Protected: How our Insignificant Actions can Affect Others

1 03 2008

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9 02 2008

I was looking for a place to put our student discussions – and found a free spot over at

Room for 100MB of audio – so I can host my “podcasts” (though I don’t know if sporadic, once a month or less publications count as official podcasts).

Check us out – you can subscribe via iTunes or go to and get it from there.

Graffiti Wall

27 11 2007

Our topic of assets took on a new look today as students wrote about how their families show support to them. The picture below is the result of our labors.

If you are a student of mine (or anyone’s), please respond to what you see.

  • Does it make sense?
  • Can you read any of it?
  • What would you add to it?
  • What is your FIRST impression/overall feeling of it?

Graffiti of Family Support

Assets Checklist Results

13 11 2007

Both our 7th/8th grade and our 9th grade social skills classes completed the Developmental Assets Checklist last week, and I have published the results online in a Google Spreadsheet. You may notice some interesting differences in the age groups.

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

Here is the spreadsheet

Social Skills Satisfaction Survey

3 11 2007

Contrary to popular belief, I do care what you think of what goes on in my classroom.  Here is your chance to say a few things about that (and not get in trouble for it)!

Please click the link below to be taken to my survey. Remember, you will need the password from Mr. Malcore to participate.

Your responses are completely ANONYMOUS. That means I won’t know who said what (just that someone from my class said it) .

Click Here to take survey

Thanks so much for taking part!

– Mr. Malcore

Extra Curricular participation and Success in School

21 10 2007

Since I’ve chosen to take several weeks out of the school year to focus on an activty requiring students to look closely at an extra-curricular activity, I was wondering: is there any data out there that would suggest a correlation between increased participation in extra-curricular activities and success in academics?

Students are required to interview advisors and members of specific extra-curricular activities and then report on them.  The hope is that, given a little knowledge about activities that are out there, students may be more inclined to participate in them (and then maybe have a greater bond with school and subsequently more success).  Maybe it’s a stretch.

Any thoughts?

Here is the lesson plan: Extra-Curricular Documentary