ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, I'M NOT AN EEJIT, BUT ARE YOU?..................................................................Probably

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Harkness discussion #2


As part of our novel study, we have just engaged in a second Harkness discussion! Please listen and enjoy. Most of the issues we have addressed are part of the second part of the book, middle age. This time, we had to keep our strategies for success that we used last time, in mind, to ensure a successful discussion. We did our best to make the conversation feel open, so the quieter people in the group felt they could add to our conversation. The more talkative people (I am guilty for this), kind of dominated this conversation. However, we gave others the opportunity to add, before we let the talkative people speak. I would say the best moment of our conversation was the end (Ten minutes), when we were all talking about why Matt was cloned, or in other words, what was he here for? Everyone had great points at this timestamp. I would say our main goal for the next discussion is to silence the more talkative people a bit (I am a bit of a wreck when it comes to this). They silenced the quieter people and dominated the conversation. That's a bit sad if you ask me.

That's all for now, have a great day. We'd love to hear your thoughts too. Keep in mind, spoilers or inappropriate posts will not be posted.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

H.O.T.S challenge #1!

To further immerse ourselves in the world of The House Of The Scorpion, we made a travel brochure for the country, Opium, where most of the book takes place. We decided on the various images, as they best represent the setting we imagined while viewing Matt's journey through his life as a clone. The map describes some of the more scene specific places we have viewed so far, and where they are in relation to everything. Thank you for viewing our work!

Harkness Discussion

Hello, world! As part of our House Of The Scorpion novel study, we engaged in a Harkness discussion. You can listen to it above. To make it successful, we had to keep the quieter people in our group active in the conversation. We did this by asking open-ended questions that required more than a yes or no answer. We also had to keep the more talkative people in our group in mind. Luckily, no one talked too much. If you listen to the recording, you can probably agree that the beginning of the conversation was our most engaging part. Everyone was talking and sharing their ideas. For the next conversation, it is a good idea to make sure nobody is cut off by anyone else, and that someone is always talking, so we don't get dead air.