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Pamela D Lloyd
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We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.  Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from...
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Great interview with renowned folklore and fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar.
The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there
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Terri Windling, noted editor and writer, shares her insights into the ways in which communication between humans and animals can be found in folktales and fairy tales from around the world. She notes, "Animal tales are often told not just as simple entertainments but as teaching stories, or as part of healing rites intended to foster a proper relationship between humankind and the natural world. Today, in our rapidly urbanizing society, this teaching/healing aspect of myth -- and, by extension, of Mythic Arts -- has become more important than ever, while we stare ecological disaster in the face and while more and more animal species fall under threat of extinction."
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Writing is complex. Writing well is more so. Many of the "rules" we are taught as beginning writers, however well-meant, turn out to be more restrictive than helpful. Among these, the aphorism that we should avoid "complex" Latinate words and those with Greek origins in favor of using "simpler" words of Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) origin. In truth, there is no prescription for finding the right word, for doing so is an art form.
  Today’s guest is Mitchell James Kaplan author of By Fire, By Water (Other Press) which has received numerous awards and accolades including the Independent Publishers Award Gold Medal for Hi...
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Einstein's famous advice about fairy tales may itself be folklore. This article examines the evidence. See also: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2013/12/einsteins-folklore/
"How far superior an education that stresses independent action and personal responsibility is to one that relies on drill, external authori
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Thanks +Pamela D Lloyd . I was always a big fan of him and his work, and have even written some technical pages about his works -- basically trying to dispel the inaccuracies in the popularised write-ups
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Please come visit Red Poulaine, where my husband and I sell vintage photographs. We have a large selection, most from between 1900 and the late 1920s.
 
Louise Armandine Duval (1879-1940) who took the stage name Armande Cassive, was a popular comic actress of the French theater.
Raised in an Ursuline convent, she began her work on the stage in the late 19th century, and also appeared in film in later years. Below is a quote by critic Carl Van Vechten (writer, photographer, patron of the Harlem Renaissance, and long time friend of Gertrude Stein) from "The Merry-Go-Round," in which he heaps praise upon Mlle. Cassive, apparently considering her a very funny lady, indeed!
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What a wonderful day! What fairy tales have you told today?
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University of Arizona is offering a free resume webinar for alumni, so if you are a UA graduate and are looking for a new position, you may find this helpful. #UniversityofArizona #resume #webinar  
4:30 p.m. Los Angeles | 5:30 p.m. Tucson | 6:30 p.m. Chicago | 7:30 p.m. New York How well is your resume selling you to potential employers? Geoff Coon ('07, creative writing), Professional Resume Writer, will toss aside traditional, dated notions of what a resume should include, and showcase the key elements of a modern resume. Geoff will also guide you towards crafting a strong summary section.
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Theodora Goss is an author, poet, and college professor whose insight into fairy tales is not to be missed.
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I live in Arizona', where the state's anti-citizen priorities are made very clear, when education funding is cut, while funding for prisons goes up.
 
Cost of educating a child vs cost of housing a prisoner by state

In one graph: http://i.imgur.com/Me4Dm3B.png
Link to source data: http://mic.com/articles/109340/this-is-how-much-the-us-spends-on-imprisoning-vs-educating-people-in-one-startling-gif
  The amount we spend on inmates overshadows the amount we spend on education. The problem with justice in America in one gif.
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I am sickened by a post I just saw in which an individual whom I shall not name stated, "I said it before. I'll say it again. If you refuse to vaccinate your kids because of a fraudulent study that cost its author his medical license, then I hope your kids end up autistic anyway. And then I hope they get polio and end up in wheelchairs."

Why on earth would anyone wish illness and pain on the innocent children of people who made a mistake while trying to do their best as parents? That the adults assessment of the situation is based on fallacious information doesn't make them bad parents of bad people, and it certainly doesn't make their children worthy of being treated badly.

Just because someone makes a decision you don't agree with, it's not the time to get out the pitchforks. Explain your position clearly and without blame because parents who choose not to vaccinate are the victims of having received and believed the wrong information. They are doing their best.
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Free tuition would be a good start, but we really do need to find a way to help students cope with financial issues beyond tuition.
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President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.
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English writing, reading, ESL, and math Tutor
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  • Pima Community College
    Tutor, 2010 - present
  • IBM
    Senior Information Developer, contract with CTG, 2010 - 2010
  • Pima Community College
    Volunteer Tutor, 2009 - 2010
  • Tucson College
    Instructor, 2009 - 2009
  • Misys (aka, Sunquest Information Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2006 - 2007
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Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
Introduction
For the past two decades, I've been a resident of Tucson, Arizona, where I live with my husband, three step-sons, several dogs, and far too many cats. My two adult sons also live in Tucson.

Tutor and Instructor

A CRLA Level II certified tutor, I tutor English and math at Pima Community College, where I assist students with reading, writing, ESL, and pre-algebra. I also serve as a resource person for students struggling with a wide variety of computer-related issues; for example, how to create a blog, format an essay or report in Microsoft Word, or prepare a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Prior to becoming at tutorI worked as an instructor of study skills and career development at the college level and as a technical writer and editor.

I love teaching and tutoring. I think these are the best jobs in the world, as they allow me to help students understand the strengths they have, so that they can not only be the best students possible, but also continue to grow and develop their skills and competencies throughout their lives.

Writer and Editor

I am a freelance writer and editor. A generalist, I've done editing and proofreading, technical writing and editing, marketing copy writing, and fiction writing. My career as a technical writer and editor includes over a decade working primarily within the computer software field.

My writing career also includes fiction writing, which I've been working on for much longer than my nonfiction and technical writing. I'm not prolific and I don't submit as often as I should, but I've had a few short stories published. Most of my fiction is either science fiction or fantasy, although I occasionally stray into other genres. To learn more about me as a writer, visit my website, A Writer's Space: Pamela's Place.

Genealogist

We are all part of one big family, so I look at everyone I meet as a member of my extended family. I have a genealogy blog, called Searching for Roots and Branches, where I enjoy posting bits of my families history, tips, poems, stories and essays; I often take inspiration from other genealogy blogs. 

I am a member of the Kiva Genealogists for Families team. Please join our team and create a new family tradition. We believe that our small deeds make a big difference to families who are less fortunate.

Politically Opinionated

I am a liberal who is unhappy with the vast majority of our politicians and concerned for our future. I firmly believe that if we don't protect the environment from our own actions, that it will someday no longer be habitable for humans; the many, many species that go extinct each year are our canaries, their demise is a signal that our existence is threatened. I have a hard time deciding whether I'm more worried about our governmental Big Brother, or our myriad corporate Big Brothers, but since they act hand in glove, maybe that doesn't matter.

A pacifist who sees war as a crime, I am a member of the Google Peace Circle. To show your solidarity for peace on Google Plus, join the peace circle by going to plusforpeace.org and add your name with a plus one.

Eclectisist

See my post To My Followers to learn more about me and how I handle following and interests.
Bragging rights
First published story: "In a Tower High" in Realms of Fantasy Magazine, April 2004.
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Tucson, AZ
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El Paso, TX - San Antonio, TX - Charlottesville, VA - Brooklyn, NY - Lake City, FL - London, England - Cambridge, England - Edinburgh, Scotland
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Star Trek on WikiTree
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Wiki page on Star Trek on WikiTree - September 8, 1966 in Space, The Final Frontier.

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy
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Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-G...
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The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there

Myth & Moor: "Into the Woods" series, 36: The Speech of An...
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Animal tales are often told not just as simple entertainments but as teaching stories, or as part of healing rites intended to foster a prop

Little Red Riding Hood Lecture - YouTube
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This is a lecture I gave on "Little Red Riding Hood" on a snow day when we could not meet for class. The first part of the lecture, given in

There Are No Ugly Words
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Today’s guest is Mitchell James Kaplan author of By Fire, By Water (Other Press) which has received numerous awards and accolades including

Einstein on Fairy Tales and Education
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"How far superior an education that stresses independent action and personal responsibility is to one that relies on drill, external authori

HabitRPG | Gamify Your Life
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A free habit building app that treats your life like a game. Play. The problem with most productivity apps on the market is that they provid

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System
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"Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate

How to Build a Better Learner
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Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic—and even social skills

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education
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Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscien

Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing l...
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German photographer Kilian Schönberger captures ethereal landscapes inspired by Brothers Grimm fairytales.

The Next Web
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The Next Web - Global Technology News, Business and Culture | http://www.thenextweb.com

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?
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Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that prom

Daniel MacQuarrie Image 2
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Image of Daniel MacQuarrie, from 1899 taken in Haverhill Mass..

The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales
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Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stori