Mr. Met

Mr. Met
email: mrstelzner@gmail.com OR jeremy.stelzner@mcpsmd.net

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

conclusion of film

Please view the conclusion of the film (after class) and complete the capture sheet for next class

-remember to read chapters 1-4 and keep working on your projects!!

video



If you want to see the actual documentary about the crew of the Memphis Belle you can view that one below!!!!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

What are my responsibilities Mr. Stelzner?

Great question!!

If you look back at the class syllabus you will find that you are responsible for all of the class material (whether you're in class or not).  If you happen to miss class for a college visit or some other kind of excused absence, that is not a problem, sincerely. However, it is your responsibility to make up the material that you missed. 

Good luck with the projects and see me with any questions

Stelzner

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Final Satire Project

Hey class

  Hope all is well on the application front.  I'm sure you feel a bit relieved that the poetry essay is done.  I'm glad.  Well I don't want anyone to get too idle, it's not like it's second semester senior year yet.  A new link has been added to the link section--" Final Satire Project Rubrics"

 You will find 6 different rubrics for a number of categories here-  You can choose how you want to communicate to me your understanding of satire and how satirical messages are communicated to an audience.  Some questions you may have...

Can you work in groups?  Sure why not, as long as you keep it between 2-4 people per group

Can we work with people in another class?  Yes, as long as they have Mr. Stelzner as a teacher

How long does it need to be? As long as it takes to effectively communicate the satire

What if we want to use a format that has no rubric?  Just let me know what the plan is and I'll write a new one for you

How do I know what to satirize?  Try to focus on a social, political, pop-culture, educational topic that really bothers you, makes you mad, annoys you etc....  that's always a good place to start.

What if I have no equipment?  If you decide you want to film something I have cameras, tripods and editing equipment for your use

Hey, Stelzner.... should I leave this for the last minute?  I would advise against it-- we start Catch 22 on October 16 so I would get moving on this if I were you

*YOU HAVE ALMOST A MONTH FOR THIS!!!

Have fun with it and let me know if you have any questions

Stelzner

Monday, October 2, 2017

Update on Turnitin.com

The system has been placed back online.  You can begin to submit your papers ASAP.  Thank you to everyone who reached out for details and sent copies of your work digitally to me

I apologize for the inconvenience and thank all of you for your patience.

Stelzner

Saturday, September 30, 2017

turnitin.com

Students,

  There are some issues with the Blair turnitin.com account at the moment.  The school is working to remedy the problem but there is a strong likelihood that the system will not be online by Monday morning.  I am waiting to hear more from the school's system administrator and turnitin.com

I will post any updates on the site as they happen.  For now, just plan on having a printed copy of your work for class for the deadline

email me with any questions

Stelzner

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Essays

I was really pleased with how receptive everyone was during our class review of appropriate research material and essay composition.  Please, please, please, if you need guidance during the next couple of weeks on either your poetry essay or your "This I Believe" narrative....

Come and see me
Send me an email
Or a homing pigeon, or send up a flare or telegram....

JUST COMMUNICATE- I really want to help

Stelzner

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome Aboard!

Seniors

  This is mrstelzner.com!  Your one stop shop for all things Honors English this year.  The website will give you access to our class homework calendar, class handouts, videos, and various writing reference tools to help you out as we go.

 As I mentioned on the first day I am available to help out during both lunches in 158 or 165.  If you want me to look over your work before submission, whether it's essays for my class, or college essays or anything else you happen to be working on I am more than happy to do so.  Email me!  The email addresses are posted right under Mr. Met.

 Finally, I am really looking forward to getting start and have tried to put together an exciting semester for everyone.  I want nothing more than for all of you to be successful this term.  Ask questions.  Stay engaged.  Work hard.  I promise I'll do the same.

Stelzner