Friday, November 11, 2011

Cathedrals or Bricks?

Read the story below and answer the questions at the bottom of the post:

"Once there were 3 bricklayers. Each one of them was asked what they were doing.The first man answered gruffly, 'I'm laying bricks.'The second man replied, 'I'm putting up a wall.'But the third man said enthusiastically and with pride, 'I'm building a cathedral.'" --Author Unknown

To summarize, when you face challenges, when you feel discouraged, when you feel like you will never reach success, remember the story of The Three Bricklayers and look at your attitude and visualize the "Big Picture!"

Attitude: "...mastering change rather than allowing it to master you." It's all in your attitude!

See the "Big Picture:" "Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty." William Bennett

1. Briefly describe your first semester story. Have you just laid bricks or have you attempted to build a cathedral? Share your 1st semester story with the rest of the class.

2. What are your GOALS for the rest of this semester as well as next semester? How can you move closer to the completion of that cathedral? What can you do differently? How can you challenge yourself? Inspire your classmates and yourself!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Spectrum of Beliefs - Where do you fall?

Using the picture, the linked video below and any other research you can gather, please answer the following questions:
Why Is It Controversial?
What do you think? Where do you fall on the spectrum and why (Don't Forget The Why)?

**Please make
sure to reads others responses! Your comment should include a conversation with others in Biology.

If you click
on the picture it will link you to a web site describing the beliefs listed in the spectrum. If you would like to watch the 6 minute video (you are not required to watch the video) before you answer the questions, please do so. The video interviews people from all sides of the issue and can be found by clicking on the blue link above.