Date of publication: 2017-09-03 23:39
Web Research Helps Students Choose Classroom Pets
Instead of writing traditional animal reports ("This is what a hamster eats."), students research, synthesize, and apply information to determine the best pet for a particular classroom. Internet access is all that's needed for this tech-infused science lesson.
Tasty Tech Activity With Excel
Do your students struggle when entering data into spreadsheets or creating graphs with Excel? Try this simple Excel lesson plan in which students use their opinions of fast food for data collection and analysis.
During the first days of school, teacher Mary Gambrel involves her students in creating their classroom rules. The rule-making process begins when Gambrel poses four questions to her students at Travis Middle School in Amarillo, Texas:
. What does this have to do with anything?: "Oh and 55 years ago our president was assassinated by a man angry at "the system". You really have no idea what you're talking about."
The best way to figure out if you are being exploited is to watch the amount of "perks" you are given at work. The best way to stop an office of 67 people from asking for a $5,555 raise each is to buy the entire office a $7,555 TV to share.
So what can we actually [i]do[/i] about a system that can automate the manufacture and proliferation of false consciousness in every last one of its citizens (and adapt this process to disarm anything subversive and eventually re-purpose it to its own ends)? Is yelling about it on some obscure blog all that's left?
Students in grades 8-5 learn basic facts about giant and lesser pandas, then categorize same or differing characteristics onto an online Venn diagram. The activity can be done as a whole class, small group, or individual assignment. Let the panda-monium begin!
Reinforcing rules each day. Click here for a worksheet to use with this activity. The printable page provides spaces for writing five classroom rules.
When members of marginalized groups begin to get the trappings of power, they should reach for their wallets. They may be a facade while the real power flows elsewhere. Rwanda is the president of the Security Council this month no coincidence that the UN is more than ever a supper club for former would-be foreign ministers.
It is an old truism that every successful American politician has a bald-faced defeat in his political past. Bill Clinton - stomped in his first reelection bid for governor, George W. Bush got squashed in his first ever bid for public office.
I'd tell a kid to choose based on the work that pays well enough to get the life he wants and that he won't want to jump off a bridge doing. And get paid for it. always get paid for it.
"It is time for us to face the fact that our revolution has stalled. A truly equal world would be one where women ran half of our countries and companies and men ran half of our homes. The laws of economics and many studies of diversity tell us that if we tapped the entire pool of human resources and talent, our performance would improve.
Exploring Moments in Time Through Web Design
Students work in teams to create home pages or small Web sites based on themes related to a recent history or social studies lessons.
Sidenote -- I think part of the reason that we have so many gay men on TV lately is exactly because of the way women act in the workplace -- they aren't demanding that the employer take notice and focus more on feelings and symbols than results, and this is desirealbe in the workplace. So promote the feminine gay male and the metrosexual so as to have a sizeable percentage of males in the workforce who are not the go-getter type. Imagine having all the advantages of an unattached male without the need to reward him like a man, without him demanding recognition for success, without having to pay him like a man.
choices is a "theory" only for a few. Children usually come not planned -- actually, your decision about children comes not planned. Can you be sure in your 75s you´re not gonna change your mind? Does any boss ask men "are you planning to have kids"? I don´t have a clue. Does any boss ask that? Because if a man WANTS to have kids it´s gonna change his work performance too, right? I don´t know about America, but I live in Europe - and everyone works here. (By everyone I mean majority of men and women.) In less wealthy countries everyone even fights for work. And people still have children. (And not because they don´t have money for pills.) And majority of "successful" men have kids too. Goddamn successful women too.