Ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in modern history, Jackie Joyner-Kersee won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in track and field events at four different Olympic Games over 16 years. She is a motivational speaker and goodwill ambassador for the role of athletics in building character and offering opportunities to youth, and the most famous athlete to acknowledge struggling against asthma.
"The glory of success has less to do with wins and losses than it does with the knowledge at the end of the day that there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal."--Jackie Joyner-Kersee
"I’m doing my very best to put all my energy into it, for I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort — and disappointment and perseverance."— Vincent van Gogh, letter to Theo van Gogh, 9 September 1882.
Dutch: "Ik doe al mijn hed en kracht achler te gellen,
want ik verlang en zo vlesh maar mooie dingen te
maken, maar mooie dingen krackten moeten --
en teleurstelling en voelharden."
Original manuscript Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands inventory nos. b251 a-b V/1962.
Sharing your information in a variety of modes--text, oral, and visual--creates a deeper experience for readers and viewers. Think of the best way to present and share your research that appeals to you and will hold the attention of your audience. What will be most effective for you?
Whichever method you choose to communicate, you need to follow some guidelines. These are skills you will be called upon to use in school and beyond--
Organization & Sequencing—Create a presentation an audience can follow from one topic to the next: idea-to-idea, scene-to-scene.
Graphics & Visual Aids—illustrations, artifacts, headlines, and captions add to the presentation and show care in preparation.
Fluency—Plan & practice to provide a high quality experience for viewers; high confidence, strong voice, technology tools used to good effect, no arguments or distractions.
Relevance—Review information for accuracy; be a “local expert” on the subject. Presentation stays on topic.
Creativity—Present information in a new or interesting way or deliver an “Oh, wow!” moment.
Acknowledge Sources—Identify sources of information for further investigation or study and thank others (authors, classmates, teachers) for help.
Review the proverbs and your reflections in your journal, the discussion board, or in emails to Mr. D. you’ve recorded since the beginning of the year and select the proverb or reflection most meaningful to you.
Copy and paste your best reflection in an email to Mr. D., or type it based on your journal notes to include it in your research unit progress report.
Please spend a moment writing about your experience with research so far this year. Please answer in complete sentences, as I will be sharing your thoughts with your families in progress reports and I imagine you will want to present your thoughts in a way that will instill pride in your family.
Please choose one to respond to in writing, or compare and contrast two of the quotes. You may respond via the Add Comments link, e-mail me for private reflection, or share in your personal journal.
“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Harper's Monthly, 1912
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
--Alexander Graham Bell, 1901
How They Succeeded by Orison Swett Marden
We will use Thrively for research and student self-paced activities:
Login: student number (8 digits, no @richland2.org)
Welcome Passcode: ybltt1
You will be able to set your own password.
Be thoughtful about what you will use for your password.
Enjoy the new possibilities of Thrively!
Several students have had difficulty when they encounter a video in the Thrively Survey. This is the video--