the theme.
8. I would like you to download the Student Play Book that is available at the Strengths Explorer opening page. Click on " VIEW YOUR WORKBOOK". This is for your use and I would like you to read through it.
9. On notecards or on the print-out Strengths Themes In My Own Words, write out what the themes mean in your own words.
wednesday sept. 21st: international day of peace
Wednesday, September 21st, is International Day of Peace. The day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks of Peace” which aims to address modern challenges including poverty hunger, and social inequality.
To celebrate, Executive Service Council has partnered with GIN, SAVE, Student Council, and Peace Initiative to bring you the following exciting activities:
Hunger Pledges (with Peace Initiative) - In order to spread awareness of the urgency to end world hunger, you’ll have the opportunity to pledge your support by abstaining from food from 8 am – 3 pm. Participants will receive a special sticker, which they will wear throughout the school day as part of the pledge. A pledge booth manned by Peace Initiative will be set up in the foyer. If you’re interested, please fill in this form.
Paper-crane folding origami (with StuCo & SAVE) - There will be a crane origami activity taking place during lunch in the cafeteria. On each table, there will be recycled paper and instructions for folding paper cranes, which have been symbols of peace for centuries in Japan. Fold as many as you can, and once you're finished place them in the bins on the bottom floor of the cafeteria. There's one bin for each house, so this is also a way to win points for your house! To help with the process, it would be great if you can bring down any used paper to H203. The paper cranes will be hung around the school foyer the next day.
Guest Speaker Lobsand Phuntsok & Documentary film: Tashi and the Monk - 3:15-4:30pm in the iTheater. In partnership with GIN, there will be a screening of his story, Tashi and the Monk, on the importance of peace, followed by a discussion session. Lobsang Phuntsok is a buddhist monk who learned under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and subsequently founded the Jhamtse Gatsal School in Northern India.
VOTD: ? Who wants to submit the "Video of the Day" for Thursday?
Today we will discuss how to use your strengths to your advantage in high school.