Journals of Herrera and Gottleib Books
A healthy child is the joy of the family. Social and academic development of a child depend on his ability to use his eyes and ears effectively. When one of these organs is impaired, the child will face challenges to communicate or see effectively, which will affect the child's social and academic developments. When a child has developed a vision or ear impairment, early intervention is a critical approach to addressing this disability. Typically, young children with one or multiple disabilities have unique challenges and needs. Some of these children struggle to see or communicate their needs. Parents and professionals must identify the needs of each child to ensure that young children with disabilities are able to participate actively and make a meaningful progress in life. Thus, medical, and non-medical interventions are the crucial approach for young children with disabilities since they may exhibit…… [Read More]
theological education is, as Trokan suggests, "to promote personal wisdom," then theological reflection is an essential component of that education (144). According to Paver, there are numerous approaches to theological reflection including ministerial, spiritual, wisdom, feminist, enculturation and practical styles (36). Each of these has relevance and can be part of a holistic and comprehensive theological undertaking that has meaning, value, and practical purpose. Of these styles, the spiritual wisdom style of theological reflection is "rooted in the everyday life experiences of believing people," (Kinast 15). Likewise, Bishop King recommends the spiritual wisdom style of insight because "We do not reflect on things within some kind of void but rather we ponder over things in the light of our encounters with real-life situations," (cited in "Theological eflection" 1). For pastoral counseling to be effective, the pastor must cultivate deep self-reflection in an ongoing and systematic way, applying the tools of…… [Read More]
In his book Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis examines the book of Psalms – one of the most popular books in the Bible. He focuses on how the book portrays the Bible, God, and faith. Lewis explores Psalms’ poetic verses and their relevance to the reader’s everyday life. The book has 12 chapters, purposely written to provide amateurs with a better understanding of the book of Psalms. Lewis’s overarching argument is that the book of Psalms was originally written as a poetic book (Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, 2). Accordingly, the book should be read in a lyrical as opposed to a doctrinal or sermonised fashion. The Psalms should be sung as hymns to worship God. They should be read as poems so as to grasp the original message their authors’ intended to convey. For Lewis, the intention of his book is not to justify the truthfulness of…… [Read More]
Wiki: eflections on Contributions to the Class Wiki
eflections on Contributions to the Class Wiki: Class Wiki
Weekly eport on Progress and Contributions to the Wiki
This week, my main focus was to research on the risks and benefits associated with the adoption of social media technologies in the organizational setting. I categorized the benefits into three: benefits to employees, benefits to the customer, and benefits to other stakeholders. I identified that such technologies benefit employees through improved knowledge management, greater opportunities for collaboration, reduced internal communication costs, improved training, and opportunities to take part in the organization's staffing processes. Benefits to the customer included the development of better products and improved customer service occasioned by facilitated data mining. Finally, benefits to other stakeholders such as suppliers and shareholders include improved information-sharing and reduced costs of external communication. In terms of risk, I identified two major concerns related to social…… [Read More]
Experience Reflection Using John's Model of Reflection
The event was relatively straightforward, though ultimately still profound, with a standard healthcare office (a nurse's office, specifically) providing the setting for the interview. Girls aged about thirteen years old were the subjects of the interviews in this study; they arrived with a parent (almost exclusively the mother), and were interviewed privately so as to obtain greater levels of honesty in the responses. As the girls were being questioned regarding their eating habits at home, and thus specifically the food that they were given by their parents (again almost exclusively their mothers, as learned during the interviews), it was thought that interviews taking place n front of the mothers would yield less accurate and truthful results, and thus lead to a mis-identification of real concerns. Most of the respondents seemed slightly shy but very willing to answer the questions, and…… [Read More]
Supervisors as Facilitators of eflection:
Supervision plays an important role in supporting the professional capability and integrity of an executive coach because it helps in stirring the quality and safety of the client's coaching. For many organizations, investment in professional supervision is a reflection of a clear dedication to quality and ongoing development ("Supervision for You," n.d.). Generally, supervision contributes to better coaching since it provides benefits for executive coaches with the task of managing the effect of third parties in their coaching relationships. Some of the major benefits of supervision for the supervisee include helping practitioners to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, provides psychological creativity, insights, and research, and creates ethical awareness. The other benefit of supervision is that it enables practitioners to evaluate the impact of coaching work on their lives. Therefore, based on these benefits of supervision to practitioners, supervisors can be regarded as facilitators of reflection.…… [Read More]
This experience has definitely changed me for the better. All the tools provided will ultimately help me strengthen my leadership skills, both in my present position and for all future leadership roles as well. Looking back at all that I have done over the course of this experience helps me really see how far I have come.
Having the position of Senior Enlisted Advisor of an Army Unit Stationed in South Korea was definitely a benefit that gave me major experience in working with team members in order to ensure the productivity of the larger group under my command. Using my experience from the field, I was better able to adapt and understand the major elements presented throughout this training. Looking through the prior modules, I know that I did show strong leadership skills in the beginning; yet, I feel that throughout the course of this…… [Read More]
Consent for and Ethics Reflection
Study Title: The Next President
Prospective Research Participants: The research participants for this study should be at least 18 years of age, literate, and have voted in at least one election.
The purpose of this study is to determine which fictitious candidate people would vote for based on various media articles and video presentations about the candidates. Each candidate will view the video presentations and read the short articles and then be asked to vote for their candidate and state why they voted for that particular candidate. The study will take roughly one to two hours from start to finish.
Prior to this study, a quantitative literature review has been conducted reviewing the trends in media reporting coverage for various candidates. These trends and the media messages were then utilized to draft the fictitious candidate reports. The goal is to determine the effect…… [Read More]
Lesson Plan Amp; Reflection
I didn't know what state you are in so was unable to do state/district standards!
Age/Grade Range; Developmental Level(s): 7-8/2nd Grade; Below grade level
Anticipated Lesson Duration: 45 Minutes
Pre-assessment (including cognitive and noncognitive measures): All students are reading below grade level (5-7 months) as measured by standardized assessments and teacher observation
Curricular Focus, Theme, or Subject Area: Reading: Fluency, word recognition, and comprehension
Learning Objectives: Students will develop word recognition and comprehension skills and fluency.
Adaptations for ELLs, Students with Special Needs, and/or Struggling Readers: Adaptation for English Learners will include modeling, partnering, pictures, and other strategies as necessary. Pair with competent reader. Modeling, pictures, more hands on learning.
Perspective(s) addressed in this lesson (Interactive, Critical, and/or Response): Interactive: Instruction focuses on monitoring student reading, while developing student skills and strategies to strengthen, accuracy, rate and prosody, word recognition…… [Read More]
Indeed, this multicultural state of the nursing profession can be very profitably incorporated into one of the key tools that I would use in developing, assessing, and evaluating curricula. The concept of different learning styles has made considerable inroads in many American and other Western educational systems. This awareness helps to create systems of learning that allow as many students as possible to benefit from the same curriculum. When an instructor is capable of teaching the same concept in a number of different ways (by using different educational technologies, for example, or drawing in students to help others with the same learning styles) then all members of the class and eventually the profession will benefit.
One element of differing learning styles that is not usually considered in creating curricula that support aural vs. visual learners (for example) is the way in which basic cultural concepts affect learning style. This is…… [Read More]
Individual eflection on Team Experience
Evolution of the group/team over the term
According to obert Harris, (2009) decision making is the process or the study of identifying and choosing the best alternatives and best fits the goals, values and the desired outcome. He further adds that it's a process of sufficiently reducing uncertainty and doubt about alternatives to allow a reasonable choice to be made from among them.
It is worth noting that groups, be they informal or formal groups, will always be found in each and every organization. It is one of the strongest organizations within organizations that cannot fade away since they give the people involved a sense of security, self-esteem, power, achievement, affiliation and even status to some extent. It is then incumbent upon the management to tap into the group dynamics to use it to the advantage of the organization.…… [Read More]
While scaffolding is not intended to be something the student can permanently rely on, it is designed to be built up, adjusted, and then finally removed over time, as the student develops what he or she needs in order to be successful without the scaffolding being in place. It is very important in the future that I focus on the proper level of scaffolding and remember that each student is different. Some will need more scaffolding than others. If I spend too much time building up scaffolding, I will lose the interest of the students who do not need it. However, not providing enough scaffolding means that a number of students can have trouble with the material because they are not properly prepared to process what they are learning on their own. The key is finding a balance that works for the majority of students in the classroom, and then…… [Read More]
Holistic Victim Restitution Plan Reflection
Victimology is one of the disciplines that has emerged in the criminal justice field to examine situations and vulnerabilities that make it more likely for people to become victims of crime. Additionally, this discipline also focuses on examining and understanding the harm people suffer due to being victims of crime or illegal activities. One of the core components of victimology is understanding who and/or what are crime victims in light of situations that increases vulnerabilities to crime. The rise of victimology today's society is attributable to the increased vulnerabilities that certain individuals and/or groups face, which increases their likelihood of being targeted by criminals. Victim surveys have shown that some individuals and groups are at high risks of being targeted by criminals because of certain vulnerabilities. Some of these vulnerabilities that contribute to increased victimization include living in certain neighborhoods, social economic status, and ethnicity…… [Read More]
Origin of Evil
The origin of evil has been a controversial issue not only in the contemporary Christian circles but also among the ancient Greek Christians. The point of contention in the discussion about the origin of evil is why a good God would have created evil. The Judeo-Christians struggled to understand how a good, powerful, and all-knowing God could allow evil to exist. The logical conclusions were that either God did not exist or God was not good[footnoteRef:1]. However, Augustine sought to clarify this erroneous notion about the existence of God. Saint Augustine believed that the discussion on the origin of evil and whether a good God has a role in its creation and existence must first begin with the understanding of evil and God. He explained that if evil was not necessarily a thing, then it may not have been created although it negates the notion that God…… [Read More]
1. I think the concepts that were most interesting to me in this class were more the high level concepts like the Five Forces. These are the sorts of tools that I think can be relevant in any industry. They force you to think not just about what the company does, but how the business works. For example, you can be good at some aspect of the business, but a tool like Five Forces will help you to consider whether what you\\'re good at is what you actually need to be good at in order to succeed. As the literature on that tool in particular notes, it helps you to formulate strategy by giving you one of the most important starting points – knowing where profit comes from in your industry (MindTools, 2018). So things like that, and SWOT, may seem really simple but if you take the…… [Read More]
Assessment in education is referred to a range of tools or methods used by educators to measure, document and evaluate the academics readiness, skill acquisition, progress and learning needs of students. The tracking progress report plays an important role to the student since it gauges where they are heading in terms of academics. Assessment is often likened to the traditional standardized tests but educators nowadays, use different types of assessment tools or methods. In the past, normal tests were the way to go when assessing students. That has changes over the years. According to (Xu et.al, 2016) teacher assessment literacy has defined the field of research. Educators have come up with innovative ways to ensure that none of the traditional ways sees the light of day. Assessment involves a holistic evaluation of students or a leader. The result should bring a positive impact on the lives of…… [Read More]
In all professions there is a need for an evaluation of the outcomes and milestones achieved during a set period of time and the changes that need to be made to make greater progress. Reflecting on milestones and other outcomes is also a common phenomenon in teaching. Most of the time, teaching success is evaluated using the scores achieved by students in exams and other activities. An alternative way of evaluating teaching success is through looking at classwork and lesson plans. Lesson plans are crucial in teaching and they should be implemented after conducting thorough research. Even some of the most experienced teachers sometimes fail to prepare lesson plans. This paper is a reflection of science and math lessons I taught. By evaluating my lesson plans and what actually took place in class, I will find out what went well and I can keep for the future and…… [Read More]
Utilitarianism is a consequentialist ethical framework. The consequences of an action are more important than the motivations behind the action or the action itself. An action has "utility" if it serves the greatest good. The basic principle of utilitarianism is creating the greatest good for the greatest number of people, or the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. The ethics of utilitarianism differ from ethical egoism in that the individual may make a sacrifice for the common good because it is the aggregate of happiness/goodness that matters, not maximizing individual happiness. Central to utilitarianism is the belief that all people are inherently equal and of equal consideration when making ethical decisions (p. 55). John Stuart Mill outlined the core tenets of utilitarianism, which became a fundamental component of Enlightenment political philosophy. Another utilitarian philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, proposed a happiness calculus that can be used to more rigorously apply…… [Read More]
This presents quite a challenge for a first-year (or any) teacher, of any background. Therefore, first-year teachers will often find themselves needing, and wanting, to know more about the multicultural backgrounds of their students, but not having much time to learn about them. In addition to multicultural diversity, students, even those of the same ethnic background, will have diverse learning levels and abilities, and attitudes about learning. First year teachers therefore must find ways to motivate both the highest and the lowest achievers within the same classroom.
Another big part of the job a first-year teacher must adjust to is dealing with parents. Like any other group of people, some parents are likeable; supportive; understanding; encouraging, etc., while others are less so. Teachers must learn to be diplomatic with parents, and simultaneously honest, tactful, and encouraging to them about their children, in ways unique to this particular job. New teachers…… [Read More]
eflections on the Tao Te Ching
This first passage invokes the idea of being quiet and still so that you are able really take in what is all around you. In my own life, I do this by getting out into nature and avoiding the TV and the Internet for a little while. It helps me to feel more focused and connected, and when I feel like I am part of nature I realize I am much more peaceful and much happier than when I am busy with all the things the world seems to throw at me each day. People need to learn more about how to be quiet and listen to all the wonderful things that can be found in the silence.
The second passage reminds me that gluttony and excess are not the ways to do things. It also makes me think that it is important…… [Read More]
Perhaps the only thing thicker than the dust cloud was the pungent smell of smoldering tires mixed with all the other colored fluids that fill car radiators and the other receptacles that lie under the hood.
When I finally opened my eyes, I was suspended by my seatbelt, still in the driver's seat of my Jeep, which had come to rest on its passenger side. My hands still gripped the steering wheel as tightly now as when my pen first transformed itself from a writing implement into part of a Jeep. I realized that it was the seatbelt, rather than my knuckle-whitening grip on the wheel that had kept me from being violently ejected during the high-speed rollover, all along. This was a stroke of good fortune, because I am embarrassed to admit that, back then, I buckled my belt approximately 50% of the time. Needless to say, I now…… [Read More]
The lives of others and the humanity of others become clearer as we approach our ultimate destination at the end of life. Only at the end of life, with the inner stillness that we achieve, can we appreciate the subjectivity of others and the impermanence of our own existence.
The atmosphere of the poem is almost Zen-like in stress upon how human beings need to achieve a sense of calmness and quiet within themselves to appreciate life. It also suggests that the purpose of life is reflective: to see things, like the leaves and the clouds, as they truly are, rather than to obscure them in light of our own personal obsessions and interests. A rushing stream is not a good mirror, but still water reveals the texture of the leaves: just as 'reflection' is the ultimate, higher purpose of the stream, so reflection is the purpose of human life.…… [Read More]
Reflection activity: Ashoka
hy is the reign of the third Mauryan emperor, Ashoka, important to the study of early Indian and Buddhist art?
Ashoka was one of India's greatest emperors whose reign covered a vast region. He conquered Kallinga which had not been done by any of his predecessors. However, this conquest claimed massive numbers of casualties and was destructive. He later converted to Buddhism after some of his experiences in the war which introduced Buddhism and its art to a vast population in India.
Discussion activity: Stupas
To what extent do these examples share the core characteristics of all stupas, and in what ways do they differ from each other? Bodhnath, Nepal (example 1) and Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (example 2)
The stupa generally has six parts that have symbolic meaning that the stupas share. The Bodhnath stupa appears to be more modern and contains cables that connect…… [Read More]
Reflection Prompt #1
Summarize three of the ethical theories that are explained in Chapter 1 of Introduction to Business Ethics. Explain how people running businesses would construct their companies if they utilized these ethical theories. For example, you might personally think that people should act to increase the overall happiness for the greatest number of people (utilitarianism). You would explain utilitarianism and then explain how a company based in utilitarian ethics would function. In other words:
What products would they make?
How would they treat their employees? How would they treat their customers?
How would they manufacture their products?
How would they utilize their resources and profits were they to become successful?
At the basis of the ethical considerations rests the question of whether or not ethics are static or they are relative. The example is give of Lockheed Martin who was caught offering a quarter of a…… [Read More]
teacher a heart: eflections Lenard Covello community. By Vito Perrone.
Teacher with a Heart: eflections on Leonard Covello and Community is a highly important didactic work. It represents a unique structure and form of a manuscript, as it is authored both by Vito Perrone and Covello himself in a dialogue of sorts between the two men and their reflections upon the educational process in the United States. The first part of the book is authored by Perrone, who actively engages with the circumstances that contributed to Covello's seminal autobiographical work, The Heart is the Teacher. Covello's memoirs are out of print, so in approaching a book review of sorts in this particular fashion, Perrone is both restoring some of the more salient wisdom regarding pedagogy gathered in the middle of the 20th century, as well as providing it with crucial updates so that it continues to have educational and social…… [Read More]
The role of the leader is to inspire vision, demonstrate confidence and set examples for the group to follow. Our leader will need to create a positive environment to energize our group towards achieving our objectives. To reach common consensuses, our leader will be given the power of final say after the group has deliberated and debated on an issue. To reach our goal, we will be very careful when choosing a leader. We will choose a leader based on several qualities that our leader must possess and these qualities will include:
Ability to convince other people efficiently and effectively
ased on the strategies that we will use to select our leader, it is envisaged that our leader will assist the group to reach a better decision.
While our leader is to assist the group to reach a better decision…… [Read More]
One of the major things I noticed throughout this interview, both through her answers and her general behavior, was the fact that her body was unable to cope with her extreme work ethic anymore. Although she admits to continuing to work long hours even after she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, she also admits to the fatigue and general soreness she now overwhelming feels after such a long days work. This would not be a surprising fact in anyone else's perspective, but for a woman with such a drive within her, this could be a devastating beginning of her end, which she can not even take time to prepare for. She still works long hours, and forces herself to deal with the pain of no longer being able to keep up with her ambitions. The pace of the factory where she works has not changed, but her ability to…… [Read More]
Nuland suggests can be improved if people come to understand the inexorable processes that are involved and recognize that like countless billions of humans before them, the mystery begins when they die and there is absolutely nothing they can do to alter this ultimate outcome beyond achieving this level of acceptance and understanding.
The research showed that Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland has written extensively about the history of medicine and the centrality of the death experience to the human condition throughout the millennia. Dr. Nuland's other book was Doctors: The Biography of Medicine and The Origins of Anesthesia, but he is regular contributors to magazines such as The New Yorker, The New epublic and Discover as well as peer-reviewed journals such as American Scholar, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences where he serves as chairman of managers as well as the literary editor for Connecticut…… [Read More]
Nurse Weekly Reflection
What did I do, read, see, or hear?
Globalization, in its entirety has provided a litany of opportunities for individuals around the world. Aspects such as technology, the internet, a rising middle class, and business expansion overseas, have created a more interconnected environment. Isolated events, that were once thought to impact only a particular region, now have implications for the entire global environment. Even events in seemingly meaningless areas of the world, now have rippling affects for many of the more developed nations. Natural disasters are no different in this regard. Natural disasters, in particular, have a profound impact on not only individuals, but also the health care industry overall. Nurses, now more than ever, must be prepared to operate in a more interconnected environment that is often subject to change from natural disasters.
When reading the chapter notes, one line in particular stood out amongst the…… [Read More]
Planning and Reflection
During my student teaching experiences I kept a journal, which greatly helped me to organize my thoughts and clarify the areas in which I most needed to improve. My mentor also pointed out for me the key areas that need improvement. Therefore, as I look forward to a professional career as a teacher, I will be able to draw on these early experiences. I will remember what works and what doesn't and I already feel far more confident and proficient than I did before I undertook the student teaching challenge. In general a few major themes emerged through reviewing my journal entries and the statements written by my mentors. My strengths are my willingness to use a wide variety of teaching materials and teaching styles. An enthusiastic implementation of multimedia materials keeps students actively engaged, and keeps lessons more interesting. Moreover, my lessons are well-planned and incorporate…… [Read More]
Technology esponsibility: eflections on the New Task of Ethics
Ethics have been a science, understood and studied, for thousands of years, but as times change so do aspects of this important part of who people are. In the twentieth century it many changes occurred. Women received the right to vote, world wars crossed the globe, and technological advances spurred a golden age in human development. The changes to the technology people use have had positive consequences in that they have made living easier and better in many ways. However, an argument exists that ethics was also changed by the advent of this great technological change. Hans Jonas, the modern father of Gnosticism (Schonborn, 2007), wrote a well regarded essay that discussed the contribution technological advances have made to ethics (Jonas, 1974). His nine points of argument have become the philosophy which many live by. This essay will summarize the nine…… [Read More]
Also, look into the matter of Drexel providing education about alcohol for incoming freshmen -- is there a seminar that is mandatory that gives freshmen the facts of alcohol abuse and points to helpful resources for anyone who believes they have a drinking problem?
Next, you use "drugs" over and over but you don't narrow it down. I assume you are talking about marijuana when you mention "…paraphernalia" like bongs, pipes, etc., but when you say the "first violation" and list the "consequences," what would constitute that first violation? Being caught with a joint? Or a pipe or a bong?
You don't spend enough time on the marijuana issue. hat if a student is caught with a gram of cocaine? Is that the same punishment as a joint? hat if a student has ecstasy pills in a little vial? Is that the same punishment as having some pot paraphernalia? If…… [Read More]
Du Sable Museum
A Reflection of African-American History
The DuSable Museum of African-American History is the oldest major museum related to African-American legacy. Founded by Margaret Taylor in 1961, the museum runs on a self-governing model with focus on collection, interpretation and achievement of African-American history. Its location in Chicago provides it an edge over other museums entailing artifacts related to this subject as Chicago was one of the prime cities where the major migration of African-American migration took place. Therefore, the city has African-American blood and heritage in its roots. This is the reason why the organization receives donations from local communities which ranges from single artifact to entire collection. The Diaspora of black people and the regions that black communities were related to, is well-reflected by the collection of Artifacts provided by local African-American communities. Its extensive collection of African-American heritage gives it a status of connoisseurship in…… [Read More]
Having a base school changed my career somehow, but the stigma over foreign languages and French is still present. The status of the subject you are teaching matters a lot in the U.S., determining if you can be a leader regardless of the particular leadership style or qualities that you might possess. Because of this, my positive leadership skills are sometimes affected in my interaction with others. However, I try to always remain positive, finding solutions to problems and overcoming the difficulties that others have vis-a-vis a non-native speaker of English.
Students and staff sometimes need some time to adjust to my accent and point-of-view and to really accept my cultural differences even after I have spent ten years in the U.S. Even so, I feel I can be a good leader because I always look to constructively resolve problems; I am enthusiastic, eager, organized and open to different points-of-view…… [Read More]
Religious Reflections." Please respond: Identify (3) 1) Judaism, 2) Shinto, 3) Buddha, things discussed fully, explain learned (3) things Identify (3) surprising things learned quarter, explain surprised.
The phrase 'Judeo-Christian ethic' is often used as a broad-based term to describe the philosophy of most residents of the United States. But this is rapidly changing. It can no longer be assumed that the majority of United States residents grew up in a household where either Judaism or Christianity was the predominant faith. As a member of a workplace where there is a high percentage of Asian and Asian-American employees who were brought up in households with Buddhist, Confucian, and Shinto traditions, I would liked to have learned more about these different faith and philosophical perspectives. However, what I did learn has proven useful in seeking to understand and empathize with my colleagues' worldviews.
It is often said that Buddhism…… [Read More]
The individuals with the condition often face a series of exclusions and rejections (Widiger 2011). There are many scenarios that have been denied basic needs such as housing on the basis of their mental status. People are denied loans, job opportunities and health insurances on the basis of mental health. The stigmatization cases are so prevalent that many people affected or who suspect they have the condition fear to seek professional assistance.
Stigmatization causes the person to have low self-esteem the strong social, religious and cultural beliefs have greatly distorted views of people on mental illness. Media portrays most of the characters with aggressive behavior and other negative traits as suffering from mental illness. This has created the impression that mental sickness is a sign of inferior character.
The basics of mental health include examination of theories of psychology, sociology, health psychology and transitions of life in relation to mental…… [Read More]
If I had been in the instructor's position, I fear that I would not have handled the disciplinary issues quite as well, as I had not thought of all of the considerations mentioned by the instructor during the interview, especially the issue of the disruptive students' right and need to be educated and grow. An aide would have been of assistance in these scenarios, as they could remove the student from the public setting while going over rules and restoring discipline, but this is secondary to a proper consideration of the issues. I might have dropped different items from the week's curriculum, as well, but these changes would have been minor and largely unimportant. As far as moving ahead with tasks, I would have done just what the instructor did.
The rationales along which the above decision would have been-based is simply that these approaches appear to be the best…… [Read More]
Uncle Tom characters were common in both white and black productions of the time, yet no director before Micheaux had so much as dared to shine a light on the psychology that ravages such characters. By essentially bowing to the two white men, Micheaux implied that Old Ned was less than a man; an individual whittled down to nothing more than yes-man and wholly deprived of self-worth. At this point in the history of black films, with some of the most flagrant sufferings of blacks exposed to the American public, the only logical path forward that African-Americans could take was to begin making cogent demands to improve their collective social situation.
Slowly, black characters in film took on greater and more significant roles in film. Sidney Poitier was one of the most powerful film stars of the mid twentieth century. In roles like the 1950 film by…… [Read More]
Building a volunteer program before such a disaster takes place, so volunteers can be trained under calmer conditions is the ideal situation. It is essential to inform the potential volunteers of the challenging situations they will face, and to provide them with accurate job descriptions of the sorts of duties they must perform. Organizations often must 'advertise' for volunteers similar to the way that employers advertise for paid jobs, and recruiting young, idealistic workers seeking job experience or who desire to put their convictions into actions are ideal candidates, as are retired persons seeking to retain a sense of connection to their communities. Volunteers will be increasingly necessary to relief efforts in the future, in an era of tight government budgets, but training the right people effectively for the work they will perform as well amassing large numbers of volunteers is critical to assembling an effective volunteer force.
orks Cited…… [Read More]
S. must keep in mind when dealing with the Middle East and Central Asia. Khalidi states in no uncertain terms that because the U.S. is what he terms enthusiastically rather than apologetically ignorant about the region's past, the United States has assumed the mantel of imperialism and carrying the white man's burden, in this case to bring democracy rather than Christianity. America is seen as trying to make over the Middle East into a mini-America, and a de facto if not de jure colony, in contrast to so-called fundamentalists who attempt to liberate the Middle East from American cultural forces. Even if secular nationalist dictators like Saddam Hussein are not beloved (nor religious fundamentalists like the Taliban regime in Afghanistan) one's own enemy is seen as preferable to the est. That, in the eyes of many residents of the Middle East would be true, backward progress.
How does Khalidi present…… [Read More]
A lot of recipients also knew each other and shared their tables, talking while they ate. What struck me was that nobody was in any particular rush to finish eating, although the line outside was still long and the kitchen was filling up fast. As soon as someone got up, a new person took his or her place.
When we were ready to sit down, I couldn't find an empty seat anywhere. Suddenly, a deep voice behind us said "Hey, you're new, come and sit with us." The owner of the voice was a tall black man in a tan trench coat. His smile was big and friendly. A small old Indian woman shared the table with him. She eyed us a little warily, but didn't make any objection when we sat down. The black man's name was Tom and the woman was called Areena. As we sat down and…… [Read More]
Societal Changes: A Reflection
Over time, numerous changes have taken place in the society. Some of these changes have had a significant impact on the lives of millions of people from across the world. However, based on their impact, some changes have been consistently ranked higher than others in terms of significance.
For my dad, the most important change he has witnessed during his lifetime is the internet revolution. In his words, "…the internet has changed everything from the way we learn, communicate, socialize, do business…to the way we access news, shop and even work." Prior to interviewing dad, I had never really given much thought to the relevance of the internet and the impact the same has had on our lives. However, after this particular interview, I began to appreciate the power of the internet and the role the same is playing in the transformation of the society. Dad…… [Read More]
Religious Service Reflection
My chosen observation was of the Jehovah's Witnesses, a fundamentalist Christian organization. I have never known very much about them other than the fact that they have a community ministry, offering their pamphlets from door to door. They are often ridiculed for their beliefs against traditional celebrations such as Christmas, Halloween and birthdays. I know people who believe that they are a cult; however, I do recall a boy from elementary school who was a Jehovah's Witnesses. He did not salute the flag or participate in holiday parties with the rest of the class. He was nice, stayed to himself a lot and was a very good student. I was always a bit curious about him and thought I'd try to learn more.
As a Christian, I have always been skeptical of the Witnesses because of what I viewed as their extreme and improper beliefs. By chatting…… [Read More]
Gay & Lesbian Studies
Reflection upon an Experience at a Battered Women's Shelter
For the purposes of this paper, the subject of my diversity experience is my visit to a shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse and any children they might have in their custody. I began by performing some rudimentary Internet research about centers in my area. I was particularly interested in centers that serviced women with children. I wanted to volunteer my time with children who in urgent need of healthy adult contact. I feel children from abused homes especially should have examples of adults who they can feel safe around. I also wanted to provide women in unsafe relationships time to relax and perhaps focus on themselves while someone else responsible, mature, caring, and safe attended to their children. I had a passing conversation with a friend who knew of a center and I…… [Read More]
Diversity Experience Reflection
My choice for a diversity experience was to volunteer with Autistic children and teens. Autism is a condition that sees a great deal more attention in the press in the 21st century, yet I do not have a direct experience with Autism when it affects so many. I decided instead of reading about or watching a program about Autism that I would learn about Autism experientially. I performed some basic Internet research to find volunteer opportunities in my area. I contacted a few places via email and phone, and secured a session at a Special Education school in Lower Manhattan. The center welcomed my intent to volunteer and said they would make sure I would interact with as many age groups as possible. I volunteered at Hawthorne Country Day School on William Street. It is a center that practices Applied Behavioral Analysis with the students. They…… [Read More]
Final Opportunity for Reflection and riting
"Stand and unfold yourself"
This quote comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Francisco and Bernardo are two guards standing watch in the middle of the night at the castle Elsinore. This is the second line of the play, spoken by Francisco in response to Bernardo's question of who goes there. It is an important part because it sets the tone for the rest of the play. Much of the story involves secret presences and the knowledge that people are being watched. This happens with Polonius as he is stabbed by Hamlet and with Hamlet when he is being watched by his uncle/stepfather. Uncertainty about being alone and who or what may be around lends to the overall confusion and mania of the characters which invariably leads to the tragedies which each of the characters then experience.
"tis the sport to have the enginer /…… [Read More]
The fourth chapter of the work of literature edited by Suzuki and Ponterro, "Cultural identity, racial identity, and the multicultural personality" alludes to the fact that ethnic and racial difference pertain a lot to the development of identity for an individual. It was somewhat surprising, however, to learn of the polarization of the concept of race considered within this chapter. The authors discuss developments and instruments relating to African-Americans, Caucasians, and those who embrace a multicultural conception of themselves. It is surprising to see such a simplified dichotomy when these categories leave out a variety of other different types of races including Asians, Latinos, Islanders, Native Americans, and various hybrids (although the multicultural identity can be applied to hybrids). I sincerely hope that the research of identity formation as related to race within the field of psychology has additional measures and concerns for other races and…… [Read More]
Green's work entitled "Your First Year As A Principal: Everything You Need To Know that They Don't Teach You In School." This reflection will provide some of the ideas that resonated most loudly with my approach and philosophy. This essay will also give examples where I tend to disagree with the author and would suggest other alternatives.
It's Up to You
The most interesting concepts surrounding this work, is that there are so many things that a new principal will be exposed to during their first year. The only thing to truly expect is the unexpected. The author stressed that as a principal, it is up to that individual to lead the school in the desired direction. Do not sit back and wait for others to take charge as this job is explicitly laid out for a leader to take charge. She emphasized this when she wrote " in assessing…… [Read More]
Individual eflection experience working a group
It was quite an experience to work with a group on a project instead of working alone. There is actually a delicate dichotomy between the characteristics required to fulfill these two pivotal components of both education and the modern workplace environment. On the one hand, autonomy, independence, and self-motivation are vital prerequisites for working alone, and are desirable qualities as such. On the other hand, these qualities are useless if an individual is not adroit at communicating, resolving conflict by considering different perspectives (Melamed and eiman, 2006), and working well with others. There are two distinct sets of skills required for working in these various settings, although there are some aspects of working in a group which do require the aforementioned traits associated with working independently.
My experience working in a group was actually fairly pleasant, and certainly productive. Essentially, what is required when…… [Read More]
The objective of this paper is to present a reflection on my personality type that will suit my career plan. After taking a survey test at 16 Personality website, the results reveal that I am "THE EXECUTIVE" (ESTJ-A) showing that I am extraverted (54%) than introverted (46%). More assertive (57%) than turbulent (43%). Having the ability to judging (77%) than prospecting (33%). Moreover, I am more observer (84%) than intuitive (16%). I also have more ability to thinking (62%) than 38% (feeling).
My Job Type
An ability to choose a right job depends on the personality type, thus, the result shows that I have the quality of becoming a successful executive manager in my career choice. Executives are top management in an organization using their skills to embrace values of dedication, using a clear guidance and advice to lead their subordinates through the difficult paths. Typically, less than 11% of…… [Read More]
D. Levine also said that he had neve met a child without stengths, but that he had met many childen whose paents o teaches eithe did not ecognize thei stengths, o who did not conside them to be stengths, but instead, weaknesses. The job of paents and educatos, D. Levine futhe suggested, is to help childen develop thei individual leaning stengths, in ways that suit them pesonally. D. Levine said: "Success is like a vitamin. If you don't get enough of it gowing up, you'll suffe a vey sevee deficiency that could have long-tem impacts in you life."
D. Levine also noted that the idea of "well-oundedness" is oveemphasized in education. Most adults ae not by natue "well-ounded," that is, equally good at eveything, whethe it is eading, math, spots, music, science, o othe aeas. Theefoe we should not place this atificial expectation on childen. Emphasizing "well-oundedness" at the expense…… [Read More]
Ability to Reflect
Social media and instant communication do pose obstacles to reflection and serious thinking because they cultivate an atmosphere of instant gratification and response, whereas reflection, meditation and serious thought require time, effort, and work. There is nothing instantaneous about reflection or spending time thinking about things. Thus, the usage of social media poses a danger for college students who hope to practice serious reflection in their academic journey.
One way students can avoid this pitfall is to cut back on their usage of social media and to adopt/cultivate different habits -- ones that help the student to strengthen his mental muscle. Reading good books is one such way that this can be achieved. Reading books challenges the mind to focus on a single item, a story, a narrative, a plot, an idea, and to engage with it over an extended period of time. The mind learns to…… [Read More]
Disrupting by Imagining: ethinking Early Childhood esearch
Early Childhood esearch
This research highlights four teachers who work in early childhood classrooms who have chosen to implement the use of video-observations of their teaching in conjunction with the reflective process. Each teacher profile will include discussions and interviews about their teaching and change implementation. The ideas for change will be based upon their own knowledge, skills, and dispositions along with evidence from the recorded and observed videotapes. After viewing their own instruction, practitioners began the process of implementing change for individual students as well as for their class overall. Teachers shared this experience with others in their school and provided information regarding their results based on the following three areas: 1) Analysis: individuals and/or groups in the process of reflection (grade level teams); 2) Strategies: offers other teachers and/or programs ways to introduce concepts to a group of teachers and/or school;…… [Read More]
Fashion: a Reflection of Society's Attitudes.
Fashion is not just art, it is a measure of social attitudes for a particular period in history. Today, a woman cyclist will most likely be wearing spandex and skin-tight bicycle shorts. Her male counterpart will be wearing the same. hat is acceptable now would have been scandalous in our mother's time. This paper will illustrate through example that fashion is a reflection of societal attitudes.
A British perspective shed some light on the idea of moral decency and on ideas about woman's dress in the beginning of the nineteenth century. Richard Gooch in Bad Fashion and Poor Dental Hygiene of American omen., New York, 1834 said the following.
"Perhaps one reason for American ladies wearing such short garments is that they are generally admired for small and pretty feet. Nevertheless, it is impossible for an English eye not to be shocked at the…… [Read More]
hearing loss Reflection / Feedback Log #1
Children with Deafness and Hearing Loss:
While working with children who experience difficulty in hearing, I have learned that they are essentially children who do not have a capacity to hear 25 decibel or better in both ears. It is important to note the difficulties that such children with deafness or hearing difficulty of encounter in their everyday life. The severity of the condition can range from mild to acute. The closeness and interaction with such children has shown that their condition needs to be ascertained by a specialist and then they need to be trained in specific learning techniques. The special needs for such children needs to be understood as they tend to fail to communicate with their peers in class.
Topic #2: Main functions of Behavior
Such children with hearing deficiencies tend to get isolated from the class. Their impairment causes…… [Read More]
She took roll quietly and quickly based on a seating chart. She never turned her back on the class but rather she made eye contact with every student and walked around the room handing out an assignment sheet. She announced that this was a take-home assignment but they should begin working on it in class "right now." As she worked her way around the room to check on each student personally, she never turned her back but always continued looking around, scanning the room for problems. The assignment was to write about "Why the Emancipation Proclamation Changed America." Students raised their hands when they had a question, and they got right to work.
What were the primary differences between the two teachers? The first teacher did not have control over his classroom. Students can tell if a teacher is confident and assured or not, and it was obvious that the…… [Read More]
Learning Journal: Personal eflection
Now more than ever before, diversity is a real issue for the American society, and with this demographic change comes the need to develop strategies and techniques for making people more appreciative of the gender, ethnic, religious, and cultural differences that constitute the fabric of society. One's gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation does not define who they are and what their abilities are. These elements, therefore, ought not to be used as the primary bases for assigning positions, benefits, or advancement opportunities at the workplace. Just because someone is male is no guarantee that they will display better performance in a leadership or supervisory position than a female candidate would. We may consider men better-placed for such positions because we think of them…… [Read More]
My academic pogess has been quite successful to date, and I know that the beadth of knowledge I eceived as an undegaduate is extensive enough to meet the needs of the gaduate school pogams I have identified. In addition, my pactical expeience and the efeences I will be able to poduce should wok quite stongly in my favo with gaduate school admissions pesonnel. I also believe that I inteview quite well, and am able to pesent myself in a vey affable and confident manne that enables me to expess my qualifications, skills, and othe "selling points" without seeming aogant o boastful, and this will also help my chances of admission.
Although I believe I am able to pesent my qualifications, skills, and knowledge quite well in inteviews, the most challenging aspect of the application pocess by fa was the witing of the pesonal essay that both schools equied. Fo some…… [Read More]
Thoreau, Stowe, Melville and Douglas: Reflections on Slavery
Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beacher Stowe, Herman Melville and Fredrick Douglass all opposed the intuition of slavery in the United States in the middle of the nineteen century. This matter deeply divided the nation and ultimately led to the Civil ar in 1860. hile southerner's saw the matter as a state's rights issue, abolitions framed the debate from a moral perspective. Most people in the south felt that slaves were their property, and it was for them to decide the moral and religious right of the slavery question. They saw the abolition of slavery as a threat to their very way of life. Abolitionists believed there was no distinction between slavery and liberty, a nation that condoned slavery could not be truly free (Foner). Each of these writers presented their views of slavery in there literary works.
Henry David Thoreau
On…… [Read More]
Inventories and self-reflection surveys can be tremendously helpful for encouraging honesty and self-awareness. The "Are You Burned Out?" survey focuses specifically on stress and burnout issues, which can be detrimental to overall well-being as well as to one's ability to be helpful to others. The "Emotionally Healthy Church Inventory" is broader in scope, taking into account one's spiritual, emotional, and cognitive states of mind. These states of mind contribute also to personal well-being as well as to one's ability to serve the community. My results of these two inventories show that while there may be some areas of growth necessary, my overall emotional and spiritual states are healthy.
The "Are You Burned Out?" inventory reveals that I am not at risk for developing problems related to burnout. The survey includes several questions related to things like feelings of exhaustion, sleep disorders, feeling frustrated, and feeling empty. There…… [Read More]