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The World of Thennla

Drake, Jonathan Aeon Games ePub

Thennla is explored in two sourcebooks: SHORES OF KORANTIA and THE TASKAN EMPIRE, each providing more detail on two of the great empires of the world. This sourcebook extracts information from these supplements to give prospective players and Games Masters an introduction to Thennla before delving into greater details. It concentrates on the continent of Taygus, home to the Taskan and Korantine cultures.

THE WORLD OF THENNLA

Thennla is named after its primary earth-goddess, Theyna. This world is one in which humanity is not only the dominant sentient race but, according to many, is the only sentient race.

Geography

The world is a disc upon which the major land masses encircle an Inner Ocean and which are, in turn, surrounded by the Outer Ocean. Beyond the Outer Ocean is the Edge of the World and it is variously reported that crossing over is impossible, is certain death, or offers transport to other worlds or dimensions. Above the world is the realm of sky, which stretches all around at least as far as the Edge of the World, and above that is the Vault of Heaven which, so far as is known, is solid and impenetrable. The distance from one side of the world to the other is about 11,265 kilometres. The Vault of Heaven's height is unknown, but it is assumed to be dome-shaped and at least 1,600 kilometres high at its centre. Some scholars suspect that it is, in fact, the upper part of a sphere within which sits the earth, with the vast majority of the sphere's volume being beneath the earth's surface, where the Many Hells are to be found.

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Chapter 1. Once Upon a Thread

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

THE AUTHOR’S STORY

Salley at Rhode Island School of Design, 1977

y favorite way of working is in mixed media. For as long as I can remember, I have felt that my pictures were plain and unfinished unless something real was glued, stapled, or sewn onto them. I have found a method of working that allows me to explore and play with a variety of supplies and techniques. Although I have no set formula, the common thread in my work is, well, thread. I embroider, wrap, and sew felt and found objects together, creating three-dimensional scenes in relief that are photographed and reproduced in picture books and on posters and cards.

Growing up in a home full of art, music, and dance contributed to my belief that creative expression is a fundamental part of life, defining who we are as individuals and as a society. When I was a little girl, my sister and I spent countless hours creating a miniature world with our toys and found objects. Scraps of cloth, old buttons, snaps, and eyehooks became clothes, accessories, and furnishings for our dolls. Our measure of excellence was the impeccable doll clothes sewn by our Southern great-aunts, Dell and Alma Salley.

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Accomplishing Districtwide Reform

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

LYN SHARRATT
MICHAEL FULLAN

ABSTRACT : This is a mystery story. It is about a district that apparently did the right things but seemed not to get commensurate results across all classrooms and schools. In this article, we look closely at the details and discover an important lesson about districtwide reform. The district is York Region District School Board, which is a large multicultural district just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. York is a rapidly growing district with a diverse sociocultural and linguistic population, with over 100 different languages spoken in its schools. The school board has been opening, on average, at least 5 elementary schools a year for the last 5 years. There are 140 elementary schools and 27 secondary schools, with over 108,000 students and 8,000 teachers.

Districtwide reform has become increasingly important over the past decade as educational leaders have sought to achieve large-scale sustainable school improvement across the system. Our article delves deep into what such reform looks like and what educators must do to obtain substantial success in student learning.

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Route 10 Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem

Gibson, John Down East Books ePub

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Located far from the Bay State’s rural farm and hill country, this short, interesting drive is, in its way, avowedly urban. The attraction here is of a different sort: a wander through old, established oceanfront neighborhoods, some so much at sea as to be connected to the mainland by only the narrowest of threads, others historic and utterly colonial-era in flavor. These communities at the lip of Boston’s North Shore form a kind of transition outward toward Cape Ann, beginning outside the densely commercial and industrial zone that spreads north and east from Boston through East Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, and Lynn. This drive from the shores of Lynn Harbor and Nahant Bay, north through Swampscott to old Marblehead, and then farther north to historic Salem, explores the periphery of Massachusetts Bay and the smaller harbors above it, arriving eventually in the midst of the intriguing witches’ city.

Begin this trip in Lynn at the busy intersection of the Lynnway and Nahant Road beside Lynn Beach and the Nahant Beach and Lynn Shore Reservation. Leaving the industrial zone along the Lynnway behind you, head south on Nahant Road, which follows a narrow isthmus between Lynn Harbor and Nahant Bay. You will find excellent water views here in the direction of Winthrop and Boston—where a constant stream of jet aircraft ascends from Logan International Airport in the southwest—and other views over Nahant Bay to the left. A number of parking areas here along Nahant Beach provide stopping places and access to the waterside. Crowds of locals and Bostonians flock to the beach on warm summer days to swim and enjoy the cool breezes that drift across this narrow neck of land.

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chapter 26 The Myth of “The More, the Merrier” on Teams

Harvey Robbins Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Some people think that the larger the team, the better the team.

Wrong.

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OK, well elaborate a bit (although, a two-sentence chapter on knowing when to stop seems very Zen or something).

There is a tendency by some executives to think of their entire organization as a team. This is an interesting expression, but not a useful one. Teams by their very nature cant be big. At some point before a team exceeds the number of fingers on two hands, they stop being teams and become mobs.

Team size is important. Smaller is much better than large. A team can be self-led, leader-led, formal or ad-hoc, but it cant be humongous.

A strategic business unit is usually not a team. SBUs can range from a score of people to several hundred, and they will be cross-functional as all get-out, and they will talk about themselves as a team—Weve got the Eastman Kodak Unit A Injection Molding and Extrusion Team Spirit! What they are is a network of teams.

Harvey was once called in to talk to an SBU. When he entered the room, he saw 74 people sitting in chairs, about eight rows deep. Harvey exhaled.

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