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PASTIME

Rossetti, Christina Carcanet Press Ltd. ePub

A boat amid the ripples, drifting, rocking;

Two idle people, without pause or aim;

While in the ominous West there gathers darkness

        Flushed with flame.

A hay-cock in a hay-field, backing, lapping;

Two drowsy people pillowed round-about;

While in the ominous West across the darkness

        Flame leaps out.

Better a wrecked life than a life so aimless,

Better a wrecked life than a life so soft:

The ominous West glooms thundering, with its fire

        Lit aloft.

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41 - Sports Stars Lose Out to Philanthropists as Today's Heroes

Coline Covington Karnac Books ePub

With the sudden fall of the now former England captain, John Terry, following hard on the heels of Tiger Woods’ dented career, sports stars are no longer the role models they used to be. Their successes don't seem to make them better people but reveal instead their arrogance and insecurity.

To rate as a role model, the person must represent something of our higher nature. Sports stars, going back to the inception of the Olympics in ancient Greece, have long been acclaimed as heroes whose superhuman achievements demonstrate that man can rise to the level of the gods, even if only for a moment. These are the stars who set the standard we aspire to.

Our role models do not normally have affairs, or give in to lust, greed, or avarice—at least not publicly. They embody qualities that we admire. Like the loved father and mother of our childhood, they shape our ideal of who we want to be when we grow up. Having an ideal serves a vital component in our psychological development and in our psychic health. Striving towards our ideal helps us to bear frustration, to sublimate instinctual gratification, so that we can think, learn, and develop the necessary skills to be creative. Without a desire to be like his father, the little boy would never leave the comfort of his mother's arms.

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The “German Sales 1930–1945” Database Project

Collections Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Christian Huemer

The Getty Research Institute

Editor’s Note: Head of the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Institute, Christian Huemer has overseen the digitization project “German Sales 1930–1945: Art Works, Art Markets, and Cultural Policy,” a two-year collaboration (2011–2013) with the Heidelberg University Library, the Kunstbibliothek (SMPK) Berlin and thirty-six contributing institutions that have worked to create an easily searchable, comprehensive online database of World War II-era German art sales records. The text that follows is based upon a project presentation held at the Getty in the summer 2013. To view the project, visit: http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/provenance/german_sales.html

On Friday, June 30, 1939, art collectors, curators, dealers, journalists, and celebrities packed themselves into the salon of the Grand Hôtel National in Lucerne, Switzerland. On sale by the Galerie Fischer were 125 paintings and sculptures by modern masters purged from German museums. The Nazis had decreed that art they deemed “degenerate” should either be exchanged for foreign currency or destroyed. Many potential buyers suspected the sale would in some way benefit the Third Reich’s nefarious military efforts. Others reasoned that it was more important to save these works for posterity. In one of the most anticipated moments of the entire auction, Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 Self-Portrait climbed from 145,000 Swiss Francs to 175,000. Within the longer history of the art market, the Lucerne auction was an exceptional phenomenon. It featured major modern works of art that were returned to the art market after having been part of permanent museum collections. Given its uniqueness, the 1939 Fischer auction is extremely well documented and researched.

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The Wrong Subject

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Of sight, a word to hear. We act, we act,

And doing so we wear our weak selves out.

We said ‘We want to die’ once when we lacked

The chance of it. We wait in fear and doubt.

O life, you are so packed

With possibility. Old age seems good.

The ache, the anguish – we could bear them we

Declare. The ones who pray plead with their God

To turn the murdering ministers away,

But they come softly shod.

The Wrong Subject

So many interests you had. You needed all

To quench your curiosity. I too

Would have a hand in more than the quickening feel

Of prosody. I grew up much like you,

But your wish was to heal,

Or rather study man. Anatomy

Would have made your whole life much happier

But you, wanting to marry, chose to be

A guardian of public health. You were

Good at it, but I see,

Years later, that your craving for a kind

Of study which you loved had made of you

A nervous man, swift to be angry, lined

Too young. I had the luck to find the true

End to ambition, combined

The abstract and the concrete, caught from you

The love of taking things apart and learning

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Chapter 7: Diverse-Learner Strategies

Robin J. Fogarty Solution Tree Press ePub

PLC TAKE AWAY

Learning How PLCs Share Differentiation Strategies for
Diverse Learners

We now circle back to a focus on learners by giving teachers within professional learning communities another way to appraise their students. Unlike the earlier chapters in which methods for identifying individual learner needs were addressed, this chapter looks at typical learner archetypes that comprise the diversity of today’s K–12 classrooms.

While differentiated instruction sometimes targets individuals, much of the time teachers plan instruction for various categories of learners. In short, they are not planning a different lesson for each student, but instead are planning lessons with differentiated strategies that ensure all student needs are met. This chapter develops a summary look at different kinds of learners—developing learners, advanced learners, English learners, and learners with special needs—through archetypes in children’s literature. We’ve included lists of strategies commonly used to address the talents and needs of these various archetypes for teacher teams to explore.

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