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November 5, 2012 / Laura Pasquini

Week 11: Lessons on Wellness

This week our #ugstJOUR class we will dive into a variety of topics that involve wellness and well-being discussed in the College Success textbook Chapter 10 . In pairs, you will design a virtual lesson plan blog post that will inform and educate peers in this class on a topic you have picked. The lesson plan will include the following components:
  1. OBJECTIVE: Lesson Objective/Purpose – “At the end of this lesson, learners will be able to…”
  2. VIDEO/PRESENTATION: At least ONE (1) Visual – Video, PPT, or Prezi relevant to the topic (Hint: Feel free to search on TED Talks, YouTube, Vimeo, SlideShare or Prezi) – for your classmates to watch/view. You will have to embed this presentation or video into your blog post lesson plan.
  3. FACTS/INFORMATION: Key points and facts about your topic – summary, short paragraphs and bullet points are welcome. This should include at least 7-10 factual statements and ideas on your topic.
  4. REFLECTION: Post a statement and/or series of questions for your classmates to blog about. The required words will be 250 minimum, so consider what you hope students will learn and reflect about (tie this into your lesson objective in #1). You can include a quote, question, activity, quiz or statement to prompt for the blog post.
  5. POST YOUR LESSON: Please put your lesson plan on BOTH of your blogs – yourself and your partner will have the same blog post; however it will be cross-posted on yours AND your lesson plan partners blog. Please indicate on your post who created this lesson. ALL LESSONS are DUE by Friday, November 9th at 11 pm CDT.
  6. BLOG RESPONSES due by Monday, November 12th at 11 pm CDT. Everyone will respond to one of the Wellness Lesson Plan blog posts. Your response will be on YOUR OWN WordPress blog. Please be sure to reference the Wellness Lesson include a hyperlink to the post you are referring to IN YOUR RESPONSE blog post. These responses must be 250 words minimum, and can include any media (video, images, etc) that best support the reflection for this lesson.
EXAMPLE LESSON BLOG POST
Let’s Begin…
The purpose of this module is to have you reflect, in detail, about your week, where your time goes and how to write a smart to-do list.   By making a list and reflecting on your time, you will be able to accurately shift your priorities to other items instead of wasting time.

Watch

  1. What is on your to-do list? These are small tasks that you need to accomplish.
  2. Take 1-2 minutes to write down everything you need to do the next week. This can be for school, work, or other.
  3. Now that you have a list of things to do – take a minute to circle the top 5 things you will want to work on and rank them by importance.
  4. Finally, identify the things you will need to accomplish within these top 5 priorities to allow you to complete these this next week. Break down the task into sub-tasks.
Think
  1. What is on your to-do list? These are small tasks that you need to accomplish.
  2. Take 1-2 minutes to write down everything you need to do the next week. This can be for school, work, or other.
  3. Now that you have a list of things to do – take a minute to circle the top 5 things you will want to work on and rank them by importance.
  4. Finally, identify the things you will need to accomplish within these top 5 priorities to allow you to complete these this next week. Break down the task into sub-tasks.
Dig Deeper

Our time is limited, so sometimes you have to limit your time. Every person has a fixed amount of time per week – 168 hours.  Most of the time we don’t realize how we use this time and where all our time goes.

Consider how your time you use each week. Write down your week schedule planner to map out what your next week looks like. You will want to fill in class time (lecture, labs, etc), reading, homework, part-time job hours, social events, sleep, and just hanging out.

To get a more accurate estimate, you might keep track of how you spend your time for a week by jotting it down in your planner or on a calendar.  Take a look at your planner, mobile calendar or schedule. Estimate the amount of time spent on each item or activity listed below.  Once you have this amount, multiply it by seven.  This will give you the total time spent on the activity in one week.  After each item’s weekly time has been calculated, add all these times for the grand total.  Subtract this from 168, the total possible hours per week.

168 Hours in 1 Week

Eat: Sleep: In Class: Homework:
Commute: Job/Volunteering: Social/Other: On the web:

Now that you see where your time goes, please show this graphically in a pie chart or another visual infographic to demonstrate your time use. Here are some online tools:

http://visual.ly/    http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx  http://chartpart.com/

…And Finally

TO BLOG: 

Share your visual time. Where does your time go? How can you take back YOUR calendar? How can you TAKE BACK your time? Reflect in your space with 250 words minimum how you will improve your schedule and manage your time.

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