ENG 3U: Word Matter

I once had a friend who regularly told me he was impressed by neither writers nor filmmakers. Whenever we talked about a great flick, or I mentioned a book I was reading, he would dismiss the creativity of the work as irrelevant. He would say something like “Big deal. A story about some half-sized human travelling…

21st Century Learning: Gamification vs. Games for Learning

Gamification Games for Learning  a top-down structure that is imposed on existing content navigating through the course is done through game-like mechanics (an avatar who moves from lesson to lesson) “badges” are used to indicate student progress in smaller chucks than traditional feedback (“Congratulations! You won the ‘Young Queen Victoria’ badge!”) tends to reinforce extrinsic…

ENG 3U: Misunderstandings, Part II

Yesterday, we examined act I scene v. In the first half of today’s class, we need to consolidate our understanding of this crucial scene. each group that watched scene v needs to share their findings. Each group member should leave with examples of deception and misunderstanding from scenes ii through v. the remaining students need…

ENG 3U: It Is All Just a Big Misunderstanding…

Today, I want you to identify examples of one of the cornerstones of comedy–misunderstanding–in Twelfth Night. Whether they be in the form of mistaken identities (the movie Date Night, for example),disguises (Mrs. Doubtfire) or miscommunication (basically, every romantic comedy ever made), misunderstandings make comedy work. The steps: First, we will read act I scene iv as a class. In…

ENG 3U: Introduction to Twelfth Night

I need to (finally) show you a high quality version of the 4U tutorials I tried to show yesterday. We need to briefly examine the ENG 3U Toolkit at the top of this page. The toolkit features links to videos clips from Twelfth Night; these videos should help you understand the play, especially if you…

ENG 3U: Twelfth Night Schedule

Monday Nov 17 Tuesday Nov 18 Wednesday Nov 19 Thursday Nov 20 Friday Nov 21  Comedy Lecture Act I scene i Act I scenes ii-iv Act I scene v Handmaid’s tutorial/Act II scene i-ii Tutorial prep (1st half of class) Remaining Tutorials (2nd half of class)  PD Day Monday Nov 24 Tuesday Nov 25 Wednesday Nov 26 Thursday Nov 27 Friday Nov 28 Act II scene iii in class scene iv…

CHW 3M: Becoming a Monk

Becoming a Monk from Mr. Paiva)   Read pages 503-506 and complete one of the activities below. Please remember that this is an in-class task, so it does not need to have the level of sophistication of an assignment. Option 1: construct a small one-sided pamphlet that will entice others to join your Monastery. Include the following:…