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25 Factors Great Boarding Schools Have in Common | KeepingTABS Editor’s Note: In June of 2013, Pat Bassett retired as president of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools, and now consults with schools. Pete Upham is executive director of TABS, The Association of Boarding Schools.1 Great boarding schools are “built to last.” What follows are the reflections of two educators whose work in boarding schools and with boarding schools over nearly five decades positions them to observe what boarding schools “built to last” do particularly well. Great boarding schools…. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Endnotes 1. 4. APPENDIX: Boarding Schools 200 Years Old or Older
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Introducing SmartCharts Data Discovery App for Excel | Rui Quintino Blog Finally! :) time to briefly introduce our SmartCharts app for Excel now available at Office Apps Store (download here). So, yet another “chart” app/tool for Excel…what’s the point? :) what’s it for? Well, beyond being a DevScope research project and a place where we will be test driving lots of #dataviz features using the latest technologies, there were some other drivers to build the app: There’s so much data available these days, but still most people can’t even acknowledge that there’s lot of hidden value in data, being it small, medium or big data… so they don’t even start exploring it :( Provide a data discovery tool that keeps user focus on the data, not modeling, not chart designing, just slice, dice & visual data miningThere are a lot of patterns for dataviz, but there seem to be a lack of reusable pre-built analytic models for the most simple data intelligence tasks, time series, pattern recognition, drill down viewsWe are building an excessive number of dashboards (really! Rui Introducing SmartCharts Data Discovery App for Excel | Rui Quintino Blog
Inicio-presentación Inicio-presentación Aplicación de juegos didácticos en el aula es un proyecto educativo, dentro del cual se han elaborado una gran variedad de juegos didácticos, cuyos contenidos educativos (preguntas, respuestas, palabras, cifras, frases...) pueden generarse a través de formularios, guardarse en ficheros de texto que se catalogan y clasifican en esta web. Esto permite que los docentes puedan elaborar de manera sencilla sus propios contenidos para los juegos o utilizar los ya elaborados. Además se han realizado versiones de los juegos que permiten la realzación de preguntas orales, juegos sin preguntas y juegos que permiten introducir las preguntas en los propios juegos al principio del mismo. Otra particularidad de estos juegos es su interfaz traductora, que permite presentar los juegos en diferentes idiomas. Esta interfaz carga los datos desde un fichero de texto que puede ser sencillamente elaborado o modificado por los usuarios del propio juego.
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I found my ideal lifestyle by working remotely At the start of 2014, I decided I need to make some changes in my life. I was working in an office in one of the coolest startups in Cape Town. I have a beautiful family; my wife who works from home and away on weekends shooting as a wedding photographer, my four year old son and my my baby daughter, who had just been born. I live in a far flung suburb of Cape Town, Muizenberg which is a famous and well known surf spot. I loved my job, but after three years at the company, I felt a need to explore something new. The daily grind I would leave the house early in the morning to rush to work. There were lots of days where I would leave for work in the morning, driving past the ocean, spotting amazing waves that I wished I could surf, but knowing I can’t. There would always be a few souls out there though. Work vs Life This might sound familiar to a lot of people. But sometimes work even eats into that. An Escape? But it doesn’t need to be this way. How I found my ideal lifestyle through working remotely How I found my ideal lifestyle through working remotely
Cisco’s John Chambers on the digital era How significant is the digital era? It’s the biggest technology transition in history, according to Cisco’s executive chairman—and requires a proportional response from companies. When John Chambers became chief executive officer of Cisco Systems in 1995, the world had barely entered the modern information age. By the time Chambers stepped down as Cisco’s CEO last year, to become executive chairman, the information age had fundamentally transformed almost every aspect of society. Interview transcript If you’re a leader in today’s world, whether you’re a government leader or a business leader, you have to focus on the fact that this is the biggest technology transition ever. This digital age is the connectivity of going from a thousand devices connected to the Internet to 500 billion. But it will also result in tremendous disruption. Evolving the organization The hard part is how do you change your organization structure? She or he has to think much more outside the box. Finding innovation Cisco’s John Chambers on the digital era
Karrieresprung: Arbeiten in virtuellen Teams Karrieresprung: Arbeiten in virtuellen Teams Ein Teamkollege sitzt in Indien, der andere in Deutschland, der dritte in den Vereinigten Staaten. Ob Softwareunternehmen, Firmen der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie oder Automobilfirmen - virtuelle Teams sind längst nicht mehr wegzudenken. Die Zusammenarbeit über elektronische Medien fordert vor allem die sozialen Kompetenzen der Teammitglieder. Herr Hertel, wo ist ein virtueller Teamarbeiter mehr oder anders gefordert als der Mitarbeiter in einem klassischen Team? Mehr zum Thema Virtuelle Teams unterscheiden sich nicht grundsätzlich von traditioneller Gruppenarbeit sondern eher graduell. Spielen diese bei der Auswahl der Teammitglieder tatsächlich eine Rolle? In der Regel kommen virtuelle Teams auf Grund von strategischen Überlegungen zustande, etwa dass Partnerschaften mit einem anderen Unternehmen, in einem anderen Land oder Kontinent gebildet werden oder wichtige Kunden vor Ort betreut werden müssen. Wie sehen diese aus? Was bedeutet das für das Teammanagement?
How to Increase Your Essay Word Count | Word Counter Blog How to Increase Your Essay Word Count | Word Counter Blog When you have an essay assignment with a minimum word count, one of the worst feelings is when you believe you have finished only to find that you’re still well below the minimum you have to reach (as opposed to having too many words). Many students try to solve this problem by rewriting the essay’s sentences to make them wordier or splitting contractions. While these do increase word count, they usually make the essay weaker in the process. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you ever find yourself in a position where you need to increase the number of words for an essay, below are some simple techniques which can help you add to your writing while improving it instead of writing unneeded filler. Add Examples Skim through your essay looking for any place you have used an example to make a point. Address Different Viewpoints An effective way of increasing word count and improving your essay at the same time is to address different viewpoints to your own. Clarify Statements Use Quotations
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Repressed Memories Repressed Memories The topic of repressed memories of sexual abuse brings strong responses from both supporters and opponents, and finding a neutral ground is difficult. The reason is that the parties are not neutral observers but antagonistic relatives. One relative represents the alleged perpetrator of a sex crime, and the other is the complaining victim. The abuser is interested in not admitting to his crimes, while the victim wants his admission of gilt, his apology, or his punishment. But most of all, she wants to have her innocence returned. Assuming for a moment that the victims' memories are totally unfounded, one has to wonder why so many women and also men come up with frequent claims of alleged sexual abuse in childhood, but the complaining persons do not make similarly outlandish but different accusations. Unfortunately, the true facts are much more sinister. REPRESSED AND SUPPRESSED MEMORIES The human mind has the ability to choose information that reaches consciousness. [14] Nigel Bunyan.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock, is a standard psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses.[1] ECT is usually used as a last line of intervention for major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, mania and catatonia.[2] A usual course of ECT involves multiple administrations, typically given two or three times per week until the patient is no longer depressed. It was first introduced in 1938 by Italian neuropsychiatrists Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Bini, and gained widespread popularity among psychiatrists as a form of treatment in the 1940s and 1950s.[3][4] In western fiction, it is usually depicted as a painful procedure, but in western countries ECT is administered under anesthetic with a muscle relaxant.[5] Electroconvulsive therapy can differ in its application in three ways: electrode placement, frequency of treatments, and the electrical waveform of the stimulus. History[edit] ECT Therapy Overview ECT Therapy Overview
Sleepwalking and Depression Sleepwalking and Depression About 1.1 million adults in the U.S. — or 3.6 percent of the nation’s adult population — are prone to sleepwalking, according to new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research also showed an association between sleepwalking and psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The study “underscores that fact that sleepwalking is much more prevalent in adults than previously appreciated,” noted Maurice Ohayon, M.D., D.Sc., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who is the lead author of the paper. It will appear in the May 15 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleepwalking, a disorder “of arousal from non-REM sleep,” can have serious consequences, resulting in injuries to the sleepwalker or others, as well as impaired psychosocial functioning, the researchers noted. Although more research is needed, the work could help raise awareness of this association among primary care physicians, he added.
Account Manager Type of work: Full-Time Location: Boulder, CO Description: Anthem Branding is a boutique creative agency based in Boulder, Colorado. We’re looking for a dynamic, creative, and collaborative Account Manager. Key Responsibilities Skills and Traits Excellent verbal and written communication skills Work effectively without close supervision Take accountability and ownership of projects from start to finish Organized, reliable and motivated Detail-oriented and ability to solve problems Efficient multitasking Experience Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in advertising or related field Minimum 3-5 years of experience in account/project management in an agency environment Experience managing both individuals and teams Proficiency in Mac platform, Google Apps, Keynote Salary and Benefits The starting salary for this position is in $45-55k range depending on experience, plus Benefits. How to apply: Send a message to hr@anthembranding.com with: 1. We look forward to hearing from you. untitled untitled
Mamá, quiero ser traductora: Traducir sin ánimo de lucro ¡Feliz año, traductores y traductoras! Perdonad por la desaparición. ¿Ya habéis hecho vuestra lista de buenos propósitos para este año? Yo me he propuesto conseguir que el 2014 sea un año inolvidable en el plano profesional y os quiero hacer partícipes a vosotros también. De hecho, una de las espinitas que tengo clavadas es el blog, porque siempre se me ocurren ideas chulas pero nunca saco tiempo para contároslas. La primera entrada del año es de resarcimiento. En esta entrada os traigo mi propia lista actualizada de organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro que necesitan traductores e intérpretes voluntarios (si conocéis alguna más, por favor, dejadme un comentario para que la incluya), además, esta vez la he organizado por ámbitos. Traducción: Interpretación: · Intérpretes -> · Intérprete de LSE o voluntariado con LSE-> Accesibilidad: · Subtitulación y subtitulación para sordos (SPS) -> · Audiodescripción: "¿Por qué te pareció buena idea empezar traduciendo para las ONG? [...] [...] 1. 2.
Traductores voluntarios para 5 ONG. ¡Colabora! Muchas personas se sienten con ganas de ayudar a los demás, pero no saben cuál sería la mejor manera de hacerlo. Otras muchas, en cambio, son reacias a colaborar ya que sienten que teniendo necesidades propias no pueden ayudar al prójimo. Aunque es cierto que no todos tenemos la capacidad de dar a los demás, sí que es cierto que las personas que saben dar, reciben mucho a cambio. En nuestra empresa de traducción creemos que los traductores tenemos un gran poder: permitir la comunicación en el mundo sin importar las barreras lingüísticas. ¿Cómo pueden colaborar los traductores voluntarios? Afrikable En Afrikable creen que un mundo mejor y más justo es posible y luchan para conseguirlo. Necesitan traductores voluntarios para traducir su página web a varios idiomas, empezando por el inglés. ¿Has decidido colaborar? Entra en Trabaja con nosotros y regístrate en nuestra base de datos. Fundación Vicente Ferrer Medicusmundi Acción Global Sostenible Traductores voluntarios para ONG| Empresa de traducción
La idea de hacer alguna vez algún tipo de voluntariado está muy extendida, pero siempre va acompañada de la excusa del no-tengo-tiempo. Ahora bien, ¿hemos pensado en toda la amplitud que puede abarcar un voluntariado? Siempre pensamos en una asociación de animales, de inmigrantes, un comedor social, un país de allá… pero, ¿y una labor voluntaria desde el sillón de tu casa? Puede sonar un poco a opción de vagos, pero no es así. Aquí os voy a mostrar algunas de las opciones relacionadas con nuestro trabajo como traductores e intérpretes que son de gran utilidad, ya que una asociación no gubernamental, por norma general, no puede permitirse afrontar este tipo de gastos. Una opción destacada y para muchos desconocida es el onlinevolunteering.org, el programa de voluntariado de las Naciones Unidas: “Los voluntarios en línea son personas que deciden libremente brindar su tiempo y sus habilidades en beneficio de la sociedad a través de Internet sin hacer consideraciones de tipo económico”. Voluntariado y traducción | Traidlation
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Newswise — A national magazine tells a professor she needs hundreds of permissions to use its cover photos in her class, when in fact, she could claim fair use, which does not require payment or permission. Many teachers want to use YouTube as a teaching tool but aren't sure if it's legal, while others warn their students not to post their video assignments to YouTube. Under fair use, both actions are legal. All manner of content and media is now available online, but fear and misinformation have kept teachers and students from using this valuable material, including portions of films, TV coverage, photos, songs, articles, and audio, in the classroom. Now, thanks to a coordinated effort by the media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and Temple University, teachers and students have a guide that simplifies the legalities of using copyrighted materials in an academic setting: The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. newswise
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