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Part II: Activities

Ambrose Panico Solution Tree Press ePub

The most important observation you can make is when you become a glimmer in the child’s eyes and he becomes a glimmer in yours.

—Albert E. Trieschman, American educator, psychologist, and writer


Chapter 5

Getting Acquainted

The challenges and activities in this chapter are designed to help you get to know your students and to help your students get to know each other. Most teachers understand the importance of getting to know their students and make a conscious effort to do so. Some plan specific activities and set aside designated times to make sure this happens. Others do it a little less formally, but they do it all the same.

Far fewer teachers understand the tremendous importance of helping their students get to know each other. Fewer still actually schedule activities and set aside time to encourage students to build relationships with each other.

While it is entirely possible to teach a class of students who do not know each other, it can be much more effective and much more enjoyable to teach a class of students who have built relationships with each other. Whether they know it or not, most teachers (ourselves included) have suffered the following effects of teaching in a classroom where the students are unfamiliar with each other:

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31 how he was

Gallas, John Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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Ecology: MCAT Biology

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Rossetti, Christina Carcanet Press Ltd. ePub

New Year met me somewhat sad:

     Old year leaves me tired,

Stripped of favourite things I had,

     Baulked of much desired:

Yet farther on my road to-day,

God willing, farther on my way.

New Year coming on apace,

     What have you to give me?

Bring you scathe or bring you grace,

Face me with an honest face:

     You shall not deceive me:

Be it good or ill, be it what you will,

It needs shall help me on my road,

My rugged way to heaven, please God.

Watch with me, men, women, and children dear,

You whom I love, for whom I hope and fear,

Watch with me this last vigil of the year.

Some hug their business, some their pleasure scheme;

Some seize the vacant hour to sleep or dream;

Heart locked in heart some kneel and watch apart.

Watch with me, blessed spirits, who delight

All through the holy night to walk in white,

Or take your ease after the long-drawn fight.

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3. Psychiatry and Psycho-Analysis

Harry Guntrip Karnac Books ePub

SINCE we are here studying psychodynamic theory with a practical aim in view, namely its ultimate bearing on the problems of psychotherapy, it is necessary to consider the relationship of psycho-analysis not only to general psychology on the one hand, but also to general psychiatry on the other. This raises in an acute form the validity of the psychodynamic, and therewith the psycho-analytical, approach to human problems, since psychiatry has always leaned heavily on neurology and physiology, the approach to the mind through the body. It is all the more necessary to consider this matter since Freud developed psycho-analysis out of his own prior physiological, neurological and biological standpoint : and psycho-analysis, in its inception, was deeply influenced by that standpoint.

The attitude of psychiatrists to psycho-analysis is anything but uniform. Some welcome the light it throws on mental illness. Thus O’Connor writes:

It must be conceded that, were it not for the stimulating and energizing work of Freud and of those who have come after him, we might still be blundering along among the psychiatric catacombs of last century. Much of what Freud first propounded has undergone modification, both by himself and by some of his brilliant successors and equally brilliant secessionists : in this respect we find him in the illustrious company of scientists of all ages. Much of his psychoanalytic therapy and speculation has become so much a part of psychiatric materia medica that the identity of the originator is liable to become lost in a wealth of long-accepted concepts and hypotheses. (1948, p. 136.)

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Steven K. Madsen Utah State University Press ePub

Before his adventure began, Dimmock procured a pocket diary, published by Denton & Wood of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. The book’s limited space for daily entries seemed well suited to his tiny handwriting. He also carried along a fine lead pencil and a pen to make notations and a sketchbook for making drawings. (In addition he created a portfolio of other drawings made on the journey. Over time, the acidic content of the paper nearly destroyed his work.) Dimmock wrote his experiences in this printed pocket diary, which included an almanac, printed postage rates, “a blank space for every day in the year,” and space for memoranda and for a register of financial accounts. It was titled “A Pocket Diary for 1859; containing a Blank Space for Every Day in the Year for the Record of Interesting Events, a Cash Account for each Month, Bills Payable and Receivable, &c., &c., &c. Published annually by Denton & Wood, Cambridgeport, Mass., 1859.”

The one centimeter thick pocket diary measured 7.5 by 17.5 centimeters. The publication consisted of 163 unnumbered pages. However, only about 80 pages contained handwritten notes/sketches by Dimmock. Dimmock’s diary constitutes a record of 199 daily entries over a period extending from May 4 to November 19, 1859. In addition, he scribbled several random notes and sketches on the endpapers and blank leaves of the publication, as well as in the portion assigned to financial records.

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Proportions: Right Triangles: Praxis I Geometry

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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The Little Bastard

Jed McKenna Wisefool Press PDF

Manhole covers and sewer grates are good to look at. The green lamppost knows its business. I can be very happy staring at a cement floor; not just any cement floor, of course. Still, what kind of yutz takes pleasure in staring at the floor? Williams knew what kind: “So much depends upon a red wheel barrow, glazed with rain water, beside the white chickens.” Words can’t say the rightness of a black steel door in a red brick wall. My foot casts three shadows. This is the same breeze that cooled Christ and Buddha under this same moon. What does it all mean? Why, absolutely nothing. If it meant anything, it wouldn’t mean a thing.................

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6 A Wop and a Wimp and a Moon

Mike Roos Quarry Books ePub

Jim Roos was surprised the first Saturday in July to see Pete Gill at his door again, only a week after they had settled his contract, dressed in a tee shirt, soiled khaki work pants, and mud-caked black Converse All Stars.

“Here I am, Jim.” Pete stood on the front stoop outside Jim’s house, hands outstretched like a singer, grinning broadly.

“What brings you to town, Pete? House hunting?”

“Got a place, Jim. We’re all moved in.”

With a glance at the mud on Pete’s shoes, knowing Betty had just vacuumed, Jim stepped outside. “You don’t waste time, do you?” Jim laughed.

“Ready to get started, Jim. That’s the way I am. When I’m done one place, I’m done, and I move on. ‘Don’t look back,’ Satchel Paige said. ‘Something might be gaining on ya.’”

“Where is it?”

“Where’s what?”

“Your new place.”

“Oh, uh, Jasper.”

“Jasper?” Jim replied uncomfortably.

“You know Wop Fritsch’s bar there, don’t you?”

“Yeah.” Jim grew even more uncomfortable. He’d never been inside Fritsch’s Tavern, but he’d been by there and knew its reputation as the Dubois County gambling headquarters. “Are you living there?”

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8 The Conquest Slows (1926–1930)

Christopher A. Brooks Indiana University Press ePub


The Conquest Slows


By Early 1926, Roland’s season was comfortably underway, and he was enjoying, once again, phenomenal reviews for his engagements. But the December 7, 1925, issue of Time magazine, a journal that had been favorably disposed to him in the past, questioned his artistry, implying his tremendous success was mostly due to the country’s interest in African American music and asking whether Hayes would have achieved his current level of celebrity had he been white instead of a “Negro.” The answer: it was “doubtful.”1 This reviewer, however, overlooked the fact that it was Europe that had propelled Roland to international stardom. Only after his conquest of Europe was he recognized as a great artist in his own country. But even after proving his musical skills in Western art music and scoring celebrity and fame throughout the Continent, Roland was still subjected to the greatest scrutiny and criticism in his home country.

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Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

Just an hour from Hobart lie the staggering coastal landscapes, sandy beaches and historic sites of the Tasman Peninsula. Bushwalking, surfing, sea-kayaking, scuba-diving and rock-climbing opportunities abound – all good reasons to extend your visit beyond a hurried day trip from Hobart.

Don’t miss visiting the peninsula’s legendary 300m-high sea cliffs – the tallest in the southern hemisphere – which will dose you up on natural awe. Most of the cliffs are protected by Tasman National Park, a coastal enclave embracing chunky offshore islands and underwater kelp forests. The cliffs are a safe haven for seabirds, while the fertile waters below throng with seals, dolphins and whales.

Waiting portentously at the end of Arthur Hwy is Port Arthur, the infamous and allegedly escape-proof penal colony dating from the early 19th century. Today kids kick footballs and dads poke sausages on BBQs there, but it’s impossible to totally blank out the tragedy of this place, both historically and more recently.

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3. Grandparents

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe University of North Texas Press PDF

The room was lined with small honey-colored tiles with a sitting place built into the wall. I turned on the faucet and watched the water bubble and swirl down the drain in the middle of the floor. The shower reminded me of a public bath in Japan that I’d had all to myself, since everyone else was soaking in the renowned, spring-fed baths outside. There, the amber tiles of the indoor bath gently descended under the water like a beach face. Steam rose and clung to the tiled walls and ceiling. Mozart piano sonatas unfolded over the sound system as a warm light glowed from a sculpture in the middle of the pool.

Pay attention, I told myself. Life is going to be different now. I took the massaging shower head from its holder, washing the sweat from my hair and the trauma from my skin. I dried off and pulled on a fresh gown. I went to get Sam from the nursery.

Sam and I would sleep together as often as I could claim him from the nursery. He seemed agitated, arching his back when I held him. Seeing that, one nurse suggested keeping him swaddled inside his receiving blanket as much as possible to help him feel safe. If I put him on my chest, the sound of my heartbeat calmed him, too.

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72. Sin of the Skin #3: Thin Skin

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub
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8 Find Your Real Team

Elizabeth Doty Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In August 1941, J. C. Penney, the founder of the retail giant; Lew Mobley, a senior executive at IBM; and Weyman Huckabee, a minister, met for lunch in Long Island, New York, along with eight or nine other businesspeople. Each of them had been privately troubled by the fact that they were asked so routinely to do things in their business roles that they would never do as individuals. Now, sharing their experiences and concerns over lunch, they found such valuable encouragement that they agreed to meet again the following week to provide mutual support in living their values at work.1

This small group continued to meet every week for twenty-seven years and gradually blossomed into a growing community of business and professional people dedicated to the idea of deepening their part in building spirituality into the life of the world. First called the Laymen’s Movement and then the Wainwright House, this pioneering community, which included some of the most innovative and daring leaders in business at the time, offered management courses in listening, innovation, change, learning and development, and accounting approaches that aligned with the true economics of a business. This was in the 1960s, long before these were widely accepted business topics. Though the members were thoroughly human with plenty of human weaknesses, the Laymen’s Movement/Wainwright House provided them enough reinforcement that they were able to stay truer to their values and sustain lifetime efforts to transform management practice within their firms and across entire industries.

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