[in-depth] the purpose of studying economics is to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists

“The purpose of studying economics is …to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists” ― Niall Kishtainy, The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained GENERAL PROGRESS REPORT   In the past three weeks of in-depth, I made a surprising amount of progress as the result of my mentor and peers’ aid. Before my first meeting with my mentor, I read and took notes on two books he suggested me to…

[in-depth] risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” – Warren Buffett    As another year drifted away slowly, the annual In-Depth Project returns. This year, I originally planned to pursue my artistic passion for poetry and its publication, which was, admittedly, the topic I attempted, and failed, to pursue last year. But, after my efforts to find a published poetry mentor was unsuccessful (again) and a careful consideration of the…

[eminent] wang zhenyi – virtual learning center

Welcome to my virtual Night of the Notables Learning Center! I’m Wang Zhenyi, an astronomer, poet, mathematician, scholar, and a fierce advocate of social justice from the mid-1700s Qing dynasty. Today, I’ll demonstrate how and why I’m considered one of the most relevant and prolific scholars of the Qing Dynasty in my personal online portfolio – the password is eminent2020. Thank you for your time today, and I hope you…

[leadership] developing the leaders around me

Session 1: The Law of Magnetism Meaning:  The Law of Magnetism, a main principle introduced in the first session of Developing the Leaders Around You, by John C. Maxwell, dictates that “Who You Are is Who You Attract.” People naturally gravitate towards others similar to themselves, especially in a leadership capacity. It takes a leader to attract other leaders because “it takes a leader to know [other leaders,] it takes a leader…

[in-depth] virtual in-depth night!

Hi! Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation. I’m Joanna, a grade 9 TALONS. I spent my 2020 In-Depth project diving into the fascinating and complex world of digital collaging. My progress is demonstrated in my virtual portfolio. Hope you have a pleasant and fun journey to the peculiar world of collage art! Feel free to leave a comment and/or question below, and don’t forget to visit other people’s blogs.  …

[in-depth] my noble conquest

Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them – Max Ernest This year, my In-Depth project hasn’t exactly been a smooth journey. But, through my hardships, I became much more resourceful and experienced. Currently, as the In-Depth projects draw to a close, I’m preparing my final presentation and finalizing my works. Though I…

[science] ecological footprint – my steps on earth

PLAN   My Calculated Footprint: 13.45 hectares  Subtotals:  Water Use – 1.50 hectares, Clothing: 1.05 hectares, Stuff – 0.30 hectares, Shelter – 4.40 hectares, Transportation – 2.40 hectares, Fun – 1.30 hectares, Food – 2.50 hectares   Comparison Of My Footprint To Others Comparing my ecological footprint to the footprint of others, I noticed that my footprint, at 13.45 hectares, is significantly larger than most of my peers, which ranges…

[digital literacy] 2-1-1

  english assignment one: eminent link: eminent intro blog post and eminent bibliography  description of the assignment The introductory eminent blog post was the first part of the TALONS humanities assignment, Eminent, where we research a gifted person we deem “eminent” to society and present our learning through a speech from the perspective of a significant object/person to our eminent person and an interactive learning center that further demonstrates their…