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Archive for the ‘Talk Back’ Category

Talk Back 11…Marriage

Posted by murphydl on May 6, 2016

On page 149 of Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie suggests four rules he believes to be true about love and marriage. Create your own list of four rules for  success in love/marriage. Explain why your first rule is the most important. Responses due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 6.


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Talk Back 10…What’s Your Personality?

Posted by murphydl on April 28, 2016

After you complete the 16 Personalities survey, study the results. Then list your results (INTJ-T for example) and your thoughts about the results. Were they accurate? How could you use this information in the future? Responses due 11:59 p.m. today, April 28, 2016.

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Talk Back 9…In Morrie’s Place

Posted by murphydl on April 21, 2016

If you had received the news Morrie did from the doctor, explain what you think your reaction might have been. Responses due Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

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Talk Back 8…Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted by murphydl on April 19, 2016

Navigate to Mitch Albom’s website and read the article “Maybe Charity Critics Deserve Ice Bucket Dump”.  Then respond to the following prompt: List 2 issues that critics have/had with the ALS ice bucket challenge, then explain how Albom answers their concerns. What are your thoughts about the ice bucket challenge or similar social-media directed fundraising?

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Talk Back 7…Most Important HOMs for Your Life

Posted by murphydl on February 17, 2016

We’ve recently finished studying the 16 Habits of Mind. You’ve completed a closure activity in which you’ve identified which habits would be most significant to different groups of people. Which two habits of mind do you think will be most helpful to you in the future? Use their titles (not just numbers) and explain why you’ve chosen those two.

Responses due 11:59 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 17.

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Talk Back 6…Future Plans

Posted by murphydl on January 12, 2016

Ok, I know you’re probably tired of being asked about this, but what are your after-graduation plans? If you’re not sure yet, explain a couple of options you’d like to pursue. How can we best use time in class once a week to help you pursue them? Responses due Tuesday, January, 12, at 11:59 p.m.

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Talk Back 5…Top Hero(es)

Posted by murphydl on December 3, 2015

We just finished reading about our final hero of the semester, Sir Gawain. Rank the four heroes we’ve studied this semester and explain your first and second choices. You possibilities include

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger from the movie Rudy; Geraldine Brooks, who authored Nine Parts of Desire; Beowulf, title character of the epic poem Beowulf; and Sir Gawain of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.

Responses are due by 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, December 4, 2015.

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Talk Back 4…A Higher Call

Posted by murphydl on November 10, 2015

In honor of tomorrow being Veterans Day and as a follow up to the reading of Beowulf, we’re taking a closer look at the warrior code. After reading the article below, comment with the quotation (in quotation marks) from it that was most significant to you and explain its significance. Responses due by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 10.

“Two Enemies Discover a ‘Higher Call’ in Battle”

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Talk Back 3…Last Thoughts about Nine Parts of Desire

Posted by murphydl on October 27, 2015

We have just finished Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks. Describe the most important things you learned from reading this book.

Responses due Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

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Talk Back 2…Thoughts on Marriage

Posted by murphydl on October 1, 2015

Chapter 3 of Nine Parts of Desire will have marriage as its theme. Before we read about the various views and beliefs about marriage in the book, what are YOUR beliefs and opinions about marriage? You might consider whether you imagine marriage to be part of your future, its relationship to love,  its overall importance as a tradition, etc. Responses due Thursday, October 1, at 11:59 p.m.

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