• Think about the value of grades in college.
    • Are you motivated by keeping a good GPA?
    • Are grades worth the same thing to you as a college student as they did in previous schooling?
  • Write about it for 5-10 minutes and then we'll move on.

Responding and Discussing

  • Let's watch a video.
  • Now, i want you to read a neighbor's freewrite from today. Based on your understanding of the video we just watched, do grades matter to your neighbor in the same way that Mr. Pink describes monetary rewards?
  • Write a response, on your wiki, to your neighbor's freewrite. Address the ideas presented in the video specifically.
  • When you've finished, we'll discuss as a class!


  • Review the portfolio description before class on Friday!