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Joel Andersen
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The rule is simple. You only get to add one song to this playlist.
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you should add "strange brew" by cream
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Talk to your kids about math before someone else does.
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Watching reddit generate culture is akin to watching hotdogs being made.
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When compared to the developed world, America isn't number one in much. Current politics and policies aren't helping.
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If I could only have one person with me during the zombie apocalypse, I'd choose you every time.

Your brains look tasty.
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I'm making a move to switch most of my Google Plus postings to public. It's not as if I'm discussing anything deeply intimate or private and this allows other people to potentially join the conversation. I maintain the same policy for my twitter.
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If conservatives were really serious about family values, they'd do a lot of things differently, but one thing they would advocate for is extended, paid maternity leave. The United States has some of the worst maternity leave policies in the developed world and is the only Western country that does not provide any sort of paid leave.
Parental leave. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. "Maternity leave" redirects here. For the episode of Lost, see Maternity Leave (Lost). Parental leave is a...
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Part of it is that Germany and many other nations don't spend as much on their military because the United States is either picking up much of the tab, or because it is (rightly) assumed that we will come to their aid when needed. If we weren't so busy being the arsenal of democracy (among other things) then we maybe wouldn't have to decide whether the disabled veteran or grandma gets to go to the doctor.
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Awesome or not, it still feels irresponsible to market a weapon as a toy.
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I would make the same comparison between how cigarettes and alcohol are "not for kids" but are still marketed towards them.
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Apparently Ron Clark is an "awesome" teacher according to Disney and Oprah, but the whining in this article really sets my teeth on edge. I'd much rather see solutions for teachers about how to work with today's parents, not complaints that today's parents are failing at their jobs. At the very least, don't be so insulting.

Internal locus of control. Come on, that's first year teacher stuff.

Ah what the heck, I'll provide some advice. Here's a list of ways to work with parents.

Document: Keep objective tallies of incidents in class. Disruptions, not turning homeworking in, off-task.

Report: Report what you saw and how it affected the child's learning.

Communication: Come in early with phone calls home about positive interactions with the child and build trust with parents.

Student Contact: Get the child to accept responsibility for their actions. Don't let the child hedge and say, "He fell into me." Help the child take responsibility for his/her actions by saying, "I bumped Joe."

Grades: Be able to clearly articulate and justify your grading. Penalizing a grade for behaviors like late work doesn't reflect what the child knows.

Open class: Invite a parent and principal or counselor into your classroom to observe behavior.

FERPA: You need to be able to explain to parents that you can discuss what their child did and what their consequence will be, but privacy laws prevent you from discussing consequences for other students.

Team: You're not alone as an educator. You have your fellow teachers, counselors and principal. Get help from them.

Defensiveness: If you're feeling defensive, you might need to reexamine your own classroom behaviors.
A principal who was loved and adored by all told me she was leaving the profession because " I just can't deal with parents anymore; they are killing us."
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I've decided to deactivate my FB account. I'll probably be back, sooner than later I bet.
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I'm going to give it at least until Sept 12.
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A G+ meme: You can't share it.
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How else am I supposed to curse people with bad luck if they don't reshare something?
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Did you know that TV programs and movies that utilize commercials show more commercials and longer commercials the longer the program goes? They assume you're committed to watching the show at that point.
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They assume correctly.
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  • Truman State University
    B.A. Linguistics, 2002 - 2006
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    B.S. English, 2002 - 2006
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    M.A.E. English Education, 2006 - 2008
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