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Thursday, 20 December 2018 07:20

How to Speak About Suicide

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Suicide is a sensitive topic. If you need to talk or find help to cope with emotions, feelings, or situations, here are some resources: National Suicide Prevention LifelineCall 1-800-273-8255Veterans, Press 1 Crisis Text LineText HELLO to 741 741Free. Confidential. 24/7. Introduction Suicide is a sensitive topic for many people. Suicide is the end of a person’s life by their own choosing. Commonly, people will ask why a person has committed suicide. That question…
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:01

Back to BASIC

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Always take time to go back to basics. I started programming in my early teens, if not pre-teen years, from the 3-2-1 CONTACT Magazine BASIC snippets provided for the Apple II computer. These fundamentals persist in the web platforms I continue to use today. This magazine was a campanion to a PBS show with the same name.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:31

Reinventing Yourself

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Topic(s) of Interest Self-Awareness Definition: having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Who was I? Who am I? Who will I be? I want to learn how to reinvent myself. I struggled with many medical setbacks this semester, and I need to find a way to emerge “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (Daft Punk) and more resilient. I lost sight of who I was, I want to…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 17:26

Did you realize

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I like the song Strangers by Portishead. The first stanza ends like this: Did you realize No one can see inside your view Did you realize For why this sight belongs to you These lyrics tell the story of living inside your own being. What you see, no one else can see. What  you experience is yours and yours alone. And there is are reasons for this. Imagine if you will, a virtual reality…
Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:22

Windows & Mirrors

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In the summer of 1983, I was seven years old. My brother was 17. He had the role of Uncle Henry in Trollwood Performing Arts School (TPAS)’s production of The Wizard of Oz. I have few memories of that summer, but from what I’ve been told, I laid some bricks in the upper right corner of the letter “Z” in the yellow brick road shaped to spell “Oz.” Six years later, in 1989,…
Saturday, 07 March 2015 17:13

A Paragraph of Cooperation

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Cooperative Learning is a collection of theories and practices that encourage learning from positive interdependence and promotes individual accountability. Learning groups may be formed by formal and informal means, for long and short term assignments, respectively. Retention and achievement both improved as cooperative learning was integrated into the learning environment. Cooperative learning improved social skills of both students and teachers. I find it striking that cooperative learning is directly related to improvements in…
Saturday, 28 March 2015 17:12

Paragraphs of Interdependence

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Holding yourself accountable for the work required to learn material is a personal challenge I'm facing with this class. We are faced with a varying array of teaching methods and techniques, both in an effort to teach us material, but also to demonstrate these techniques in raw form. We are folding education inside out by studying positive interdependence and individual accountability. Positive interdependence is an umbrella of nine types of independence structures. Of…
Saturday, 28 March 2015 17:12

Paragraphs of Social Skills

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Social skills must be ingrained in the lesson plans. There are four steps to social skill mastery: awkward, phony, mechanical, integrated. This reminded me of a chart I saw back in early 2000s: unconsciously incompetent, consciously incompetent, unconsciously competent, and consciously competent. In other words, (1) you don't know what you don't know, (2) you know what you don't know, (3) you don't know what you know, and (4) you know what you…
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