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Jolene Pappas
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Attended Purdue University
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Interesting article. Unrelated (to ice) thought: how many people buy a $200 atlas? I admit I am kind of a sucker for flipping through books like this, but a super accurate, up to date atlas is soon out of date. The ice sheet discussed in the article will continue getting smaller, and geopolitical boarders will keep changing (some could be different by publication). A 50 year old atlas or encyclopedia is fun to look at to see how much has changed/stayed the same. A five year old copy doesn't hold the same charm.
 
The upcoming edition of the National Geographic atlas shows less Arctic ice—one of the most striking changes in the publication's history.
The upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic atlas shows less Arctic ice-one of the most striking shifts in the publication's history.
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I got them all right. Given my profession, it's nothing to brag about, but who doesn't feel good about nailing a test? The demographic breakdown on each question at the end may be interesting.
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Interesting read. Generally, I think the "if you work hard you can be whatever you want to be" attitude is associated with American ideals. It is interesting that we may actually tend to attribute success to innate ability. I agree with the sentiment that if students have practice dealing with struggles they will be better prepared to work through problems. A willingness to pursue experiences outside of our comfort zone will make a person more successful in many areas of life (not just academics). However, in regards to Stingler's experiment on 1st graders, I'm not sure that there isn't some value in the efficiency of recognizing a task/problem that is beyond your current skill set (if combined with the next step of gaining the necessary skills or knowledge).  

I remember seeing a story that looked at similar issues related to gender differences, rather than culture (I think the study showed girls were more likely to attribute their own success to intelligence, while boys tended to associate success with hard work...I don't remember the source though). 
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A description probably would have been clear enough, but not nearly as fun.
 
and the award for best figures in a paper goes to...
(source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2011.640400?journalCode=ghbi20 )
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The article discusses a few different aspects of parent involvement that were studied. In regards to the homework issue mentioned in the title, I think there is a fine line between "helping" a student and doing the work for them. As a teacher, there are times when it's hard not to just give away the answer. I suspect many parents in the study are trying to help, but end up just giving answers when they can.
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The discovery of DNA is listed as a choice for Top British Innovation. First, can the terms "discovery" and "innovation" can be used interchangeably?  Second, I don't know that the DNA discovery can be classified strictly as British. Despite location and the fact that 3 of the 4 main people involved were British, I think it would be difficult to give one nationality claim to the discovery. In addition to the most obvious issue of Watson being American, it also ignores the data contributions of other scientists (e.g. Chargaff). One of the reasons the whole DNA discovery story is great for a science class is that it gives great examples of collaboration, competition, and combining data from various sources to reach new conclusions.
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If you're into mac and cheese, check out how to make it the way Jefferson enjoyed it.
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Education
  • Purdue University
    Genetic Biology, 1998 - 2002
  • Miami University
    Life Science Education, 2002 - 2004
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Biology Teacher
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  • Batavia High School
    Biology Teacher, present
  • Cincinnati Taekwondo Center
    Instructor, present
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Jolene Miller