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Andrea Mystrena
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GT Seminar I: Cassandra's Case
After researching and reading about Cassandra's case, write a blog post in which you analyze the ethical dilemma(s) involved in her situation. Weigh in with your opinions, and remember, you don't have to necessarily pick a side. You can, and should, enterta...

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GT I: The Ethics of Autonomous Cars
Write a response to the Wired.com article we read in class. Discuss your opinions on the first scenario (SUV vs Mini Cooper) and the second scenario (motorcyclists with helmet vs without helmet).  Then, discuss whether or not you think the idea to have the ...

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Passion Project: Reflections on your progress
You will be writing a blog post every 2 weeks in which you reflect on your Passion Project progress to date. It should be comprised of your thoughts on your achievements and obstacles and will serve as documentation of what you learn along the way. If you f...

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G&T II: Jeremy Rifkin's Empathic Civilization
After listening to and reading Jeremy Rifkin's thoughts, discuss your own. How can we bring out our "empathic socialibity?" What do you think are the most pressing issues facing humanity as a whole right now? Is it possible we can extend our empathy to the ...

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Passion Project Update
To date, you have had 5 Passion Project days (2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21). We have approximately 8 Fridays left until presentations begin.  Write a reflection on your Passion Project progress thus far.   Your reflection should be an honest account of y...

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Dasani: Invisible Child
Now that we have finished reading the 5-part series about Dasani and her family, I'd like you to write about your honest reactions to the piece. Then, answer the following questions. (Questions via NYT Learning Network) 1. What questions does this piece rai...

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GT Seminar II: Beasts of the Southern Wild
The directions for this blog post are simple: 1) your thoughts/opinions/reactions to the film and its specific scenes and 2) an explanation of how you see this film fitting in to our Humanity unit.

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Passion Project Updates & Reflections
Write a reflection on your Passion Project progress thus far. We are approximately halfway through the project: you have had 8 Passion Project days and you have around 8 left (through early-mid January). Your reflection should be an honest account of your p...

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GT Seminar II: Paradox of the Heart
Reflect on Brian Doyle's  Joyas Voladoras , highlighting your favorite parts/lines. Connect the text to yourself and to the world. Explain how Joyas Voladoras can help us answer our big question, "What does it mean to be human?"

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ROGATE 8: Grades!
Review  my presentation about traditional grading vs. standards-based grading and write a blog post in which you discuss your opinions on grading.  Be sure to address the following: - What is the purpose of grades? (Society/School and your personal opinion)...
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