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Chapter 2: Tips for Welcoming Students

Allen Mendler Solution Tree Press ePub

2 Tips for Welcoming Students

I passed Mr. Waxman in the hall. I had him last year for English, and even though I said hi to him, he walked right past me as if he never met me before.

—Lucas, age 16

Mrs. Hodges is really cool. Even though I only have her for one class period a day, I feel like I can talk to her about anything!

—Myeka, age 14

SET UP YOUR CLASSROOM IN A WELCOMING WAY

A new school year typically begins for teachers at least a few days before students arrive. The main purpose of this time is for organization of the classroom, although there is often some time set aside for professional development. A motivational speaker is often brought in to help inspire the “troops” on one educational theme or another. I have often been the motivational speaker for such groups, and I have usually been asked to address how to interact most effectively with students with difficult behavior. I am a veteran presenter and have learned to deal with just about every possible glitch in a calm and friendly manner, despite often remaining silently aghast at the surroundings in which I meet with my audience. Even though there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of environmental conditions to the success of a staff development day, it is not uncommon to encounter extremely difficult surroundings. For example, one may experience large numbers of teachers meeting in a poorly ventilated area (the cafeteria), seated tightly together on hard seats with a sound system that either echoes excessively or is barely audible. There may be the last-minute addition of an overhead projector that can barely be seen because it is of poor quality or cannot possibly be viewed by everyone in such a large room. Common interruptions include cell phones ringing or the constant drone of the intercom paging one person or another. Despite the presence of a professional speaker and motivated learners, I sometimes leave these experiences wondering if any meaningful learning could have occurred in this environment plagued with problems.

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Inferring Strengths of Protein-Protein Interactions Using Support Vector Regression

Hamid R. Arabnia, Hiroshi Ishii, Minoru Ito, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Fernando G. Tinetti, George A. Gravvanis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Par. and Dist. Proc. Tech. and Appl. | PDPTA'13 |

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Inferring Strengths of Protein-Protein Interactions Using Support

Vector Regression

Yusuke Sakuma, Mayumi Kamada, Morihiro Hayashida, and Tatsuya Akutsu

Bioinformatics Center

Institute for Chemical Research

Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611–0011, Japan

Email: {sakuma, kamada, morihiro, takutsu}@kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract— Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) play various important roles in living organisms. Hence, many efforts have been made to investigate and predict

PPIs. Analysis of strengths of PPIs is important as well as PPIs because such strengths are involved in functionality of proteins. In this paper, we propose several feature space mappings from protein pairs, which make use of protein domain information, and perform five-fold cross-validation for data obtained from biological experiments. The result of average root mean square error (RMSE) using support vector regression (SVR) with our proposed feature was better than that by the best existing method, APM proposed by Chen et al.

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Hari Mohan Pandey Laxmi Publications PDF

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W ORKING WITH

A RRAYS IN ‘C’

6.1

INTRODUCTION

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n array is a data structure which can store multiple elements of same data type (homogeneous) under one name. In another way we say that array is a collection of variables of same type all of which are referred by a common name. Specific element of an array is accessed by an index. The declaration of an array is done as: data_type variable_name [size]; e.g., int arr [5];

By the above statement we are declaring an array named as arr and which can store 5 integer elements .The size is specified in [] square bracket (subscript operator). Size must be given when an array is declared. Array name is an identifier which follows the rules of writing an identifier.

Because each integer element takes 2 bytes so this array declaration reverses 10 bytes of memory for the array during compilation. All the elements of an array are stored in contiguous locations with the first element accessed as array name [0], second as array name [1] and so on. In our case It will be arr

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2 Speakerly Reading: Zora Neale Hurston

Lesley Larkin Indiana University Press ePub

Zora Neale Hurston

DESPITE THE SHARED FELICITY OF THEIR TRIPLED MONIKERS, James Weldon Johnson, the subject of the previous chapter, and Zora Neale Hurston had relatively little in common as artists. Although Johnson wrote a number of dialect songs and poems in his early career, he eventually rejected dialect and became known for works that appealed to the rising black middle class. Hurston, in contrast, was an ethnographer and folklorist whose best-known works celebrate vernacular black speech and culture. Despite significant differences in their approaches, and as predicted by the double bind of the double audience – Johnson’s description of the no-win situation facing black authors who write for a mixed, majority-white readership – both Johnson and Hurston have been criticized for their particular representations of black life. (Both have been praised extensively as well, but it is the critique I am interested in here.) It is possible to object to the middle-class, cosmopolitan protagonist of Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man for making black culture palatable to the white audience whom he resembles, just as it is possible to object to Hurston’s folksy Southern black characters for appearing untroubled by systemic racism and thus resembling characters on the minstrel stage.

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CHAPTER FIVE: Murder-suicide

Franco De Masi Karnac Books ePub

“Thou … who hast dared to plunge the sword in thine own children, … and hast destroyed me childless”

(Euripides, Medea, 2008)

Murder–suicide in the family

Murder–suicide is a not infrequent phenomenon that has been the subject of many criminological studies. It occurs when the murderer commits suicide after killing his victim, and presupposes a link between the two protagonists; for this reason, it is most frequent in couples or families. There are, however, cases in which the murderer takes the lives of people outside the family context—for example, workmates or school-mates—or turns his aggression on unwitting passers-by.

A masterly description of murder–suicide is given in Carrère’s book The Adversary (2000) and the film based on it. The novel is inspired by the true story of Jean-Claude Romand, who has succeeded in lying to his parents and friends for eighteen years, making them believe that he is a brilliant physician. He marries and continues the deception with his wife. Pretending to work for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Jean-Claude spends his days driving around aimlessly or visiting motels, to pass the time before rejoining his wife and children in the evenings. Eventually the game is up and he is about to be unmasked, so he takes the only action possible for his sick ego—eliminating everyone who might suffer or condemn him for being an impostor. Jean-Claude resolves to kill his wife and children and then to commit suicide, thus transforming the prolonged farce into tragedy.

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