If you've ever followed my Instagram feed, you know that I have a thing for shopping carts not being put back. Most people I know think that I have an obsession with the carts themselves. That's not the case. My obsession has more to do with the laziness that is displayed when someone doesn't take the extra 30 seconds to put back their shopping cart in the return area. Laziness is like a disease. It spreads if you aren't careful which is why my advice to you today is to "fear laziness". I'll give you an example. One person borrows a camera and some equipment and doesn't put the bag back on the shelf. The next person comes in who also borrowed a bag and does the same thing, "because the other bag was like that on the floor." That's how laziness spreads. It's easy to follow someone else who's lazy because you justify that in your head by saying that the other person did it so it's ok for you to do that too. It's much harder to take the time to actually put the bag back where it belongs. I see this all the time. I see it in the cases of cameras and other equipment just left on the table by the chargers. I see it in the room by all the camera bags. I see it in the camera bags where students don't put back their batteries or mics. Laziness is everywhere and I want each of you to do a better job of doing the harder thing. Break that cycle of laziness and #putitback! For this week's blog post, tell me how you can help to break the laziness cycle in your life. What can you do personally here in school and at home to stop being lazy?
This post isn't about your next topic but I felt it deserved to be recognized and read, if you haven't already. Take a few minutes to read what this student wrote about our topic regarding the domino effect of our decisions. This student "gets it." It's not easy to see why this class is set up the way it is so check it out....
Read it here.
With your PSAs due soon, you're going to start needing to get started on your 4th quarter projects. Yes, you heard me, the 4th quarter projects! Students ALWAYS run out of time in the 4th quarter because they never prepare enough. Now is your chance. What are your plans for your 4th quarter project? You can either work by yourself or work with anyone else in the class, provided that the project is equivalent to the work of two or more students. For example, can you do another PSA or commercial by yourself? Sure! Want to do a PSA or commercial with a group? No chance. The project has to be big enough to warrant the extra help. Hope that makes sense. Explain what your plans are and how you will accomplish them for your final project.
For this week's required blog post, tell me how your latest practice went. You listed three things last time that you were going to do to help your team succeed. Talk about each of those things again but this time, tell me if it worked or not. Were you able to get all three things accomplished?
For Ben M and Tristen, give me an update to your PSA. Where are you at? Ready to film? Filmed already? Lay out the three things you need to do next to get your PSA completed on time.
For our upcoming STN Practice on Saturday, I'd like you to list three things that you will do personally to make sure that your team does their best and meets the deadline. What could you have done better last time? Think back to the first practice and think of 3 things YOU will do to help your team this weekend.
For Tristen and Ben M, you can write about the three things you will do to make sure that your PSA is a success. Same topic, just apply it to your PSA instead.
I currently teach Advanced Media Production, Beginning Media Production, the Yearbook Class, two Intro to Computing - iPad Classes, and I am also the school's technology coordinator. You can say I wear many hats here at CKMS!