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Outliers: The Story of Success – Grades 8 – 12 – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks

Thursday, March 31 2022 @ 9:00AM Thursday, June 16 2022 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

[email protected]

Grade/Level:

8 – 12

Day of Week:

Thursday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2022

Details

Start:
Thursday, March 31 2022 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Thursday, June 16 2022 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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+1 203 741 8570
Email:
register@opententacademy.com
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Outliers: The Story of Success
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Opportunity. Timing. Upbringing.  Effort.  Meaningful work.  Legacy.

These six elements are rather powerful.

Do the successful have to work the hardest or do they have the best luck?

In the award-winning book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell examines scientific data and evidence from well-known success stories to answer the question of what makes a person successful. Through this stunning book, we will take an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful and question ourselves about what makes high-achievers different?

This is a high school ½ credit English semester. Students will participate in pre-reading, analyzing and post-reading discussions. Students will write essays as well as have some quizzes and a mid-term and final.

Students should expect 2 – 3  hours of homework weekly.

Prerequisite:  Students MUST know how to write a 5-paragraph expository essay for their final exam.  We will not be going over HOW to write an essay in this class.  Previous experience is expected.

NOTE: Registration Deadline:  March 1, 2022

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.


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Learning to love the past

Rated 5 out of 5
November 29, 2020

History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.
Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!

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T.C.

Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents

Rated 5 out of 5
November 29, 2020

We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.
He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.
We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.
Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!

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I.D.

Beyond Grateful

Rated 5 out of 5
June 18, 2021

During our family new year’s celebration, everyone completed a year-in-review questionnaire. One question asked, “What are you most proud of that you accomplished this past year?”
Without hesitation, our daughter blurted out “I learned to write a five-paragraph essay!”
Our daughter, who up until this past semester would only write science lab reports, should be proud of this accomplishment. She willingly dedicated days to completing required essays, and we owe this success to Lights! Camera! Action! class.
The instructor’s enthusiasm, instruction, encouragement and feedback all generated a newfound level of confidence within our daughter. Plus, the course spurred everyone in our family (including grandparents) to watch incredible movies, which normally would not be in our Netflix queue. The impact of this course reached beyond our daughter.

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L.R., Florida

Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 18, 2021

I would like to say thank you. My daughter, Laura, was so inspired by OTA’s Lights! Camera! Action! class. She WANTS to improve at writing instead of shying away from the process that she finds so difficult. She is putting her heart and soul into trying. I am seeing improvement and I am seeing enthusiasm that just were not there before. You have no idea how joyful that makes me. This latest essay was really, really hard but a bit less overwhelming than the prior two. Slowly the elements that Laura is learning in class are sinking in.
I appreciate all that you do for the class! Thank you!


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J.C., Vermone

Great class

Rated 5 out of 5
February 23, 2021

This has been a great place to exercise critical thinking skills. It also encouraged writing but with a purpose – the purpose being to express opinions and defend them with personal experiences and facts from the reading. It was a good class choice for my son who struggles with thinking outside the box and wanting to always give the answer that he believes pleases the educator.

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