“I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me.” --Peter Habeler
Peter Habeler seems to be saying that Everest is a living and breathing thing that people want to dominate. However, he clearly states that no one conquers Everest; we just survive it. I see the Everest unit as being a metaphor for life. No one conquers life, it merely tolerates us. We study Everest because we are interested in trying to understand how to live life. Learning about Everest helps us to understand how to live a more fulfilled life. Studying how people go about tackling a huge challenge has been the goal since the beginning of the year. The goal in this essay is to make clear how Everest connects to your life. Have fun with the challenge! What is your mountain? Enjoy the climb. Climb on!
Essay Prompt: What is your mountain? Compare climbing Everest to what you are trying to accomplish in life.
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At the end of every semester, I like to hear from my students about how I did and what I can do to improve. Be nice but be honest.
What did you find helpful about the class or Mr. J's method of instruction (way of teaching)?
List 2-3 suggestions to improve the class or to help students more.
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I'm a 9th and 10th grade