ciling, however, I consider when school
is going to start and end, when we will be
Pencil and calendar;are;the;important
words;here,;representing;a;marriage;be-tween reality and flexibility. Writing the
syllabus as an organic guide, i.e., one that
can be changed as life changes. Chiseling
a syllabus in stone does not allow erasing.
adjacent to the column labeled Week/
Date, comes the heading of the second
column. Literature heads the fourth col-umn,;Writing;the;fifth;column,;Activities
column headings reflect how KONOS organizes units.
Rationale Behind Heading
determines, for example, if a Patience
There should be a balance of units
Availability of resources, such as a ride
in;a;private;plane;or;attendance;at;a;Na-tive American Tribal Council, determines
when to schedule a Trust Unit about flight
or an Attentiveness Unit about Indians.
individual writing assignments, based
be meaningful and should increase the
ed to every subject to merely “fatten”
each study. If activities do not enhance
learning, cut them out. Who has time
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Johnny is a constant motion machine.
Tom cries in frustration over minor matters.
Susie forgets what she has just learned.
Ken has such anxiety that he is developing tics.
You need to sit with Carl to ;nish any work!
What is going on?
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If activities do not
enhance learning, cut
them out. Who has