Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Follow-Up Project Implicit Results: Due by next class after Labor Day


ACTIVITY: Blog Post (drop down menu: anonymous; 1st name only)
What are the implications of the tests, your results, and the articles?

Implications can focus on the following:
Relationship to Reason
Biases, Labels, & Stereotypes
Experimentation in Human Sciences

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blog Post: Homework Due Saturday 8/27/16 11:59 am

Write a thoughtful commentary on the article based on the following:

Article Link

*Big Ideas from Reason Chapter
In class discussions on Lateral Thinking & Fallacies
*Other IB Classes
*Pose a possible knowledge question

Possible Question Stems to Help You from Mr. Pavlat:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Homework: Monday by 7 am (1st name only; anon)

Explore~Note-Take~Connect to Sense Perception and/or Language Chapter~Post

Group One

Credits: www.

Group Two


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Collective Wisdom from SAC on Language

6/20/16 11:59 pm
Final Due Date for Whole Essay
Pleasing Design to Turnitin

. “… our knowledge is only a collection of scraps and fragments that we put together into a pleasing design, and often the discovery of one new fragment would cause us to alter utterly the whole design” (Morris Bishop). To what extent is this true in history and one other area of knowledge?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Next Two Weeks

~Structured Academic Controversy Documents: Shared by 7 am on 5/27/16

~Language Notes and e-Reflections will be graded/returned by the 1st class next week.

~Essay Planning Templates will be marked electronically and sent back to you via email ASAP.

~2 Body Paragraphs are due on 6/3/16 by 11:59 pm-Turnitin

~Week of 6/6/16 Finish Essays; Dip Toes in Reason & Emotion (summer assignments coming)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

What is on the horizon?

The month of May is hectic for both IB Student & IB Coordinator!
 I want to thank you for your patience and understanding!

We have thoroughly explored sense perception through group presentations.
Our task on Monday is to debrief, discuss, reflect, and celebrate!
Make sure you bring your notes you took from watching your classmates present.

It is time to make our segue to the Language Chapter!  Notes due 5/17/16
e-Reflection: Sense Perception due 5/17/16
Pleasing Design Essay: We will work on the body of the essay

Monday 5/9/16:  Eat A Lunch-I will be in the room from 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Wednesday 5/11/16: Eat A Lunch-I will be in the room from 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Friday 5/13/16: IB Olympics!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

8 Absent Students

It’s not enough to open the window
To see the fields and the river.
It’s also not enough to not be blind
To see the trees and the flowers.
It’s also necessary to not have any philosophy at all.
With philosophy there are no trees, there are only ideas.
There’s only each of us, like a wine-cellar.
There’s only a shut window and the world outside it;
And a dream of what you could see if you opened the window,

Which is never what you see when you open the window.*

  • Does this quote agree or disagree with the text?  Explain your thinking.
“Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light”