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Document of Learning #3

“Record a journal entry of how you used one of our in-class focus blocks. What did you accomplish during this time? What did you struggle with? What might be your next step in your focus block? Set a goal.” For the purposes of my post, I’ll be referring to the time we’ve had off for Winter Break rather than a focus block. Among the festivities, this break I’ve had to.. Read More

Document of Learning #2

“What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering you inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain.”   I am absolutely jazzed to say that I have successfully completed my first real interview of this school year! I’ve succeeded in securing and performing an interview where I failed during Eminent, and I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going at the moment. I.. Read More

Part-Time Indian Conflict Paragraph

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Junior’s most significant conflict is with his race and privilege because his struggle with coming to terms with who he really is is negatively impacting his life and relationships. Junior realizes this and transfers to Reardan to try and break the barrier between the community on the reservation and the rest of the world. He wants to become.. Read More

ZIP – Document of Learning #1

“Reflect on your inquiry question and how your understanding is changing, becoming more focused, or is perhaps being reaffirmed by your research. What do you now know that you didn’t know when you started this inquiry?” The research and inquiries I have conducted within the week have made me realize a lot about what exactly the question I created is asking. My question asks “what makes a good text to film adaptation”,.. Read More

R.E.A.L. Success Leadership Seminar Reflection

This week our class spent our lunch hours watching John Maxwell’s How to be a REAL Success. In the beginning, I was sceptical about just what methods or guidelines one was supposed to follow when pursuing success, as I thought that different people could achieve success in different ways. However, upon watching the videos and reflecting in our booklets, I discovered that the path to REAL success is a valid one.. Read More

Zip Proposal – Text to Film Adaptations

“What makes a good text to film adaptation?”   The feeling I get when I hear one of my favourite books is turning into a movie is almost indescribable. A mix of pure elation and anticipation, along with the deep churning feeling that the producers or directors of the movie would completely trash the work of art that I’d come to love. When you’ve experienced reading the words of a great.. Read More

Document of Learning

For my Document of Learning, I’ve decided to focus on the three main parts of my learning centre, why I decided to include them, what purpose I wanted them to serve, and their success during NotN.   Collage The centrepiece of my learning centre was my collage. I used various photos from different aspects and works of Beyoncé. I wanted to make it impactful and aesthetically pleasing. I used black.. Read More

The Conclusion of Eminent – NotN Assessment

I’m standing on the stairs, a tired smile stretched wide across my face as cameras flash and proud parents, teachers and alumni alike celebrate our successful projects. My feet are sore, my throat is hoarse, and a stray piece of tape is stuck to the pad of my thumb. Yet, I’m still standing, tired, but resilient. I revel in the accomplishment my classmates and I have achieved: our first successful Night of.. Read More

Annotated Bi-blog-graphy

Below are the numerous sources I used for my Eminent project on Beyoncé Knowles.   Books: Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story This biography was very insightful, and it delved into Beyoncé’s roots and the origins of her fame and fortune. It helped me get information that I wouldn’t have found elsewhere, and I found it interesting but it could unnecessarily prolong certain events.     Interviews: Beyonce Elle Magazine Cover.. Read More