Catch up on all the weeks sports and the amazing results from our first home badminton tournament.
As we get closer to the AP exams I feel it is appropriate to talk a little about study skills and some research based tips to help you get the maximum out of your study time.
First it is important to look at how learning actually takes place.
All the time you are taking in sensory information about the world around you and this occupies space in your short term memory, this is then processed in the working memory as you make connections to that which is stored in your long term memory. How effectively you learn is determined by how easily you can recall things from these long term memories.
Your long term memory is like a big dark storage room. How well you learn is determined by how easily you can find things in this room. So how well you store things in this room is really important. The more the care you give the room to maintain organization the quicker and more easily you can find things. This means the better you can make connections between current information and your existing knowledge then the more information is more categorised and will be easier to recall. This is why some concepts you learn in class or in life seem easy, as you linked the concepts well to existing knowledge or experiences. It’s also why some things are difficult as you have little pre existing knowledge to link it to.
The more often you go into this storage room to look for things the more you tidy it up meaning you can find things quicker and easier. This is why the more often you recall information from memory the easier it is to recall.
Going into the storage room to search for things is what you are doing when you are studying. Making this time spent studying as effective as possible is what i would like to talk about today. I want to talk about 4 tips to assist you in your study. These apply both inside the classroom and when you are at home.
Don’t just read or take notes. Use free recall In order to learn you need to think!
Start soon! Study often for shorter periods and mix it up every hour.
The more you struggle to understand a concept the deeper it will remain in your memory!
The 5-1 final score does not accurately reflect the battle that Kent took to the boys soccer team on Wednesday. In fact, the boys were in many respects lucky to come away with a win. It was the first game this year in which all eligible members of the soccer team received at least 40 minutes of play.
It was senior day, the final game that the seniors were slated to wear a Dalton jersey on their home pitch for the rest of their academic careers. Coach Musselman made sure to maximize the playing time for these boys. “Our seniors have really played some important minutes for us this season, it was great to be able to honor the hard work and dedication they have brought to the table this season.”
Dalton began the game with a massive push and energy that would slowly disappear as the game processed. 8 minutes in the ball would find the back of the KKFS net on a fluke own goal which put Dalton up by one early. Five minutes later, junior Joseph Park made a stunning goal on a header off a junior Miguel Batanero corner. After the game the opposing coach remarked upon how Joseph “wanted the ball more than anyone else.” It is plays like this that really set a team a part from the others, the hunger to win the ball. However, winning the ball and “wanting it” more than the other team died when that ball hit the back of the net.
Minutes later, Dalton would concede a goal on a corner. Set pieces have been Dalton’s weak spot this year and in this game it was more of the same. The ball floated high above the box, out of senior goalkeeper Paul Han’s outstretched hands to the back post where it was easily tapped in.
The game would remain much the same for the remainder of the game. What separated the two teams was the fluke own goal.
With 9 minutes remaining Coach Musselman took a tired Paul Han out and replaced him with sophomore Woohyun Kim. Within minutes Woohyun would make his presence felt completing creative passes, making great runs and energizing the offence. Getting a pass from junior Jacob Lee in the box Woohyun took one touch before placing the ball past the keeper. About a minute later Woohyun played a truly beautiful ball over the defense to a streaking junior Minsuh Lee. Minsuh beat the keeper to the ball and gently tapped the ball into the net for the fourth goal, second in three minutes.
With his job completed, Woohyun was subbed off for Bushin Kim who would also make an impact on the offence. Bushin’s speed was on display as he chased down a ball that was surely going to go across the touchline. He made it to the ball with time to spare, played the ball across the box to junior Miguel Batanero. Bushin would earn player of the match for his hard work (and speed) throughout this one.
Dalton moves to 5-0 in division play and clinches the #1 seed in the tournament. It wasn’t a pretty win, but they will take it. The team takes the next week off before playing their final game before the tournament against Dulwich. Will the second consecutive undefeated season continue? They will need to clean it up if they hope to do so.
In the warm spring sun, the boys wandered onto the APIS field north of Seoul. The field was quite small and constricting, arguably the shortest pitch the boys had played on all season. Never-the-less, they suited up and prepared for the showdown with the red division opponent.
Right at the kick off the boys had a hard time adjusting to the kind of play a small field requires. APIS pressed continually, really utilizing the home field advantage. APIS controlled possession and seemed to thread passes through the Dalton defense seemingly at will. Dalton had trouble simply connecting three passes together consecutively.
The small field played into another Dalton weakness as well, corners and free kicks. APIS attackers continued to win corners and narrowly miss the target in the first half. Dalton failed to challenge 50/50 balls, or beat APIS to the ball on the ground for a majority of the first half. At about 15 minutes into the half it would be APIS who struck first. On a throw in deep in the Dalton half, the ball was played to the edge of the box. With minimal pressure, a shot took a deflection off a Dalton defender and into the side netting.
However, it would not be long before Dalton responded with a goal of their own. On a counter attack the ball was played up to sophomore Woohyun Kim who gently played the ball in behind the APIS defense. With light speed, fellow sophomore Anton Zaitzev beat the keeper to the ball and with composure played it into the back of the net. This duo was not done putting their stamp on this one as they would both play important roles in the Dalton comeback.
For one of the few times this year, the boys went into halftime tied. Frustration was mounting and the message was not to point the blame, but to own it. Mr. Musselman had these words about his half time speech after the game: “It is human nature to want to rid yourself of blame. Blame creates anxiety, and anxiety is not fun. So when we get frustrated, and we can’t accomplish our goal, we have a tendency to get aggressive and in this case it was verbal. But, I challenged the boys at half time to really look at their own behavior. Can you really say you personally are doing everything you can to help us win? Have you won every ball? Have you completed every pass? Have you made every run? The answer in every case was no. So what are you going to do, be sour and blame others? Or take it upon yourself to be an example that you hope all others will follow?”
In the second half, as has been the case in most close games this season, the boys came out fired up and put the game away quickly.
On yet another counter attack, the ball was played up to Woohyun at half field who played a perfect through ball to the feet of Anton at the edge of the box. With the keeper quickly approaching Anton located his spot and nailed it into the side netting with authority. It was a textbook play and the second time those who teamed up for a stunning finish in this game. The future certainly looks bright for this team!
Dalton continued to pour it on with shots raining down on their target. The APIS keeper played incredibly, consistently making diving saves left and right. However, the seal was broken. Junior captain Phillip Yoon collected a rebound at the penalty stripe and placed it into the back of the net for the third goal. Woohyun would pick up his record setting third assist in this game with a threaded ball past the defense to a sprinting junior, Minsuh Lee. The ball was put in a place where only Minsuh could get it, but he needed to really stretch to do so. With a delicate touch the ball died right at his feet, with a few more strides he beat the last defender and placed the ball into the back of the net. This was Minsuh’s first varsity goal, and it was a true stunner.
APIS would score another goal of a corner, but Anton would respond with the first hat trick of the season. Anton earned player of the game distinctions for his incredible nose for goal and effort throughout the game.
The game would end 5-2 solidifying Dalton’s 8th straight win of the season (19th straight in two years). They hope to continue their dominance with their 5th division game on Wednesday against 2nd place Kent. The game will kick off at 3:30pm at home. It will be the Dalton senior’s final home game, we would greatly love to have as many fans come out and join as possible.
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Each year our seniors need to complete a senior project during which they will demonstrate mastery of the habits of mind that we believe to be essential to a successful education, you may know these as the 6C’s.
매년 저희 12학년 학생들은 성공적인 교육, 즉 여러분이 알고 계신 6C에 꼭 필요한 사고 습관을 잘 보여줄 수 있는 시니어 프로젝트를 완성해야 합니다.
At the conclusion of their project seniors present to both peers, teachers and juniors about the process they have undertaken and are graded against the rubric featuring these habits of mind.
시니어 프로젝트를 마무리하며 학생들은 본인들이 어떠한 과정을 통해 프로젝트를 완성하였는지에 대해 선생님들과 친구들에게 발표하는 시간을 갖으며 평가받게 됩니다.
We then have a discussion amongst teachers (sometimes heated!) to decide on the students whose projects and presentations best exemplify the habits that we at CDS truly value.
그런 다음, 선생님들은 어떤 학생들의 프로젝트와 발표가 CDS가 중요시하는 가치를 가장 잘 표현하였는지에 대해 열띠게 논의하고 결정합니다.
This year the winners are:
올해 수상자들 입니다:
As an artist who cares deeply about students happiness and wellbeing this student undertook research in order to produce a handbook that students would be more likely to read. When you see the finished article filled with cute colorful and recognizable characters you can see she truly poured her heart and soul into this product. More than that look at her presentation and you will see the way she developed the entire process, gaining new skills along the way and reflecting on a product that will be in use for years to come to help the CDS community. Our 2018 Senior Project Award for Community goes to Yondoo Kim.
본 학생은 학생들의 웰빙과 행복에 대해 깊은 관심을 가지고 본인의 예술적 재능을 발휘, 리서치를 통해 학생들이 더 읽고 싶어 할 만한 핸드북을 제작하였습니다. 귀엽고 다채로우며 쉽게 알아볼 수 있는 캐릭터들로 가득한 핸드북을 보면 학생이 얼마나 열과 성을 다해 완성하였는지 알 수 있었습니다. 뿐만 아니라 핸드북 완성까지의 전체 과정에서 어떠한 새로운 기술들을 터득하고 접목시켰는지를 발표를 통해 잘 설명해주었습니다. 본 학생이 완성한 핸드북은 앞으로 오랜 기간 CDS 커뮤니티에 도움을 줄 것입니다.
2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Community’ 부문은 김연두 학생 입니다.
Science can often be a lonely pursuit as you spend hours in a lab slaving over experiments, however this doesn't mean that scientist always work alone. In fact far from it as most work in research teams collaboration becomes hugely important to the makeup of a successful scientist. This year this student saw the opportunity to bring together budding scientists from 10 different schools to compete in the KSO hosted for the first ever time at CDS. She took on the task of organising the event and working with other schools, teachers, volunteer staff and her co-organiser. The day was successful with everyone leaving happy what could be a better model for collaboration. Our 2018 Senior Project Award for Collaboration goes to Annie Jho.
흔히 과학은 실험실에서 오랜 시간 실험에만 매달려야 하는 외로운 일이라 여겨지지만, 이는 과학자들이 항상 혼자서 일한다는 의미는 아니겠습니다. 사실 대부분의 경우 성공적인 과학자의 탄생까지는 연구팀의 공동작업이 대단히 중요합니다. 본 학생은 올해 CDS에서 최초로 Korean Science Olympiad를 개최하여 10개의 다른 학교의 신예 과학자들이 모여 경쟁할 수 있는 기회를 제공하였습니다. 학생은 행사를 기획하고 다른 학교들과, 선생님들, 자원봉사들과 공동 주최 학생과 협력하였습니다. 참가한 모든 이들이 기분 좋은 가운데 행사는 성공리에 마무리되었습니다. 이보다 더 나은 협력의 사례가 있을까요?
2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Collaboration’ 부문은 조유경 학생 입니다.
Have you ever wondered how your life might be different if you went to another school? Well this student did he questioned not only this but also how an entire education system may be set up differently. His research saw him interview students, teachers and parents both at CDS and at other schools. He developed a range of questions himself and then sought to answer them this is the model of curiosity we value and so our 2018 Senior Project Award for Curiosity goes to Yunha Jeon.
만약 다른 학교에 다녔다면 학교생활이 어떻게 달랐을지 생각해본 적 있나요?
본 학생은 이뿐만 아니라 학교에 따라 전체적인 교육 시스템이 어떻게 다른지에 대해서도 궁금해하였고 이러한 궁금증에 대하여 CDS와 다른 학교들의 학생들, 선생님들과 학부모님들을 인터뷰하며 조사하였습니다. 학생 스스로 다양한 질문들을 만들고 그에 따른 답을 찾기 위해 노력하였습니다.
본 학생의 이러한 호기심은 CDS가 가치있게 생각하는 이념을 모범적으로 보여주었으므로 2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Curiosity’ 부문은 전윤하 학생 입니다.
Have you ever had a situation you were wrestling with and didn’t know what to do about it? Who did you speak to, your family, your friends, teachers, Mr. Choi? What if you didn't feel comfortable with any of these options? This was the problem that a group of seniors looked to overcome. Through the creation of a peer counseling program they hope to provide an outlet for students to discuss and resolve issues either individually or as a group. As seniors they will be moving on this year so creating a training manual and program was seen as vital to the ongoing success of this program the student who undertook this demonstrated great character throughout and so our 2018 Senior Project Award for Character goes to Sueyeon Kim.
힘든 상황에 처했을 때 어떻게 해야 할지 몰랐던 경험이 있나요? 누구와 이야기해야할지, 나의 가족? 친구들? 선생님? 최대환 선생님? 만약 이 모든 사람들과 얘기 한다고 해도 마음이 편치 않는다면?
바로 이런 상황을 어떻게 극복할 수 있을지에 대해 몇 명의 12학년 학생들이 생각해 보았습니다.
Peer Counseling, 즉 또래 상담 프로그램을 통해 학생들이 문제를 개별적으로나 그룹으로 이야기 나누며 감정을 소통하고 문제를 해결할 수 있는 방법을 찾아내기를 희망하였습니다. 본 학생은 본인이 졸업을 한 후에도 이 상담 프로그램이 지속해서 이어질 수 있도록 상담 트레이닝 매뉴얼과 프로그램 또한 만들어내며 훌륭한 캐릭터를 보여주었습니다. 2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Character’ 부문은 김수연 학생 입니다.
The ability to communicate a message effectively cannot be overvalued as you will see in all of our award winners presentations our students present fantastically well but good communication goes beyond the spoken word and involves also the written prose. Our award winner for communication has produced a book that will be unveiled later this year but has already convinced teachers that he is a deserving winner of the 2018 Senior Project Award for Communication. He is Si Hyung Lee.
이번 6C 수상 학생들의 훌륭한 발표에서는 메세지를 효과적으로 전달하는 능력이 얼마나 중요한지 엿볼 수 있었습니다. 하지만 의사소통을 잘 한다는 것은 말로서 뿐만 아니라 글로 풀어내는 것 까지를 의미합니다. 커뮤니케이션 부문의 수상 학생이 제작한 책은 학년 말에 공개가 될 예정임에도 이미 선생님들은 본 학생이 수상하는 것이 마땅하다고 평가하였습니다. 2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Communication’ 부문은 이시형 학생 입니다.
Critical thinking is a complex task to define it involves approaching problems in a logical manner and breaking them down into manageable chunks and then applying more logical processes to analyse, synthesize and interpret information. Our award winner for critical thinking was involved in producing a multitude of examinations, science based questions and activities to ensure that the first ever CDS hosted Korean Science Olympiad went off without a hitch. Our 2018 Senior Project Award for Critical Thinking goes to Annie Du.
비판적 사고는 논리적인 방식으로 문제에 접근하고 이를 감당할 수 있는 수준으로 나눈 다음 정보를 분석, 통합 및 해석하기 위해 보다 논리적인 프로세스를 적용하는 복잡한 과정을 거치게 됩니다. 본 학생은 CDS에서 최초로 주최한 Korean Science Olympiad가 무사히 치러질 수 있도록 과학의 기초한 질문들과 다수의 시험 문제들을 만들어 내는데 기여하였습니다. 2018 시니어 프로젝트 상 ‘Critical Thinking’ 부문은 두권빈 학생 입니다.
You can view all their presentations online and please feel free to congratulate them or approach them for advice about how you can make your future senior project a success.
모든 수상자들의 발표 자료는 온라인에서 확인 가능합니다.
수상자들을 축하해 주시기 바라며 성공적인 시니어 프로젝트를 완성하는 방법에 대해서도 조언을 구하기 바랍니다.
The air was pure and a faint gust of wind traveled across the turf from east to west on the GSIS football pitch as the boys went through their usual warmup. Coming into the game 5-0 against all opponents before the spring recess, there was some concern of a mid-season let down. “The students really need these breaks, but it can certainly break down a rhythm that you’ve established on the field” said coach Musselman before the game. “While we hope that the boys stay in condition, there is really nothing we can do to ensure that is the case.”
The whistle sounded and the ball was put into play. GSIS, a red division team, started off the game with aggression and tenacity. However, Dalton matched that high intensity with their own furocity. Eventually this level of play would claim its first casualty, defensive stalwart and leader Joseph Park. Winning a 50/50 ball in the backfield, he was blindly run into by a GSIS attacker. The head to head contact looked brutal, but both boys were able to walk off the pitch on their own two feet. However, Park would not return to the match.
In the 10th minute of the match, Dalton would concede the go ahead goal off a corner. “Our back line was like a sieve on corners and free kicks throughout this one” coach Talbot remarked, “losing Joseph Park really hurt us as he is a real commanding force back there.” The ball bounced around the penalty area before it was knocked home into the back of the net for the first goal of the match.
Dalton is not new to being down in a competitive match, against ICS-P earlier this year, they started off 0-1 and then marched back to a 3-1 victory. They were hoping for more heroics in this one.
Play resumed and the heated physical play continued. Dalton continued to mount pressure on every contested ball and eventually drew a foul around the half. Junior Miguel Batanero wanted to play a quick ball, but was thwarted by a GSIS defender standing directly on the ball. Instead he took his time and played a beautifully struck ball in behind the defence in no-mans-land in front of the GSIS keeper. With great anticipation, sophomore Jungmin Kim was off to the races to retrieve that ball. With the keeper fast approaching, Jungmin took a few more powerful steps forward, it would be a footrace to the ball. After a single bounce, Jungmin got to the ball just moments before the keeper and with a nifty flick of the ball with his head, the game was tied up.
The first half would remain an absolute battle throughout. Dalton had the better opportunities, but couldn’t seem to put them away. Junior goalkeeper Danny Lee made a few critical saves to keep the game knotted at one a piece. The backline (Changhwi Park, Jeonggon Kim, Hongjun Lee and Ryan Park) played well in the open field, maintaining possession and thwarting a number of opportunities before they became real threats.
With just over a minute to play in the half, Dalton would take their first lead of the match. Again, it was Miguel Batanero and Jungmin Kim finding one another for a brilliant goal. At the edge of the box, Miguel Batanero played a nifty through ball to Jungmin Kim who bust through the backline to the left of goal. With composure he slowly placed the ball into the bottom lower corner past the frozen keeper.
At halftime the boys were confident. They were hungry for a game like this. In the division, there aren’t many teams who can match their competitive nature and skill, so this was a real opportunity to find out what they were truly made of. Would they crumble under the pressure of the moment? Or would they rise to the occasion and remain undefeated?
Within moments of the second half whistle that question was surely answered. Three unanswered goals in 15 minutes. Junior captain Phillip Yoon absolutely took over, scoring two and assisting the other to junior Takjun Oh. The team looked poised, confident and unified. The boys continued to press and had even more opportunities throughout the second half. Junior Taeho Kim had a much better second half of the match, opening up the defense along the left side and becoming a big part of the offense and defensive power.
As the game slowed to a close, Dalton would conceded two more goals, one on a handball penalty and the other on a corner. “It’s not the way you want to close out a game that is well in hand, we looked a little panicky and didn’t do a good job being composed with our possession” added coach Musselman. “I was glad that we were able to play all 20 players so that they could get a feel for a highly competitive and physical match. Our players fight for playing time both in practice and in games... with such a large squad, playing time can be hard to come by. However, I’m really proud of all the boys who stepped out there today, they really showed a great deal of heart and passion.” It is true, the boys continue to impress not only their coaches but the fans.
Jungmin Kim earned the “man of the match” honors in this one. Jungmin scored two incredibly important and uplifting goals to really spur the team forward. He made great runs and tracked back on defense. His coaches and teammates sang his praises in the post game interviews.
Dalton will play at home on Friday at 1:30pm against rivals ICSP. This is sure to be a hugely important game in terms of seeding for the tournament. A win here could solidify Dalton becoming the #1 seed. We hope to see you there!
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