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27. Restoring the Balance

Williams, Arthur Hyatt Karnac Books ePub

In one form or another, the death constellation occurs in each one of us. Freud (1920), in “Beyond the Pleasure Principle,” described the two polarized instincts of life and death. He stated that all of us live in a state in which we are pulled toward life on the one hand and death on the other. He wrote about the fusion and defusion of these instincts. Deadi inevitably won in the end, but only after the life instinct and its function of continuing the species had ensured the survival of the next generation. Although Freud remained in some doubt about the universality and applicability of his new theory of the death instinct, Klein accepted it and stated that life and death instincts operate from the beginning of life. Her consideration of their importance pervades her work. The poets write about life and death forces. Keats himself, probably burdened by the onset of tuberculosis, in his sonnet “Why Did I Laugh Tonight?” wrote: “Love, life and poetry are intense indeed, but death intenser, death is life’s high mead,” and, in “Ode to a Nightingale” (Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 1979)

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Part One Promoting Learning in the Inclusive Classroom

Toby J. Karten Solution Tree Press ePub

I hated the shorter line when we went to lunch and specials. My class only had ten kids in it with two teachers. The other classes had so many more kids. I just knew that everyone was looking at me and thinking, Boy, is he stupid or what! Now, because I did OK in that other class, I am back in the bigger classroom with my friends for most of the day. That’s where I have social studies and science and go to gym, art, and music with the kids who ride the bus with me and live on my block. I still do my reading and math in a separate room with a different teacher and other kinds of books. Sometimes the smaller room is OK. When I’m with the resource group, I don’t care as much about messing up, and the teacher helps me learn the things I need to know. When I was younger, I hated school and sometimes myself. Now, I have more friends, and school isn’t so bad.”

It is tough for some kids to fit in when others view them as being different. This affects their self-esteem, which in turn influences academic performances and social interactions. Special education classes that set kids apart and flag them as “different” still exist today, but they are rapidly being replaced by classes that employ teaching strategies that accept and embrace all students (without the stigmatization). Today, differences are becoming the norm in heterogeneous inclusive classrooms.

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3 Use High-Yield, Research-Based Strategies

Davis, Bonnie M. Solution Tree Press ePub

CHAPTER 3

Use High-Yield, Research-Based Strategies

You can change your mindset.

—Carol Dweck

We all want strategies, techniques, and tools that will magically transform students into engaged learners who can’t wait to enter our classrooms and master the work. As teachers, we want this so much that, when we have opportunities for professional development, we most often ask for strategies and teaching techniques. Fullan (2008) calls this search for strategies “‘techniquey’—seeking tools as solutions instead of getting at the underlying issues” (p. 130). Techniquey strategies don’t solve problems and bring about change, because there are underlying issues present in schools that prevent students from achieving at their full potential—and we can’t solve the problem of low achievement with a single strategy. However, there are strategies and effective teaching tools that do influence student learning and support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and research (Hattie, 2012) provides a list of the most effective ones, some of which we examine in this chapter. Too often we are trying our best, but we are not using the most effective high-yield, research-based learning strategies. To influence student learning, we need to choose and refine strategies, techniques, and tools that are proven by the research to make a difference.

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CHAPTER FIVE. Election Rape

Eigen, Michael Karnac Books ePub

You will think I’m paranoid but I can’t help putting together the way Bush stole the election and 9/11.” Carla was referring to the presidential election year 2000. “They bullied, lied, cheated on every level. Blocking voters from voting: getting voters off the lists, creating obstacles getting to polls, creating problems at the polls, bad ballot forms, bad ballot counts, discrediting credentials ... Bullying. Baker’s face bore a hole through me. I had nightmares about his face and Pataki shouting at vote counters in Florida. No wonder I was turned off by politics when I was a teen.

“I feel raped by the Supreme Court! What do kids learn from the Supreme Court? They learn to do anything to win, screw others to get power. Lie and cheat and bully. Not only is being a rapist OK, it’s mandatory. It’s part of what one does to win. May the best rapist win. At Bush’s inauguration the streets were lined with the violated.

“They bombed us with the election, then 9/11 came. I thought: violence to violence, mirror images, violence trapped in a magnification lens. Monster, monster on the wall, who’s the evilest of all? There is a grotesque mirror in the soul and once you fall in you can not get out of it.

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13. Free association in psychotherapy

Kris, Anton O. Karnac Books ePub

In describing the elements, the method, the determining influences, and the process of free association, I have bypassed, for the most part, the other components of the psychoanalytic situation (Stone, 1961). I want to consider their facilitating influence on free association as a means of defining the frontier between psychoanalysis and the most closely related form of psychotherapy. My premise holds that at that imaginary line of demarcation psychotherapy is fundamentally similar to psychoanalysis in its emphasis on free association, in its requirements of the therapist for neutrality and anonymity, and in its attention to the therapeutic process. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is not, in my view, psychoanalysis manque, however, for if one crosses the frontier by withdrawing or by altering one of the essential components of the psychoanalytic setting, one must add something else in order to promote the therapeutic process.

Before proceeding with such a functional consideration of some components of the psychoanalytic setting, I want to enter a disclaimer. I do not propose to discuss the many problems that arise when one seeks to clarify the relationship of psychoanalysis to the vast field of psychotherapy, which encompasses a very wide range of methods and circumstances. Nor shall I review the complicated history of the relationship between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Sachs (1979) has lately done so most effectively, with a salutary emphasis on Freud’s free association method. I am indebted to him for providing such a valuable discussion. I concur with his conclusion that an understanding of the relationship between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy requires distinctions in terms of method. Accordingly, I shall consider only that segment of the field in which the free association method is the central element of technique. Narrow in that way, it is nonetheless applicable across a wide range of conditions and diagnostic categories, for patients who wish to make use of this kind of treatment.1

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CHAPTER 28: BUILDING CONTRACTORS

Levine, Stewart Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If you refuse everything but the best, you very often get it.

—W. Somerset Maugham

One of the most perilous projects you can get yourself into is home remodeling. I have known people who were out of their house for a year when it was supposed to be three months. Others had to spend twice the amount budgeted. It is even more fraught with the potential for breakdown than building a new home because you are disrupting an ongoing life without something new in place. So,if things go wrong, you end up being suspended in time.

This agreement put the structure on a down-to-the-studs $300,000 renovation of 75 percent of a residence. Fortunately, this was not the primary residence of the owner during the project.

1. Intent and vision: It is our intention to set out our agreement for the rebuilding project at 4598 Lakeview Dr., Spring Valley, New York. We want this remodel to be uniquely easy. Our intent and 167vision is for this project to run smoothly and without major difficulty despite the history of remodeling projects.

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7. “I have a Regiment that can take it”

Brian K. Burton Indiana University Press ePub

“I Have a Regiment That Can Take It”

THE FINAL DESPERATE CONFEDERATE effort at Gaines's Mill was an aggregation of small events, each person in each area thinking that his was the most important. It is important to remember, however, that all these events took place at very close to the same time.

On the Confederate left, D. H. Hill found Sam Garland and George B. Anderson talking “with great enthusiasm”—some described the conversation as “contention”—about the possibility of taking Buchanan's line in flank and the concern about some Yankee guns (Lt. Horace Hayden's section of Edwards's battery). The two were each thirty-one years old and newly promoted brigadiers. Garland was a Virginia lawyer who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, using his off time to organize the Lynchburg Home Guard (later part of the 11th Virginia) before attaining brigade command in late May. Anderson was a Tar Heel and a West Point-trained cavalryman who had switched to infantry at the outbreak of hostilities and got his brigade in early June.

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7 The Best Nightlife

Stephen Brewer FrommerMedia ePub

Nightlife is alive and well on the Piazza San Marco.

Nightlife Best Bets

Best Places for a Glass of Wine on a Beautiful Square

Al Prosecco and Al Bagolo, Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio, Santa Croce (p 115)

Best Place for an After-Dinner Drink with a Water View

Bar-Caffè La Piscina, Zattere, Dorsoduro (p 116)

Best Pint of Guinness (Arguable)

Café Blue, Salizada San Pantalon, Dorsoduro (p 116)

Best Place to Blow your Budget on a Cup of Coffee

Caffè Florian, Piazza San Marco (p 117)

Best Place to Lose Your Fortune

Casino Municipale, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, Fondamenta Vendramin, Cannaregio (p 119)

Best Way to Transport Yourself to a London Pub

Devil’s Forest, Calle Stagneri, San Marco (p 118)

Best Place to Watch Football (Soccer)

Inishark, Calle del Mondo Novo, Castello (p 118)

Best Place to Get a Whiff of Student Life

Caffè dei Frari, Fondamenta dei Frari, San Polo (p 117)

Best Panini and Crostini in Town

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4 Remembering to Trust Yourself Practical Wisdom: Create an Advisory Board

Fraser, Margot Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

We love to hear stories from entrepreneurs who went against the grain. It’s great to learn about the hero’s journey, replete with overcoming all the odds. Rather than listening to conventional wisdom, these entrepreneurs trusted their instincts and believed their vision of what was possible. They found an innovative niche, explored fresh ways of connecting with their customers, and figured out how to stay ahead of the curve. During those early times of idealism and excitement, most entrepreneurs did everything themselves. They made the sales calls, developed the products, provided the services, wrote the checks, answered the phone, and swept the floor. This is an important part of the life cycle of a business. But if we remain in this mode, our companies will be only as strong as a single leader.

If we want our businesses to become sustainable enough to grow and create livable work for all stakeholders, then at some point the way we operate needs to shift. As this shift happens, we become more knowledgeable about our industries and begin to make use of conventional wisdom. At this point, we need to ask for help, know when to delegate, and know when to hire people who know more than we do. As we grow bigger, it can be difficult to keep track of our intuitive values and that gut feeling that started us off on the entrepreneurial road to begin with. We may start not to trust ourselves as much anymore.

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Tale Three: Social Anxiety: A Business Management Student Fails Whenever Things Come to a Head

Holm-Hadulla, Rainer Matthias Karnac Books ePub

“I feel best playing computer games. They shut out the whole world”

Joachim is a twenty-five-year-old business management student. He has just failed his oral exams. He felt “completely blocked” and could not answer even the simplest questions. The professor examining him is astonished to see his student go to pieces in this way. Joachim has always been an excellent student: his first-part finals earned him an A grade, “as everyone had expected”. After the disastrous orals, he reluctantly allows his professor to make an appointment for him with me.

At our first encounter, Joachim is reserved and suspicious. He is very tall and slender and makes a troubled, unsettled impression. Avoiding eye contact with me, he reports stumblingly on the exam he has just failed: “There's no future left for me, having to go to a shrink is as bad as it gets. If they try to put me in a psychiatric ward, I'll jump out of the window first.” He appears badly scared, his hands are shaking and he can hardly sit still. “I just don't know what's wrong with me,” he says.

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9: How do sea monsters help against bed-wetting?

Gunter, Michael Karnac Books ePub

With occasional interruptions, Jonathan was increasingly wetting his bed several times a week. After wetting his bed, he came over to his parents ’ bed and snuggled up to his father, wanting to be very close to him. According to the parents, even as a very small child he ’d always been a “great one for snuggling ”, he came into their bed almost every night and snuggled up to his father. Jonathan was a bright boy, attending Gymnasium (academic secondary school) and performing well. Both parents were in academic professions. When Jonathan was two years old, there had been a change of childminder due to the family moving house; he seemed to have taken this in his stride.

Jonathan seemed fairly shy in the first two interviews, mentioning as problems only that if he got angry he liked to withdraw. He would read or not go out with family on trips at the weekend. He was sure that he would be able to cope with this bed-wetting and was motivated to do something about it. My impression was that he was putting himself under considerable pressure, and also wanted to do very well at school. He followed instructions like a good boy, particularly the one about not going to his parents ’ bed. The frequency of bed-wetting dropped considerably, but it didn ’t disappear altogether.

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2 College Years: 1938–1942

Billy Taylor Indiana University Press ePub

The time had come for me to test my wings, a prospect that both excited me and frightened me. I had the utmost respect and admiration for my parents, but I believed I had the moxie to move forward, although it was that of a typical seventeen-year-old male. I was bursting with the kind of restlessness that signaled due time for a new level of responsibility. But there was also a great unknown before me. Despite the fact that I had visited Virginia State College on several occasions, and despite the fact that my parents had helped me to determine the major I would pursue and the fraternity I would pledge, I had very little concept of life apart from the sanctuary of my upbringing and its hallowed landmarks and artifacts—U Street, Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Dunbar High School, the Howard Theatre, and Aunt Alcinda’s dinner rolls! Added to the uncertainty of my own life was the shifting tide of the late 1930s. Both America and the world were changing.

As I prepared to leave the comforts of boyhood and home, America was digging out from beneath the Great Depression while war clouds gathered across the Atlantic. We huddled around the radios in our living rooms to listen to President Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats,” during which he tried to assure us that our country would remain neutral despite instability around the world and Adolph Hitler’s troubling rise to power. We also gathered around our radios to listen to Joe Louis knock out James Braddock in New York’s Madison Square Garden, and later to listen to him defeat the German Max Schmeling in June of 1938, the same summer that I graduated from Dunbar High. When the “Brown Bomber” conquered the German, the symbolism could not have been more potent. Here was a black man whose native country confined him to “Colored Only” drinking fountains, to “Jim Crow” cars on the train, to the backs of buses, to the back doors of restaurants, and to the balconies of theatres. Yet this black man emerged the victor over the German whose native land was considered the real threat to democracy. Joe Louis seemed to speak for all of us. Throughout the South, any African American who dared to challenge a white man risked being lynched. Untold numbers of black men were castrated, hanged, or burned alive for this reason, and even if they were innocent, the law offered them no protection. Because he could stand equal to a white man without risk of being lynched, Joe Louis became our proxy.

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chapter 10: Optimization

Owen, Harrison H. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

IF WE ENGAGE IN THE SEARCH for a fully InterActive mode of communication with which to support life in the InterActive Organization, our search need not be a long one. The answer to our needs is to be found as close as the nearest PC (or Mac). The name is Internet, or in its local version, Intranet.147

Internet is the appropriate choice, and probably the only choice, because it provides an electronic environment, an open space, in which organization without walls can grow. To be sure there are those who have dreams of controlling the Net, but their dreams last only as long as it takes to create a new generation of software that opens things up once again. And yes, there is talk about creating secure firewalls, but any good hacker, given the time and the inclination, will find a way through. Because the Internet is essentially without limit and prescribed form, InterActive organization naturally finds a home there.

Where all this is headed, nobody knows, but the visionaries in our midst, like Kevin Kelly,1 author of Out of Control, are striking out on some very interesting paths. What started out as an electronic mailbox has transmuted into an alternative reality, and from there into the cybersphere, a whole new “place” where things can grow. And in this new space/time, multiple creatures are being fruitful and multiplying like crazy, with names like Amazon.com, ebay, and Yahoo. Another name applies equally as well, I think: InterActive Organization.148

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Chapter 6 - Requirements Analysis Meetings

Zavala, Alice Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In This Chapter:

Challenges

Business Modeling Workshops

Types of Analysis Meetings

Business Process Modeling Workshops

Prototype Review Meetings

Risk Management Workshops

Requirements are first stated in simple terms and are then analyzed and decomposed for clarity. Requirements analysis is the process of grouping requirements information into various categories, evaluating requirements for selected qualities, representing requirements in different forms, deriving detailed requirements from high-level requirements, and negotiating priorities. Requirements analysis also includes activities to determine required function and performance characteristics, the context of implementation, stakeholder constraints and measures of effectiveness, and validation criteria. Through the analysis process, requirements are decomposed and captured in a combination of text and graphical formats.

The purpose of analysis activities is to restate requirements in different forms to clarify and further define the nature and scope of the requirement. In addition, the feasibility of the requirements is analyzed and the risks are assessed.

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12 Using Pollen, Leaves, and Paleomagnetism to Date a Juvenile Tyrannosaurid in Upper Cretaceous Rock

RALPH MOLNAR Indiana University Press ePub

William F. Harrison, †Douglas J. Nichols, Michael D. Henderson, and Reed P. Scherer

12.1. Restored skeleton of juvenile tyrannosaurid Jane in Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, Illinois.

The juvenile tryrannosaurid from the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Maastrichtian) in southeastern Montana, informally named “Jane” (BMR P2002.4.1), is determined to be from a zone in the formation that dates to about 66 Ma. The stratigraphic position of the Jane site is established on the basis of palynology and paleobotany by comparison with correlative sections in southwestern North Dakota and is supported by paleomagnetic data. The palynological and paleobotanical data tightly constrain the age and stratigraphic position of this unique fossil.

In June 2001, an expedition from the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois, discovered the skeleton of a juvenile tryrannosaurid (BMR P2002.4.1; see Fig. 12.1), approximately 7 m in length, in the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous: Maastrichtian) in northwestern Carter County, southeastern Montana (45°46′N, 104°56′W; see Fig. 12.2). The specimen, nicknamed “Jane,” was initially identified as either a young Tyrannosaurus rex (Carr 2005; Henderson 2005; Parrish et al. 2005) or a Nanotyrannus lancensis (Larson 2005), which was known from a single skull found earlier in the same Montana county.

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