Friday, April 7, 2017

The Anchors are Coming, the Anchors are coming




Preparations for this year's Anchors are underway.  We are considering refreshments, after party, ticketing options, and more.  We expect this year's event to be as well attended as last year's. Please stay tuned so when tickets go on sale you are ready.  This blog will update when tickets go on sale.  You can also get more updates by subscribing to our Facebook page.
The Anchors are scheduled for May 26th and all films will be handed in by May 20th. Film submission forms are due by May 12th.  If anyone has any questions please contact Dan Wolotsky, dwolotsky@falmouthschools.org or John Rioux, jrioux2017@falmouthschools.org.

Monday, March 20, 2017

All your research comes down to essential questions

Currently there are a lot of research projects going on at FHS.  The Public Policy Paper, critical analysis of Frankenstein or Jane Eyre, and issues in technology are just a few of the research tasks our students are in the midst of.  For all research, we encourage our students to develop an essential question.  An essential question gives purpose for your work and helps the student to define their learning task.  Below is a rubric we have shared with students to help them develop strong essential questions.

Yoda (A)
Your Essential Question:
-Can not be answered in a few sentences or even paragraphs
*Seeks an understanding of something that matters to us
-Requires expertise to answer. Students must create their own answers and construct their own meaning.
-Has an answer that is debatable
- Answers to the essential question may reveal deep ironies and/or paradoxes

Have Flavor Will Travel(B)
Your essential question:
-Can not be answered in a few sentences or even paragraphs
-Has an answer that is debatable
-Requires expertise. Students must create their own answers and construct their own meaning.

Solid Citizen (C)
Your essential question has two of the following three traits:
-Can not be answered in a few sentences or even paragraphs
-Has an answer that is debatable
-Requires expertise. Students must create their own answers and construct their own meaning

Slack (D)
Your question does not require an in depth explanation and can be answered easily.  To answer your question, one could spend minimal time on the internet and be done.

*The difference between an A and a B

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Coffee House Survey

Ever since I began working at Falmouth High School there has been talk of adding a coffee house.  We are talking about it again and hope we can get your input to help guide our decisions.  Please fill in this survey, it only take a few seconds as it is only 3 closed response questions.