Please note that while it
is my intention to adhere to this schedule, it may be necessary to make
adjustments during the semester and it is the student's responsibility to stay
up-to-date with schedule changes as they are announced in class. Regular
attendance is assumed as part of the contract you made when taking a seat in
this course. Poet Tom Wayman puts it well in his poem linked here:
Did I Miss Anything.
**On Saturday, September 29th the class will meet from 9:00am-12:00. You will need to take necessary steps (rearrange work schedule, get a babysitter, etc.) so that you are available on that morning. It is important that we have 100% participation. **
ALWAYS BRING SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH AND SOMETHING TO WRITE ON TO CLASS
Aug 18: Orientation, Introduction to the course and to each other
For Thursday: “What does Optimal Performance Look Like?” (R1)
Bring a typed copy of your responses with you to class
Aug 23: What Is Optimal Performance?
Discussion and presentation
Discussion of Info Lit competencies
Aug 28: Mindfulness and Optimal Performance
Bring your Hanh book with you to class.
Aug 30: ***Class will meet in West Ridge Lounge, Level One***
For Sept 06: read “Why We Help” on e-reserve in library and
“The Keys To Happiness” at the following link: http://www.livescience.com/health/060227_happiness_keys.html
Connect these readings in a brief reflection (2 pages). (R2)
Sept 04: A Systems Perspective
R2 due 9/06
Sept 06: Discussion of revision process
We will meet and walk to the University Writing Center
R2 due today.
For 9/11, come prepared to suggest a question related to optimal performance that you could imagine yourself researching further. Be as specific as possible in defining your question.
Sept 11: Resources for research
Guest speaker Leith Tate meeting with the class
For next class, print out and bring three abstracts you have discovered
Sept 13: The Research Process
Bring your abstracts to share in class. Also, bring your Info Lit check sheet with you.
For next Tuesday read chapter three and four in Flow on e-reserve in the library
Chapter Three: Adams through Lovinger
Chapter Four: Luney through Warren
Use the Reading Guide online and bring your notes with you to class to refer to as you teach your peer. (R3)
Sept 18: Flow
Group meeting to discuss key points, define mastery
Meet with partners to peer teach
For next class
Read Robert Nideffer’s article, “Optimal Performance” on
e-reserve in Ramsey Library. The same article can be found at the following site:
http://home.golden.net/~eps/articles.html, Article #19
The TAIS Reading Response (R3) is linked here
Take the TAIS Inventory
You will need to choose "Take TAIS" not the sample test, then use the following user and password
Sept 20: Attention and Regulation of Arousal
Flow learning assessment in class
Discussion of Nideffer’s article and TAIS Inventory
Your reflection, processing Nideffer's article, the results from the TAIS, is due on the 25th.
Sept 25: TAIS continued
Bring your written reflection processing your inventory to class (R3)
Read Les Fehmi’s article, “Open Focus” on e-reserve in Ramsey Libe
Sept 27: Open Focus Workshop
Sep 29: Saturday! Ropes course!
The class will meet at Mullen Park at 9:30am. The session will last until 12:30. You will need to wear close-toed shoes, and it is recommended that you bring a water bottle. This event goes rain or shine. Bring your completed reflection , R4, to class on October 2nd.
Oct. 02: Ropes course writing due, Orientation to Active Learning Project
Oct. 04: Trade for the Saturday session; no class meeting
Oct 11: Active vs, Service Learning Project
Guest: Dr. Merritt Moseley, Director Key Center
Schedule small group meetings today
Fill out Here's Our Plan and bring to consultation on 16th. Each individual in the group will independently answer the questions then, as a group you will discuss and determine the goals, expectations and commitments you will make as a group, then re-do the form to bring to consultation.
Oct 16 Consultation, Investigation
This period will be used for small group consultations
Oct 18: Story Theory
Depending on how far we get on the 16th, we may need this time for meetings. If we are in good shape we will use this meeting to cover Story Theory.
Oct 23: Optimal Performance; The Physiological Keys
The Mind Is the Body
R5: The Mind is the Body, Reflective Writing 5 due Oct 30
Oct 25: Mind/body applied: Yoking, Breathing
Oct 30: Biofeedback and Optimal Performance
An introduction to three market-ready devices
Nov 1: Lab sessions individually scheduled
Scheduling your lab session
R6, your reflective writing discussing your experience with biofeedback is due on Nov 8th
By this week you and your group should be well underway with your project. If you are not, it is critical that you make an appointment to consult with Connie.
Nov 6: Optimal Performance: The Cognitive Keys
Stressful Emotions, Thoughts and Beliefs
Nov 8: Thought-Changing
R6 due today
Schedule group meetings for Nov 13th
Nov 13: Group sessions, Progress meetings
Nov 15: The class will meet at the Reuter Center to attend presentations at the LIVE WELL fair that goes from 9-3.
Nov 20: Intro to Neurofeedback
Nov 27: Group Presentations
Nov 29: Group Presentations
Dec 11: Final Exam Period