ENGLISH 1A – 7PM

7-7:10PM:  Instead of the usual intro….  Let’s talk about next year.  What do you want?

For tonight’s page…  Think about systems and practices you have in place to get you to what you want.

7:10-7:30PM:  Goals and how we get ourselves to satisfying them….  HOW?

FTP:  More than a how…. Understanding of self and seeing what you envision as truth before even the first step toward it, that’s what should be thought.

7:30-7:50PM:  Tom Foreman…..  What is he communicating in his book so far?

-For me… it’s Newness.  Something developing from what’s around you, and surprising yourself with new steps and new music about your day.

7:50-8:10PM:  What does it take to be a runner, to push yourself to do something  (Doesn’t have to be running…)?

-It doesn’t “take” anything, in my opinion.  You do it, or you don’t.

8:10-8:20PM:  What ONE idea connects all three of these books?  Sedaris, Irby, Foreman…..

Ideas:

-Relatability

-Observation

-Where you are, what you’re doing

-Heroism

-Kindness

-Truth

-Family

-Love of one’s own story

-Love

-Fear

-Strength

-(YOUR IDEA HERE…)

8:20-8:30PM:  CLOSE….  What’s on tonight’s page?

ASSIGNMENT:  Keep reading Mr. Foreman’s book.  I recommend having it done by the end of next week.  Start working on the prompt above, the ‘one connecting idea’….  Your final paper of the semester will be a position on this one idea.  Start brainstorming, playing with ideas.

ASSIGNMENT:  Look at all the research you’ve done on the three authors.  Your final paper will require THREE outside sources to support your position.  And, a works cited page.  For now though, just gather all your research.

129 Comments Add yours

  1. mikemadigan says:

    Stop for a minute, with tonight’s plan. Tell us about what you want. Forget GOALS.. just you, and where you WILL be.

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  2. beysaira abundiz says:

    His someone that motivates people!

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  3. I think Tom Foreman is a real family man, he runs not just for himself but for the passion he has with his family and his own well being.

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  4. I will be one step closer to being who I strive to be, as a person, mother and wife.

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  5. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    I just want to be happy and healthy and i want the people around me to be the same. i want to be able to make a difference in peoples lives and even if i dont change the world. if i can make a difference in one persons life then thats good enough for me because that can have a ripple effect

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  6. beysaira abundiz says:

    I want a break from paying bills lol

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  7. mikemadigan says:

    No more repetition … New routes, new ways, new days.

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  8. mikemadigan says:

    Tom Foreman shows us that EVERYTHING is attainable.

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  9. mikemadigan says:

    Running is just a symbol, not the entire book’s intention or point.

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  10. I will be managing a vineyard and being happy in my career.

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  11. I feel him to be like a motivational speaker. He goes for what he wants and doesn’t quite no matter what.

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  12. Michael Pearson says:

    I can say of what it takes to run a marathon through a story of one of my own. I remember running the San Francisco marathon, it was the first time I ran a race close to home so I was pretty jazzed to know the some of my family was going to show up to cheer me on. SO we take off and one of the highlights/ low lights for me is running across the Golden Gate Bridge. Now mind you the close down half of it for us runners, so we get to run in the middle of the bridge. Well I wasn’t being to careful and I stepped on one of the expanders wrong, they were very slippery. Well I knew I had twisted something or was a little hurt but not to bad so I push on(this is just mile 5). Well up and down the hills through golden gate park I am in the zone. Then we hit mile 14 and that is when it just becomes running through the residences, also when the marathon becomes tedious. More importantly for me that is when I realize that my foot is hurt and swollen. Well I already made it past the half way point so with only 12 miles left I just keep running, each step closer I get a; excited that I am going to finish and b; more sure that something is wrong with my foot. Yet I just keep going. TO make the story a little shorter I will tell you I did finish the marathon in 4 hours and 16 minutes. The next day I make an appt. with the doctor and it turns out I fractured my foot. So I got to run 21 miles with a broken foot . That is the kind of dedication it takes to finish a marathon.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Please write more about this! Awesome!!

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      1. Michael Pearson says:

        Don’t worry there will be plenty of stories in my final paper.

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  13. mikemadigan says:

    My 2 month-old keeps distracting me with cute looks and sounds… sorry if I’m slow to respond or “Like”.. I’ll post a picture after class.. Adorable little sh/t.

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    1. OMG thats adorable, I love babies.

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  14. beysaira abundiz says:

    Take it step by step because everything is possible it just takes time!

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  15. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    i think to be a runner or to do anything you just need to start doing it and it takes commitment

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  16. Anahiolazo says:

    It takes motivation to initiate anything

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  17. duncankindopp says:

    To be good at anything it takes a daily commitment to work on it in order to improve and a certain intent in every repetition.

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  18. Yea to be runner you don’t have to actually be a run but as long as you keep going to pursuing your goal.

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  19. mikemadigan says:

    When you’re tested and pained, challenged, the writing is more lively and rich.

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  20. To be a runner you definitely need discipline!

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  21. mikemadigan says:

    THE RUNNING IS JUST A SYMBOL!!!! Look further into the reading… Anything you want takes special consideration, commitment, self-containment.

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  22. mikemadigan says:

    Whatever you want, ask yourself, “Am I deserving of that aim?”

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  23. kaylinromo says:

    To be a runner (or anything we wish to be) we need discipline, positive attitudes, and motivation.
    Discipline, to do the work, even we feel tired or “not in the mood”, positive attitudes for when we don’t know how things are gonna play or if we will get the desired outcome, yet hope for the absolute best, and motivation to get all of the work done and stay ready for anything that’ll come up with achieving our “movement”.

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  24. juliakreed9 says:

    I think being a runner is more of a mental state. Obvious there is intense physical aspect…. but I think running (or any intense sport really) is all aboht mental strength. How far can you push yourself are you able to ignore the urge to stop, push past the pain? being able to push yourself mentally like that will flow into other aspects of your life without you even realizing it. I think it’s a very healthy thing in many reasons

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Examples from the reading?

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  25. I think that the one ides that connects all three is that they love their own story , the don’t care if its ugly or pretty the speak it and love it.

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  26. Michael Pearson says:

    I think to do anything that you want it just takes the sheer determination to just keep going no matter what.

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  27. ethonn says:

    I mean I do think it takes something to push yourself to do something. Probably not much, again you just have to surround yourself with things you love and people who care about you and your success. If you surround yourself with negative energy, you’re going to feel held back. You just have to not be lazy and have a routine.

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  28. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    i think the one idea that connects all three of these is “experience”

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Yes!! And the value/educating nature of experience…. like right now, battling with the 2 month-old, going back and forth from him and these laptop keys, one of the most enriching lessons of my year so far.

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  29. mikemadigan says:

    Let’s close it up….. What’s on tonight’s page??

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  30. Another similarity they all have is perseverance and growth.

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    1. beysaira abundiz says:

      I think that the one ides that connects all three-story is Love because they the three-book talks and shows the love they have for their writing!

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  31. mikemadigan says:

    Consider LOVE as a dominant idea across the three books!!!

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  32. mikemadigan says:

    For tonight’s page…. Assess self more. Are you doing what you need to, to reach what you want?

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  33. For tonights page, finish the book and really focus on how I can continue to motivate and push myself on where I want to be.

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  34. One idea would be they all have a lesson to teach

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  35. kaylinromo says:

    I completely agree. with Sedaris, Irby, and Foreman, they all just do whatever brings them contentment and fulfills true self love and acceptance to be and do whatever they choose without allowing the obstacles interfere.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Yes! And, they do whatever they have to for peace and more understanding of self.

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  36. beysaira abundiz says:

    For tonight page finish reading the book and start making a outline!

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  37. Steve says:

    What I want next from next year is a better understanding of what I’m supposed to be doing, like being more productive with my time. My goal is stay on track with my plans and the only way to doing that is perseverance to do every step as need be on the way to my goals. Tom is basically explaining his trials and where he’s at in the current time of him he is speaking about. You need adaptability in my opinion with perseverance because if your not persevering with what your (trying until you have done it) and adapting to how or a way you need to do it then you’t make that task or goal come true. Love of one’s own story is what I think connects all three books the most.

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  38. Tonights page, teach yourself more often!

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  39. Michael Pearson says:

    What ONE idea connects all three of these books?
    Teaching/Learning: through their stories and more importantly through your own.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I like that! They’re telling us to learn from what we’ve lived..

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  40. kaylinromo says:

    For tonights page, take time to understand what is in “my way” and come up with a way to work around it to get myself to achieve my movement.

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  41. beysaira abundiz says:

    Goodnight Everyone baby is calling me lol 😆

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  42. kaylinromo says:

    Goodnight everyone!

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