Rowan Zawadzki 6th Meet
Complete one of these sheets for each meeting day. If you missed the meeting, hand it in with ‘missed meeting’ written on it.
- I contributed the following to the planning process today:
I printed off all of the forms with Shubham and Mr. Salsbury. Then, in block five, Shubham and I handed out all of them to the grade 9 stein members.
I rate my contributions as 4/5
- I encouraged others today by (name and how you encouraged):
I encouraged Shubham, saying how he has done a great job in organizing the trip, especially with editing the forms.
I rate my encouragement has 4/5
- The constructive criticism I provided today is:
I reminded Shubham that we had to log out of the copy machine before we left, he showed me how to log out since I couldn’t find the button.
I rate as 4/5
- I demonstrated strong and compassionate listening by
I listened to the equipment committee and Mr. Salsbury teach us how to use the compact stoves. I thought it’s interesting how there is no external fuel source with the stoves, just a cup-sized container of alcohol.
I rate 5/5
- Other comments:
I thought the Minnekhada hike was fun because it was a beautiful day I got to spend with my classmates!
Tasks: (number – task – due date – progress – info shared with)
1 – Annotate Chapter 12 – Tuesday – Complete – The whole stein group
2 – Hike the Minnekhada High Knoll trail as a practice hike – Saturday – Complete – The whole Stein group
August 9, 1651
For whoever is reading this, I am not a witch. I live alone not because I practice dark magic in my basement, but because I have never wanted to be with a man. I take interest in medicine not because I want to poison others, but because I want to help and heal them. I’m going to die tomorrow because of the above. I’m scared, I don’t want to be burned at the stake tomorrow. The worst part of all of this is that I can’t do anything to stop it. I can’t escape, I can’t convince them that I’m not a witch and I cant survive my execution. If pleaded guilty at the start I could have been hanged, which honestly sounds much better than what I’m getting for pleading innocent. As I come down to my last hours on this earth, I want someone out of the hundreds to know that I’m not a witch and don’t deserve to die. At the very least, I don’t want to be remembered as a killer, please, believe me, I am not a witch.
Below is a PDF of my work. The formatting did not work when I copied and pasted the document.
Finally, email after email, response after response, let-down after letdown, I finally secured a mentor, and for real this time. My mentor is the Heritage Woods robotics teacher and his name is Mr. Zhuang. Our first meeting was on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Prior to our meeting, I researched a company called Arduino, basically, they sell small computers that control your robot, and can be programmed on the Arduino website. He showed me how to use Arduino and how to plug in servos(which are small, hobby motors) into the Arduino computer. He also wants me to come in on Mondays or Tuesdays for our next meetings, at 3:50 ish. This is great for me since I can make Mondays and can skip climbing to go on Tuesdays if I need to catch-up.
- What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far? Why?
Finding someone to agree to be my mentor has been the challenge. I think this is because robotics is a very complex topic to deal with, and not many people study it so finding someone who has the time and motivation to teach me such a complex topic is hard to come by. I also have been unlucky, for example, Mr. Kent did have the time and motivation to mentor me, but his administration wouldn’t allow him to mentor me because of an unfounded reason, being them not allowing other students from other schools learn at Centennial.
- What is working well? Why?
Mr. Zhuang and I have only met once, so I cannot answer this question too deeply. Although, I really like how the robotics lab is located. It is located on the second floor, there is the electronics/robotics lab, which is very organized and spacious, there is Mr. Zhuang’s office beside it, with a metalworking shop beside the lab and woodworking shop beside the metal shop. This allows various tools, materials and other resources very accessible which helps when constructing robots.
- What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?
Again, I haven’t spent much time with Mr. Zhuang, but I infer we might get interrupted by other students as they can come into our sessions and ask questions to Mr. Zhuang. I don’t think I can change this because the other students need Mr. Zhuang’s help as well. If I utilize my one on one time with Mr. Zhuang, I can minimize the effect of the interruptions.