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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns A student takes notes at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. Wiggins initially posted the piece without revealing the author. By Alexis Wiggins I have made a terrible mistake. I waited 14 years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching my own classes; I am the High School Learning Coach, a new position for the school this year. My class schedules for the day (Note: we have a block schedule; not all classes meet each day): The schedule that day for the 10th grade student: 7:45 – 9:15: Geometry Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns
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Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times Surrounded by other team members, Achim Oesert from the University of Kiel hangs from the ceiling using bioinspired polymer tape (Image: University of Kiel) alongside an image of a gecko (Image: Wahj via Flickr) As is so often the case these days for those searching for a better way to stick stuff together, researchers from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel in Germany have turned to the biology of gravity-defying ceiling walkers, such as geckos and insects. These creatures served as inspiration for a new dry adhesive tape that not only boasts impressive bonding strength, but can also be attached and detached thousands of times without losing its adhesive properties. The secret to the wall climbing ability of many insects and geckos lies in the thousands of tiny hairs called setae that cover their feet and legs. It is this technique that the research group, led by Stanislav Gorb, have mimicked with their silicone tape. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times
Terpstra Keyboard: 280 Color Changing Continuous Controllers Terpstra Keyboard: 280 Color Changing Continuous Controllers Hey folks! Sorry not to write sooner, but let me be the first to say THANK YOU ALL for making this campaign a resounding success! We fell a little short of the stretch goal, but I will do my best to make it happen all the same. There are many steps to complete before we can start shipping the updated keyboards. From my end, developing the RGB LED driver circuitry is first and foremost. Technically this is not a huge challenge, but keeping the costs controlled in production is probably the most important thing. This week, I have been in China on some other business, and met last night with reps from a PCB assembly factory that we use on some of our projects. By involving an Asian supply chain at the beginning of the design effort, we hope to keep costs to a minimum and make this keyboard accessible to as large an audience as possible.
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Bespoke Knitwear | Mati Ventrillon A bespoke garment is a unique piece based on individual taste. To get an idea of the kind of jumper you would like, please look at my guide to the basics of Fair Isle knitwear; here you can explore the styles, patterns, details, colours, and how to measure yourself for the perfect bespoke item. This is all about the shape of your garment. Below is a guide to Fair Isle knitwear elementary styles. Round-neck jumper The round-neck or crew neck jumper first appeared in the 1930s and is loose fitting with a sporty shape. V-neck jumper The V-neck jumpers appeared in the late nineteenth century; they're tapered or loose fitting with a classic shape. Fisherman jumper The fisherman jumpers are a traditional eighteenth-century working garment originally worn by fishermen. Round-neck Cardigan Cardigans first appeared in the nineteenth century; they're a practical garment that can be opened along the front. V-neck Cardigan Round-neck sleeveless V-neck sleeveless Round-neck sleeveless Cardigan Fisherman Kep Bespoke Knitwear | Mati Ventrillon
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Resiliência Mental: 6 Técnicas dos SEALs da Marinha Americana! Resiliência Mental: 6 Técnicas dos SEALs da Marinha Americana! Os SEALs da Marinha Americana são admirados no mundo inteiro. Não apenas pela capacidade técnica e por terem sucesso em praticamente todas as missões que eles participaram. Eles também são admirados pela resiliência mental de seus integrantes. A seleção para se tornar um SEAL é de fato desumana. Apenas os mais fortes sobrevivem. As iniciais do nome SEALs se dá graças a incrível capacidade da equipe operar de forma especializada no mar (Sea), no ar (Air) e em terra (Land). Curiosidade: Os SEALs foram responsáveis por matar Osama Bin Laden no Paquistão em 2011. O blog MarketMeditations listou seis técnicas mentais dos SEALs que fazem com seus integrantes sejam indivíduos com maior resiliência mental deste planeta. Técnica #1: Coma o Elefante Os SEALs usam esta pergunta para ensinar esta primeira técnica: Como você comeria um elefante? A resposta correta é: com uma mordida por vez. A palavra é segmentação. Parece óbvio mas muitos desistem por ficarem desanimados. Técnica #2: Visualize o sucesso.
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History of Richland Township, Allegheny County | Bakerstown, Gibsonia, B&O Railroad, Old Plank Road History of Richland Township, Allegheny County | Bakerstown, Gibsonia, B&O Railroad, Old Plank Road It was about 1800 when John Crawford built his log cabin here in what was then Pine Township. John owned 403 acres, 88 perches of ground. His homestead was the first human habitation for miles around. The logs were notched, hoisted to form walls and the cracks stuffed with mud, stones and sticks. Bakerstown Modern Bakerstown sits on what were 2 lots of the "Depreciation Lands" in Cunningham's District 4. Bakerstown was becoming sophisticated by 1850 --it had street names! James Harbison came to Bakerstown in 1824 and paid $25.00 for his 20-acre lot to James Heginbotham. Church services were held in the first schoolhouse for several years, but after some argument about who should fill the coal box Dr. ibsonia The early history of Gibsonia is, naturally enough, interwoven with the history of the Gibson family. His granddaughter, Nancy Gibson James, recalls hearing her uncle tell of the farmers riding to the mill with sacks of grain across the saddles. The B&O Railroad Mrs. The Old Plank Road
Family reunions are a great time to take a family photo. We have very few family group photos that look perfect- maybe we don’t even have one perfect picture. It’s so hard to get everyone looking in the same direction, smiling and not squinting. It seems that if you get the children looking at the camera their parents are looking at the children but no matter how difficult a family reunion photo may be to take, you’ve just got to do it- old family photographs are a treasured part of any family history and it won’t be long until the pictures you take today become a cherished part of your family memories. Becoming our Family Reunion Photographer You can always hire a professional photographer but unfortunately for us, most photographers don’t like to travel to the locations we have our reunions and so we are left with “Do-it-yourself” family reunion pictures. Take Photos at the Beginning of Your Reunion Take pictures earlier in the day and at the first of your reunion. Get the Light Right Taking Family Reunion Photos | Family Reunion Helper
Press Space or double-click to edit Press Space or double-click to edit Capture ideas at the spead of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while mindmapping. Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud. Your mind maps are available everywhere, instantly, from any device. Brainstorm, create presentations and document outlines with mind maps, and publish your ideas online and to social networks. Get Started Why use MindMup? MindMup is great for individual note-taking, collaborative planning, teamwork and classrooms. 1 Powerful keyboard shortcuts speed up your work 2 Frictionless interface helps you focus 3 Convert maps easily to PDF, PowerPoint, outlines... 4 Publish and share maps online 5 Easily save to Google Drive and manage using Google Apps
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Sensory Speed Dating Explores The Science Of Attraction I’m sitting in the lounge area at the House of Yes. Everything is red. The lighting is red. I’m doing my best to hide my beaming cheeks in the shadows of the lounge area. Rachel, a producer for Guerilla Science, is making her way to the entrance of the dance hall. Ladies, gentlemen, those who reject the gender binary, come on in. Elite Daily People begin to trickle into the dance hall sheepishly. Over 70 people of all different races, ages and sexual preferences have come to spend two hours at a speed dating event held in Brooklyn, New York. But this isn’t your average speed dating event, this is “Sensory Speed Dating.” Guerilla Science describes it as “a one-of-a-kind event [that] explores the science of attraction through a range of enticing sensory adventures. In the hall, long tables are laid out in a three-by-three grid with room for eight people at each. And from what I saw, he was right. Sensory Speed Dating Explores The Science Of Attraction
By Barbara G. Walker | October 2008 Freethought Today During the last 50 years, scholars have established a very different view of our Stone Age ancestors from the one we used to imagine. It seems there weren’t all those women dragged off to caves by their hair by boorish male savages with clubs. Women’s power to create life, apparently out of their own substance, and to respond with fearful and mystical blood cycles to the phases of the moon, made them creatures of magic in the eyes of primitive men, who knew themselves unable to match such powers. Even after fatherhood was recognized, and hierarchies of kingships began to appear in the Bronze Age, women’s connections with the Goddess were given paramount importance. Similarly, early Israelites mated their god with the Goddess Asherah, a Canaanite version of Astarte, and believed that a priest’s invocations would be useless unless he was married. Throughout the centuries, men have usually practiced magic without much disapproval. Notes How local wise-women who carried on ancient traditions were exterminated by Christianity
Moritz Eis: Ne zaboravite da ljudi biraju svim čulima - Moja Firma MF: Koji su bili najveći izazovi u razvoju biznisa? Moric: S obzirom na slabu konkurenciju i veliki entuzijazam kupaca, poslovanje je poprilično pratilo put koji sam zacrtao u samom startu. Nakon otvaranja druge radnje u Beogradu dobili smo ponudu da otvorimo još jednu u okviru Porto Montenegra što nam je otvorilo vrata ka inostranstvu. Još jedan izazov sa kojim se susrećete kada je vaš proizvod sladoled jeste njegovo neminovno vezivanje za sezonu – promet tokom jeseni i zime iznosi svega 35% letnjeg.
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Pax Carved Wood: Ako radiš nešto kako treba, to ne može da bude kratkog daha - Moja Firma MF: Koliko je potrebno vremena da se izradi nešto komplikovanije, recimo jedna ikona? Aleksandar: Ja radim samo velike formate ikona, i poslednja koju sam radio je bila dimenzija 1,3x1m. Za nju mi je bilo potrebno oko 25 dana, od lepljenja daske, iscrtavanja ikone, obrađivanja reljefa, šmirglanja, i na kraju farbanja i politure, kao kod starih majstora. Priča o kvalitetu predmeta koje izrađujemo u našoj radionici, pre svega reklama, se brzo proširila širom Srbije, pa je broj narudžbina polako rastao.
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EXPERIMENTS Experiments see also Poem Profiler and "wreading" experiments Homolinguistic translation: Take a poem (someone else's, then your own) and translate it "English to English" by substituting word for word, phrase for phrase, line for line, or "free" translation as response to each phrase or sentence. Or translate the poem into another literary style or a different diction, for example into a slang or vernacular. Do several differnt types of homolinguistic transation of a single source poem. Chaining: try this with a group, sending the poem on for "translation" from person to another until you get back to the first author. Remember: Poems can be in prose format! Compiled by Charles Bernstein.
"Write what you know" is probably one of the most clichéd sayings in writerdom. I've heard a few different takes on it, as well as a thorough defense of its opposite: Write what you don't know. (Intriguing, right?) Like any cliché, it can get a little irritating. (Yes, I've definitely rolled my eyes at it.) But. Also? Which is why it totally belongs in Idea Camp. Here is the truest true thing about my best work: it all is closely tied to what I know very well. Especially what I know well emotionally. About family. THAT is the kind of what you know that drives really good ideas, and really compelling stories. Writing what we don't know is magnificent when it comes to new settings, fantastical beings, and villainy. But as writers (and observers! Meaning: What our hearts know. When I encounter that kind of knowing in a novel, it rings in my head and heart long after I finish reading. When another writer has taken the time to show exactly what it looks like: to be here, to be alive. Mmmmmmm!! ... You've Already Done Your Hardest Research (So Let's Turn It Into Idea Gold!) — Lucy Flint
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