Note to EMT students

This is an important notification. Please tell your colleagues to read this announcement so they get the entire message.

 

One of you (elsba) asked if I would call Frank and request an extension on the due date for the packets that are due today. Normally, I would not do this but I have been so pleased with the progress you have all made on gaining mastery of the “Patient Assessment” that I called Frank anyways. Frank said he will extend the due date by one week – “but the packets need to be flawless” when he receives them on November 8th and November 9th.

 

What do I want in return?

 

  1. You have all been encouraging your classmates and friends to donate blood next Wednesday November 8th. I am asking that you really turn up the effort. There is nothing worse than having a blood drive and nobody gives.  There is always a shortage of blood. Remember, statistically each donation saves THREE LIVES Let’s make this years GHA Blood Drive a meaningful success.
  2. Be ready for next Tuesday’s “Detailed Physical Examination Test.” “No assistance page” will accompany the test.
  3. Continue to be the awesome group of student/ incredible human beings that you are.

 

Other information that you might find important:

The link to the Bone break story is below. There will be questions from our “Knowledge Sink” activity on Tuesday’s test.

 

 

Letter of Recommendation Request

Letters of Recommendation Application

This year’s Senior class is outstanding (BEST EVER–ANDY WILL VOUCH!)  and many of you have performed/participated in a way that is noteworthy. I cannot write as many letters of recommendation as I would like – there just isn’t enough time and it is all volunteer work on my part.

 

If you would like me to write you a letter of recommendation please read the following closely.

  1.      I reserve the right to write anybody a letter of recommendation within or outside of this system.
  2.      I will only write five letters of recommendation.
  3.      If you would like to be one of those five, you must first apply to be selected. If you are not, please do not complain.
  4.     To apply you must write an outline with the following information. (bullet points are acceptable). They must be emailed to me by Tuesday October 31st with “Letter of Rec Request” in the subject line.
    1. The name you are using in your applications to college.
    2. Any obstacles you have overcome while you were a student at Galileo.
    3. Relevant life info.
      1. Is a language other than English the primary language spoken at home?
      2. If your family considered “low income”?
      3. Do you qualify for the Federal Free Lunch program?
      4. If applicable, when did you immigrate to the U.S.
      5. What level of school have your parents completed?
      6. Are you the first in your family to go to college?
      7. Are you a native English speaker?

                        D. What you want to study and where you want to go to school and why on
both 
points.
E. What is your GPA?

                        F. What grade did you get in Med Term?

                        G. Why did you participate in the GHA?

                        H. Anything else I need to know.

                        I. Were you an intern or volunteer this last summer, if so – where?

 

If you apply for a letter of recommendation and you are not selected do not take it personally. I have limited time in my personal life to set aside to write these letters. It is not my job, it is a favor I am possibly doing for you. I will select the five applicants. It is always a good idea to have a backup plan if you are not selected.

 

Mr. McDowell

Socially Conscious Music Assignment

Socially Conscious Music Assignment

This assignment explores how popular musicians from all eras address or make reference to social justices, social injustice and public health. These song are referred to as socially conscious songs. You can find socially conscious songs in the music of our contemporaries and in the music of the past. Many communities use music as a means to communicate, reflect or address problems and concerns. Perhaps you are aware of a few.

Guidelines:

  1.  Do not select a song that your classmates are using.
  2. Find a song that has lyrics that address a social justice issue.
  3.  Copy the lyrics – type them out or cut and past.
  4.   Write an insightful one page analysis about why you think this song addresses an important social justice issue, what the artist is saying (message), why you think it is important, what symbols did the artist use to convey the message?
  5.  If your song is selected, be prepared to introduce the song and what it means.

***** Songs must not glorify violence, consumerism or sexism. Songs cannot objectify women or any other person in any way. Songs must not belittle or prejudge groups of people. Cursing is acceptable in the art of the song as long as it is not gratuitous.

Grading Scale

A – B           

  1. Song fulfills all of the above requirements.
  2. Song offers a solution to the problem(s) in the song.
  3. You wrote an insightful analysis of the lyrics.
  4. You have a recording.

B – C           

  1. Song fulfills all of the above requirements.
  2. Song refers to a social justice or public health problem
  3. You wrote an insightful analysis of the lyrics.
  4. You have a recording

 

C – D           

  1. Song fulfills all of the above requirements.
  2. Song refers to a social justice or public health problem/
  3. You wrote an ok or mediocre analysis of the lyrics.
  4. You have a recording

 

Mr. McDowell’s example of a socially conscious song

PRINCE – “Sign of the Times.”

“Sign O’ The Times”

In France a skinny man

Died of a big disease with a little name

By chance his girlfriend came across a needle

And soon she did the same

At home there are seventeen-year-old boys

And their idea of fun

Is being in a gang called The Disciples

High on crack, totin’ a machine gun

Time, time

Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling of a church

And killed everyone inside

U turn on the telly and every other story

Is tellin’ U somebody died

Sister killed her baby cuz she could afford 2 feed it

And we’re sending people 2 the moon

In September my cousin tried reefer 4 the very first time

Now he’s doing horse, it’s June

Times, times

It’s silly, no?

When a rocket ship explodes

And everybody still wants 2 fly

Some say a man ain’t happy

Unless a man truly dies

Oh why

Time, time

Baby make a speech, Star Wars fly

Neighbors just shine it on

But if a night falls and a bomb falls

Will anybody see the dawn

Time, times

It’s silly, no?

When a rocket blows

And everybody still wants 2 fly

Some say a man ain’t happy, truly

Until a man truly dies

Oh why, oh why, Sign O the Times

Time, time

Sign O the Times mess with your mind

Hurry before it’s 2 late

Let’s fall in love, get married, have a baby

We’ll call him Nate… if it’s a boy

Time, time

Time, time

 


Andy’s Example:

Hunting for Witches – Bloc Party

I was sitting
On the roof of my house
With a shotgun
And a six pack of beers, six pack of beers, six pack of beers
The newscaster says the enemy’s among us
As bombs explode on the thirty bus
Kill your middle class indecision
Now is not the time for a liberal thought
So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to roll
I go hunting for
Nineties, optimistic as a teen
Now its terror
Airplanes crash into towers
The Daily Mail says the enemys among us
Taking our women and taking our jobs
The reasonable fool is being drowned out
By the non-stop baying, baying, baying for blood
Fame to go
So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to roll
I go hunting for
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desires
I watched TV and it formed me
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desires
There must be accountability
Despaired and misinformed
Fear will keep us all in place
So I go hunting for witches
I go hunting for witches
Heads are going to
I go hunting for
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desires
I watched TV and it formed me
I was an ordinary man with ordinary desires
There must be accountability
Despaired and misinformed
Fear will keep us all in place

Teen Dreams

Monday’s Assignment

Create a timeline that clearly describes what happens to the Darrin and Natalie as they grow older. Be sure to include the hormones and their effect on our anatomy and our psychosocial behavior.

 

 

Part 1

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTca_S.ONYyZ0ArRAnnIlQ?p=body+story+teen+dreems&fr=yhs-mozilla-002&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002#id=2&vid=bcadfad4eed817a6abb22897208b899b&action=view

 

Part 2

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTca_S.ONYyZ0ArRAnnIlQ?p=body+story+teen+dreems&fr=yhs-mozilla-002&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002#id=3&vid=898b4991a531be71b832fa2c4d3e3866&action=view

 

Part 3

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTca_S.ONYyZ0ArRAnnIlQ?p=body+story+teen+dreems&fr=yhs-mozilla-002&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002#id=4&vid=ecc92e3a30aaf6dba58c1ed52e93b3fc&action=view

 

Part 4

 

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTca_S.ONYyZ0ArRAnnIlQ?p=body+story+teen+dreems&fr=yhs-mozilla-002&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002#id=4&vid=ecc92e3a30aaf6dba58c1ed52e93b3fc&action=view

 


 

Watch this movie and answer the questions below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5BIFEB78zY

 

 

  1. Define

Neurogenesis

Neuroplasticity

Mindfulness

Hippocampus

Cerebral Cortex

Limbic System

 

  1. Describe the actions of the three types of neurocircuitry our brain is able to run.

 

 

  1. What is the “90 Second Rule”? Be specific by using steps to describe the “90 Second Rule” Integrate the following terms:

Sensory System

The Limbic System

Cerebral Cortex – (both inner and outer layers)

Hippocampus

 

 

  1. Are we thinking creatures that feel or are we feeling creatures that think? Explain.

 

 

  1. What is the trick to avoid test anxiety? Explain.

 

 

  1. What is the physiological/biological reason teenage brains are so different? Create a timeline.

 

 

  1. Do you think most teens owe their parents an apology? Yes? No? Explain.

 

 

 

EMT 6th Period EMT/Physio MidTerm Project

  6TH PERIOD          
             
  First Name Last Name First Name Last Name First Name Last Name
1 EBER CASTANON ERIC CHAU KELLY LIU
2 NOLAN PRECIADO MILLY WONG MARIA BRENAMILLAN
3 ELAINE CHEN LINORE RONG
4 LEANNA FONG YOUSRA SEBIAA KAREN YEE
5 SERENA LUONG MICHELLE ALVAREZ JOEY TAM
6 CEDRICA HAMPTON SHEREEN ZEPEDASOLIS
7 JOANNE HUANG SHUYUN (Ivy) LI ANGELA GOMEZ DELEON
8 JAMES LAU SELENA LI MICHAEL NG
9 SI (Jenny) LIU LEO MALDONADO JUAN RESTREPO
10 YOSITA LUKSANACOM ALI (AJ) ZAZI CUIYAN (Allison) CAI

EMT 5th Period EMT/Physio MidTerm Project

5TH PERIOD
First Name Last Name  First Name  Last Name  First Name  Last Name  First Name  Last Name
1 SHAIYENNE AUIMATAGI RACHEL SU-ANG TIVVI NG
2 WENDY LIU CORINA KUANG DARLENE SOMARRIBA NANCY JING
3 KENNIA BLANCO JIANYI (Connie) LI NANCY LUI STANLEY YU
4 ZHIMEI (Melody) HUANG JONATHAN OCHOA DAPING YU KAI-YIN (Barry) CHIU
5 AARON DONG LAITH SULEIMAN TIFFANY LEI MARIA VALENZUELA
6 YATING GAO JOHN YABUT NADIN RASHID ABRIANNE (Abby) BARRERAS
7 VINH HOANG HATTIE LARK-ISSAC BENTON YEE
8 LISA HUANG CONNIE ZHAO KRYSTAL KWONG
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