Controlling the Solution - In “Learner-Centred Innovation,” Katie Martin shares the following: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school ...
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|Rank||Neighborhood||Violent Crime Rate|
|My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here|
(in one year)
|25||(S Indiana Ave / E 60th St)||65.77||1 in 15|
|24||(E Apache St / N Quaker Ave)||66.88||1 in 15|
|23||(Saint Paul Ave / Walnut St)||67.26||1 in 15|
|22||(Cass Ave / N 9th St)||67.75||1 in 15|
|21||(E Broadway St / Stuart Ave)||68.9||1 in 15|
|20||(North Indianapolis)||69.02||1 in 14|
|19||(Chambers St / Stonegate Dr)||70.05||1 in 14|
|18||(8th Ave S / Wedgewood Ave)||70.59||1 in 14|
|17||(N Meridian St / E 34th St)||72.71||1 in 14|
|16||(S Ashland Ave / W 76th St)||73.05||1 in 14|
|15||(Sauer St / Mcgowen St)||75.89||1 in 13|
|14||(Kishwaukee St / Grove St)||77.6||1 in 13|
|13||(S Homan Ave / W Roosevelt Rd)||80.17||1 in 12|
|12||(Delmar Blvd / N Euclid Ave)||82.76||1 in 12|
|12||(E Eh Crump Blvd / S 4th St)||82.91||1 in 12|
|10||(E Holland Ave / E Genesee Ave)||85.64||1 in 12|
|9||(Hopkins St SE / Adair Ave SE)||86.14||1 in 12|
|8||(Woodside)||86.38||1 in 12|
|7||(Wyoming St / Orangelawn St)||90.82||1 in 11|
|6||(Scott St / Wilmington St)||91.27||1 in 11|
|5||(Washington Heights)||96.55||1 in 10|
|4||(S Halsted St / W 77th St)||116.56||1 in 9|
|3||(Gratiot Ave / Rosemary)||123.93||1 in 8|
|2||(Mack Ave / Helen St)||145.29||1 in 7|
|1||(W Chicago / Livernois Ave)||149.48||1 in 7|
Connect the dots, also known as dot to dot or join the dots is a form of puzzle containing a sequence of numbered dots. When a line is drawn connecting the dots the outline of an object is revealed. The puzzles frequently contain simple line art to enhance the image created or to assist in rendering a complex section of the image. Connect the dots puzzles are generally created for children. The use of numbers can be replaced with letters or other symbols.All of the tasks listed in my opening question and so many others connect to the discipline that our children will need to succeed in their present and adult lives. The correct discipline and habits developed by learning how to do something first correct and then well are habits and skills that will transfer later in life to school and career work habits. A child who learns how to discipline him/herself at an early age to strive for excellence in even the most mundane tasks is setting him/herself up to be school and career ready. Let's take a look at some possible connections and I am sure you will come up with some of your own.
In adult discourse the phrase "connect the dots" can be used as a metaphor to illustrate an ability (or inability) to associate one idea with another, to find the "big picture", or salient feature, in a mass of data. Reuven Feuerstein features the connection of dots as the first tool in his cognitive development program.
1. pantsing What many high school students will do to fellow classmates if they decide to wear sweatpants. It is far to easy to catch the wearer of the sweatpants off-guard and pull their sweats down. Any other form of clothing on the bottom is not to be messed with.....only sweatpants. Poor girl decided to wear her sweats today; she's probably going to get......oh, and the pantsing begins.When are we going to say "ENOUGH?" When are we going to put an end to the madness? How much lower can we go? In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Our lives are ending; haven't we been silent long enough? Something to critically think about. I welcome your commentary in the comment section of the blog and invite you to listen to The Critical Thinker live each Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. ET on gobrave.org. Follow on Twitter @thinkcritical01.
2. pantsing a. to forcefully remove another person pants as a form of embarrassment. b. same as above except for sexual gratification.
3. pantsing The act or practice of pulling someone's pants down. The Seniors and I went pantsing today. The Freshmen never had a chance.
4. pantsing To yank someone else's pants down. Usually done in a humorous fashion. Also reffered to as pantsed. "Dude, did you see when Mark pantsed Tom? That was hilarious!" "Jack got expelled for pantsing the principal."
5. pantsing The act of someone pulling down another person's pants exposing their boxers/ briefs Today Bill and I made a plan for pantsing John. We did it in gym when he was sagging showing his orange briefs. He was so embarrassed!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”Happily being referred to as a bitch is "playing small" in my way of thinking. As an educator, I sadly see children attempting to spell "bitch" in their attempts at graffiti spelling it "bicth." I will actually walk upon a wall with "bicth" either marked or spray painted on it. This is sad on multiple counts as you have a young child who first of all cannot spell (bitch is not the only word he/she is misspelling), and secondly he/she is attempting to use the word in a derogatory manner. Where do you think a five or six year old learns this vocabulary? Ironically enough, I have asked my young perpetrators when I catch them, what does the word bitch mean, and needless to say they could not give me any of the definitions shown above. Most of the time the answer is "I don't know." I usually give the child a lesson on the definition, a spelling lesson and why it's inappropriate for a five or six year old to be using such language. I even explain to them that it is inappropriate for grown ups to be using it out of context. After our little conversation which is analogous to an old fashioned washing out of the mouth with soap (no, we cannot physically do that) from days of yore, the child has a better appreciation for the meaning of the word and its use. I wish I could say the same for our adults who wantonly use the word both verbally and in writing (T-shirts, social media posts, lyrics, scripts, etc. etc. etc.).
|A tub similar to what I bathed in as a child|
when visiting my grandmother in Virginia
Let your debts remain in place. If you get the "I'm rich and don't have to pay anymore" bug, you might be dooming yourself. Whether you take the lump-sum or the annuity option, if you have a single penny of debt in the immediate future and distant future, then something is seriously wrong. For that matter, you should not have a single debt ever again. If you manage to go broke down the road and still have a mortgage, car payments, student loans, credit card debt and personal bills, all of your friends and family members should get to spank or ridicule you every day for the rest of your life.
|The Citgo run by the Hussain brothers and where they were murdered|
Violent crimes such as this week's beheading (João Rodrigo Silva Santos, a former Brazilian professional soccer player, was kidnapped and brutally decapitated this week in Brazil) garner significant international media attention, but violence can take on a different nature in other parts of the world, says Bruno Monteiro, 26, who is also a local soccer fan.Above is an excerpt from a story I was reading in the November 2, 2013 edition of USATODAY about a second decapitation that had recently taken place in Brazil. What struck me was Mr. Monteiro's last line concerning how people may view Brazil after reading of such atrocities. I agree with Mr. Monteiro in terms of violence being violence regardless of where it occurs or its different nature.
"People outside Brazil see news like this and think, 'Whoa look at how they live in Brazil, it's so violent, what a bizarre place to live.' But I have the same thought when I see news about people shooting children in elementary schools."
|Click here to listen to Dorothy Goins interview October 26, 2013|
The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer. It is not the purpose of the listing to imply that every person with some of these attributes is a batterer or potential batterer.
At the start of the relationship, an abuser will equate jealously with love. The abuser will question the victim about who the victim talks to, accuse the victim of flirting, or become jealous of time spent with others. The abuser may call the victim frequently during the day, drop by unexpectedly, refuse to let the victim work, check the car mileage, or ask friends to watch the victim.
In the beginning an abuser will attribute controlling behavior to concern for the victim (for example, the victim's safety or decision-making skills). As this behavior progresses the situation will worsen, and the abuser may assume all control of finances or prevent the victim from coming and going freely.
A victim often has known or dated the abuser for a brief period of time before getting engaged or living together. The abuser will pressure the victim to commit to the relationship. A victim may be made to feel guilty for wanting to slow the pace or end the relationship.
An abuser expects the victim to meet all of the abuser's needs, to take care of everything emotionally and domestically.
An abuser will attempt to isolate the victim by severing the victim's ties to outside support and resources. The batterer will accuse the victim's friends and family of being "trouble makers." The abuser may block the victim's access to use of a vehicle, work, or telephone service in the home.
Blames others for problems
An abuser will blame others for all problems or for the abuser's own shortcomings. Someone is always out to get the abuser or is an obstacle to the abuser's achievements. The victim or potential victim will be blamed for almost anything.
Blames others for feelings
An abuser will use feelings to manipulate the victim. Common phrases to look for: "You're hurting me by not doing what I want." "You control how I feel."
An abusive person is easily insulted, perceiving the slightest setbacks as personal attacks.
Cruelty to animals or children
This is a person who punishes animals brutally or is insensitive to their pain. The abuser may expect children to perform beyond their capability (for example whipping a two-year-old for wetting a diaper or teasing children or siblings until they cry).
"Playful" use of force in sex
This behavior includes restraining partners against their will during sex, acting out fantasies in which the partner is helpless, initiating sex when the partner is asleep, or demanding sex when the partner is ill or tired. The abuser may show little concern for his partner's wishes and will use sulking and anger to manipulate compliance.
This behavior involves saying things that are intended to be cruel and hurtful, cursing or degrading the victim, or putting down the victim's accomplishments.
Rigid sex roles
The victim, almost always a woman, will be expected to serve. For instance, a male abuser will see women as inferior to men, responsible for menial tasks, stupid, and unable to be a whole person without a relationship.
Dual personality "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Explosive behavior and moodiness, which can shift quickly to congeniality, are typical of people who beat their partners.
An abuser will beat any partner if the individual is involved with the abuser long enough for the cycle of abuse to begin. Circumstances do not make a person an abusive personality.
Threats of violence
This consists of any threat of physical force meant to control the partner. Most people do not threaten their mates but an abuser will excuse this behavior by claiming "everyone talks like that."
Breaking or striking objects
This behavior is used as punishment (breaking sentimental possessions) or to terrorize the victim into submission.
Any force during an argument
This may involve an abuser holding down his the victim, physically restraining the victim from leaving, or pushing or shoving. Holding someone back in order to make demands, such as "You will listen to me!" is also a show of force.