20 JUN 2017 by ideonexus

 Choral Reading

Choral reading gives students the experience of reading aloud without the stress of reading alone. Based upon the previously described research demonstrating that repeated stimulation of neuronal networks increases their efficiency, it makes sense that the experience of reading aloud together reinforces patterns. When we start the choral reading, I ask students to whisper the words as I read aloud. Th is process continues until students become more confident. As the reading progresses and I ...
Folksonomies: teaching literacy reading
Folksonomies: teaching literacy reading
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17 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Creating a Safe Environment for Teaching

To decrease stress for students Set clear classroom rules with predetermined consequences. Keep students' sensitive information, such as grades and personal issues, confidential. Speak respectfully to students, address them by name, get to know them as individuals, and make each person feel special. Use rubrics for assignments so students know the exact expectations for earning specific grades. Smile, have fun teaching, and show a sense of humor. To increase stress for students Delegate pun...
Folksonomies: stress teaching education
Folksonomies: stress teaching education
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Teachers can take actions to make the school environment less stressful on students or more stressful.

07 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 Human Space Exploration is Overrated

Perhaps what we should do is genetically engineer new forms of Intelligent life that can survive the stress of space yet still conduct scientific experiments. Actually, such creatures have already been made in the lab. They're called robots. You don't have to feed them, they don't need life support, and they won't get upset if you don't bring them back to Earth. People, on the other hand, generally want to breathe, eat, and eventually come home. It's probably true that no city has ever held...
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We don't remember most of the astronauts, but we do have favorite space photos taken by all the robots we've sent out into the solar system.

28 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Knowledge for the Sake of Understanding is in Our Blood

Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. Nearly all men of science, all men of learning for that matter, and men of simple ways too, have it in some form and in some degree. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. If we abandon that mission under stress we shall abandon it forever, for stress will not cease. Knowledge for the sake of understanding, not merely to prevail, that is the essence of our being. None can defin...
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It would be a tragedy to lose science under stress.

28 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 Three Characteristics of Stress to Avoid in Pregnancy

Researchers have isolated three toxic types. Their common characteristic: that you feel out of control over the bad stuff coming at you. As stress moves from moderate to severe, and from acute to chronic, this loss of control turns catastrophic and begins to affect baby. Here are the bad types of stress: • Too frequent. Chronic, unrelenting stress during pregnancy hurts baby brain development. The stress doesn’t necessarily have to be severe. The poison is sustained, long-term exposu...
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Frequency, severity, and individual temperaments determine how much stress a person can experience while pregnant and have it affect the health of their baby.

18 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 The Judges Become the Judged

36. When, under stress of pain, the witch has confessed, her plight is indescribable. Not only cannot she escape herself, but she is also compelled to accuse others whom she does not know, whose names are frequently put into her mouth by the investigators or suggested by the executioner, or of whom she has heard as suspected or accused. These in turn are forced to accuse others, and these still others, so it goes on: who can help seeing that it must go on and on? 37. The judges must either s...
Folksonomies: witch hunts paranoia
Folksonomies: witch hunts paranoia
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In Witch Hunts, eventually you run out of people to prosecute, and you become the guilty.