1. Finish "Happy"
2. Group activity to deconstruct "The Amazing Adventures..."**
4. Group Seminar Prep
**Group Activity Instructions
Create a butcher paper poster that answers your assigned question. Include evidence from the story to support your claims.
Group 1— What similarity do you see between “the lesson of the moth” and these superheroes? Summarize the similarity then include at least 1 quote from the moth and 2 from "Amazing Adventures" to support your claim.
Group 2 What drives the RLSHs? (hint: not all are driven by same thing) Come up with 2 different motivators for the RLSHs and a quote from the story as evidence.
Group 4 Are these superheroes truly heroic in your eyes? Do you see them as superficial and conforming or unique and noble? Find quotes to support BOTH perspectives (heroic and superficial/conforming)
Group 5: Define Karma Yoga. Do the RLSHs aspire for recognition or does the fact that they intentionally hide their identities indicate that they don’t care about rewards? Find at least two quotes to support your claims.
Lastly, is it bad to want recognition? Do you agree with the concept of Karma Yoga?
HAPPY is an award-winning, feature-length documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY brings to life the science and application of the film’s themes.
1. Review notes from yesterday and where to find instructions for this week's homework
2. Finish yesterday's powerpoint ("lesson of the moth" poem)
3. Watch "Happy" and take notes using this form for a 5 point process grade
4. Discuss the film
JOURNALS will be collected on Thursday, February 20th.
List of required journals
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSENT STUDENTS:
Journal #12 is happening today. If you miss class, you need to make it up. Journal #12 requires you take "Cornell notes" on my power point. Please go through all of the powerpoint, watch the video (we didn't get to the second video on Gratitude) linked in it, However, we did not get to the poem, "lesson of the moth" and will cover that tomorrow. On 2/24, when I collect your journals, I will expect complete notes from all of class content.
Lastly, you'll need to get a copy of the assigned reading "The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones" from me upon return.
Resources for today's class:
1. Take this survey for Samantha Duncan's Hum 10 Globalization project. Please show her respect by taking this survey seriously as her project is dependent on this data. (Help your fellow Osprey produce beautiful work)
2. Review protocol for the SAC
4. Consensus Building
5. Debrief the SAC and Discuss "August, 2026"
6. Journal #10/11 Social Media Final Journal Response Instructions
7. The Friday Show
Honors Book Club Fahrenheit seminar reflection due tomorrow via email.
Begin reading Gatsby. Lunch meeting next week on Wed.
1. ~90 minutes: Social Media SAC prep (Step 1 due Friday by the time class starts!)
2. Ted Talk: How to Buy Happiness
3. Journal #10: Title "How to Buy Happiness" Ted Talk
Why you should listen to him:
Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit and Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Williams and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Norton was a Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. His work has been published in a number of leading academic journals, including Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Annual Review of Psychology, and has been covered in media outlets such as the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
His research has twice been featured in the New York Times Magazine Year in Ideas issue, in 2007 (Ambiguity Promotes Liking) and 2009 (The Counterfeit Self). His “The IKEA Effect: When Labor Leads to Love” was featured in Harvard Business Review‘s Breakthrough Ideas for 2009.
Osprey week meetings today during advisory
Class A ONLY: 1. Speed Dating discussions on "Franny".
2. Whole Class Discussion on "Franny"
3. Journal #9
What role does social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, etc...) play in your life and what is your perspective on the impact it has on the quality of your life?
4. Go over SAC instructions
5. Begin reading and gathering evidence
A. Listen to Alain de Bottom's Success Podcast: "What's a Kinder Way to Frame Success?"
Context to Alain de Bottom:
B. Journal #8: Respond to these three questions
1. While listening, take notes on Alain's main points about mainstream definitions of success compared to how he suggests we should redefine success on our own terms.
2. Which of the podcasts most connected with you?
3. If you had to distill your own definition of success into a "question- title" for this podcast series (like these examples) what would it be?
For your reference- brief summaries of main points of each podcast:
C. Finish Salinger
D. Read these questions on "Franny" and prepare responses to the questions.
1. Take Yearbook Survey
2. Homework for the week!
3. Watch a video clip from Mike Rowe's t.v. show "Dirty Jobs"
4. Listen to Success Podcast #4: Mike Rowe "Are People with Dirty Jobs the most Successful?" + Journal #7
Instructions for Journal #7:
5. Watch ~45-60 minutes of Salinger
6. Work Time Options:
Honors Book Club Deadline Reminders
Friday, February 14th: Complete project proposal
Friday, February 28th: Seminar prep due and seminar (in class)
Monday, March 3rd (via email submission): Seminar reflection
Friday, March 21st: Gatsby project due (If you really need an extension you can have one until at the latest, the 4th BUT highly discouraged due to workload of first week back from spring break!)
Honors Independent Study Deadline Reminders
See- it pays to check my beautiful DP
You have until Tuesday to read "Franny" because on Monday we will be watching the documentary on J.D. Salinger (of which we watched the trailer in class on Friday)
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