I am from Evanston, Illinois. I am currently attending Global Citizenship Experience (GCE). This is an alternative high school located in Chicago, Illinois. I had been attending Evanston Township High School through my freshman year and part of my Sophomore year. I have always been an alternative learner, in that I have benefited most from classrooms where teachers used more "hands-on learning" strategies versus the more traditional methods of teaching. I found myself very frustrated with traditional public school. Since attending GCE (November, 2011), I have had the opportunity to reshape my educational experience. I love learning and learn best when I am able to fully involve myself in the subject matter.
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In the last unit of our Who Am I? course we had to create our own dream catchers. Before this final step we had to read a series of different texts that define dreams, learn and understand the mechanics of metaphors, write down and tell someone we trust a dream we had, and finally create [...]
I learned that the process of developing a guiding question is not easy. It takes a lot of thought and practice. I had to rework my question many times before I felt happy with it. There are many guidelines that make a question good and worth answering that I also had to follow and refer [...]
Written on March 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Categories: Who Am I?
In our second unit of the Who Am I? course we had to read and define texts about individual and collective memory. The whole purpose of this action project was to tell a story that would transport the reader back in time; we had to become time machines, and use different senses to re-create a [...]
In the first unit of our Who Am I course we were told to listen to three This I Believe essays and write our own essay based on what we strongly believe. It took me a while to think of something to write about because there is a lot I believe in, but I decided [...]
Written on January 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm
Categories: Who Am I?
Last July, Gina and I went to Colorado to work and volunteer at Mission Wolf. We went with a group called the Road Less Traveled which is an organization for kids 14-18 that leads them on service and adventure trips around the world. They have many different options for places you can go. The trips [...]
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