Every Monday you have had to participate in some public speaking activity, this week I am going to give you a break. This week you just need to listen and take notes. The speaker is Doctor Benjamin Carson, who is the head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is one of the world's most accomplished surgeons and was born into poverty and raised by a single mother. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event held in Washington, DC at the National Cathedral. It is attended by the President of the US and the First Lady. Specifically listen to what he says about the importance and value of education. Think of these questions in relation to your report card you received today:
- How seriously do you take your education?
- Do you understand the value your education has on your future success and the quality of your life?
- Do you believe your grades (and associated G.P.A.: Grade Point Average) are a reflection of how much or how little you value your education?
Homework Activity: I want you to post (first name & class period) your answers to those three questions after watching Dr. Carson speak in the comment section of this blog. The quality of your answer will be reflected in your grade. This homework is due by your next class period on Wednesday.
NOTE: Only about 6 of my students responded to the homework posting assignment for the Stress Management blog which means those that didn't will receive an "F" for that homework assignment given on last Friday and due by this Monday. That is UNSAT folks. If we are going to bring you into the 21st century, you have to learn to incorporate technology into your learning process. Remember the video SHIFT HAPPENS...With the snowday you have until Wednesday to make that Stress Management posting as well or you keep the grade of "F".