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Kevin Goodan Center for Literary Publishing ePub

Once, through my town, there were rivers.

Thin trees rippled along the spillways.

Morning pierced our breath. Two doves

On the rail bobbing their heads. I am,

My ghost, alone. I stand where there is

No water, thinking water. The laws of nature

Determine all the grief one eye can hold.

Thistles were his winding sheet, my father.

Did he go smooth and gentle? You bum,

What cruder diction than loss?

Though the great pine shove

Taproots down and call the black dirt

Home, though rivers still run,

Though sickly, though this town is not my town,

I wander. Our saws are sharp and never idle long

And through the day we feed the fires

And transform the field-jumble into lines.

Far faces bleared by fire, who are you

That the bright mares of language stride forth

Their flames? I am never more than this.

A green mind in a green world,

And yet the kingdoms that come to my ear.

I look out and know my place.

I, because of love.

In this, there is no recourse.

In this I am humble.

If seeds be language, let them gather.

Let them take these words.

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Chapter 1: Bowden Bags the Big One

Alex Monnig SportsZone PDF

Seminoles ended the season ranked second in the

Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward helped make history at Florida State during the 1992 and

1993 seasons. In 1992, he became the first black player to start as the

Seminoles’ quarterback. As a senior in 1993, he won the school’s first

Heisman Trophy. Then he led the team to its first national championship.

Ward was known for being both a great runner and a great passer.

His talents were not limited to the gridiron, though. Ward also played basketball for Florida State. And he went on to become better known on the hardwood. The New York Knicks selected Ward in the first round of the

1994 National Basketball Association

(NBA) Draft. He played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Knicks, the San

Antonio Spurs, and the Houston



Ward, sophomore wide receiver

Tamarick Vanover, and other key offensive players returned in 1993.

Florida State came into the season ranked first. And it showed why in its first nine games. No team came within

17 points of the Seminoles. Four of those wins had come over ranked teams, one of which was a 28–10 victory over third-ranked Miami.

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Maybe You Should Get Back There

Hayes, Derek Thistledown Press ePub


CHRIS AND I ARE LYING ACROSS FROM each other on a sofa and loveseat watching the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers. I have a lot on my mind. We’re watching cable television that for the last four months I and I alone have paid for. Chris actually tidied this evening, but this was only the first time since he moved in with Nadia and me. He never cleaned when we were living in the same dorm room together as frosh at the University of Toronto and I wish he hadn’t tonight — cleaned, that is. That he’s picked up the sports section, lightly dusted the television and lackadaisically vacuumed around the coffee table, does little to change my opinion of him — that he’s not to be trusted.

Strictly speaking, his general dereliction of and sudden interest in household chores isn’t really what’s troubling me.

“Get the ball to Shaq,” Chris says. His wiry arms are flexed at right angles in front of his chest, and his wispy blond bangs are stuck to his forehead. “Shaq’s not getting any touches.”

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Teacher and Instructional Characteristics of Inclusive Algebra I Classes

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Teacher and Instructional Characteristics of Inclusive Algebra I Classes

Shane A. Smith

ABSTRACT: The number of students with disabilities who are educated alongside their peers without disabilities in general education classes has steadily increased. Although evidence in the current literature generally points to the effectiveness of educating students with disabilities in inclusive settings, little is known about the specific characteristics of general education math teachers in these settings and the classroom practices these teachers use. This study utilized small-scale survey methods to explore the characteristics of the general education algebra I teachers in a midwestern school district, the curricula they use, and their methods and strategies of instruction to address the needs of students with disabilities. Results indicate that teachers receive high levels of instructional support from special educators and use various curricula and instructional strategies to teach students with disabilities.

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Activity 13: Breaking the Code

Phillip Faris HRD Press PDF



Breaking the Code 





• To demonstrate how group dynamics impact group problem solving 

• To provide participants with feedback on their style of influencing others 

• To demonstrate how risk, reward, and competition influence group 




1. Divide participants into teams of five to eight. 

2. Distribute Handout 13.1 to each team. 

3. Explain the rules of the activity: 

• Teams are to discover what letters are behind the two circled squares. 

• Teams can find out what letter is behind any square (except the two 

circled) for $1,000 per square. 

Each team has a budget of $20,000. 

If a team guesses correctly, they receive a $10,000 bonus. 

If a team guesses incorrectly, team members all lose their jobs. 

Each team must select a person to be the designated buyer. This person is  the only person who can purchase squares from the facilitator. 

There is no limit to the number of squares a team may purchase or the  number of times teams may purchase squares. 

When a team feels it has the answer to the code, the team must present its  solution to the facilitator. The facilitator will inform the team if the solution  is correct. 

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3 Jericho III: The Black Scorpion

Hillel Bardin Indiana University Press ePub

Before our second dialogue, Yusra called me to say that her sister Wajiha was still in the Moscobiyye, the Russian Compound jail in Jerusalem. The men held in Jericho had all been released, but no one seemed to be paying attention to Wajiha. Yusra wanted to come, with a couple of girlfriends, to visit her sister in jail. I agreed to meet them at the jail, where I would try to help, as an Israeli, to get them in. We met there, but they weren’t allowed to visit. I spoke with a police detective in the “Minorities” section, but he said that Wajiha was still under investigation, and therefore no one could visit her.

We decided to go to Shammai, my commander, whom Yusra trusted, to enlist his help. Shammai worked at a laboratory a few buildings away from my office on the Hebrew University campus. We told him the problem, and he said that Wajiha should never have been arrested. He told us to wait and he would telephone the governor of Jericho. He called every hour, but each time was told that the governor was in conference. Finally, toward the end of the day, he got through and told the governor that the reserve officers had discussed Wajiha’s arrest, and they all thought it was a mistake, and she should be released. The Israeli governor said that he had no problem with this, but he wanted the Palestinian mayor of Jericho to be the one to request the release.

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Owen, Harrison H. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The most accurate and efficient way to collect the stories of an organization is through a series of interviews with a random group from the organization. I sometimes call this a Noah’s Ark sort: two of everything. The precise number does not make a lot of difference, and by the time 10 to 15 individuals have been interviewed, the tales have been essentially identified. Additional interviews are more a matter of confirmation and politics. Thus if one continues on through another 10 to 15 interviews and finds no substantial variation in the results, it is a safe bet that the story has been received. On the other hand, if major variations or additions appear, add interviews until the situation stabilizes. Deciding when enough is enough is always a judgment call, and while it may be possible to statistically validate the findings, I am not at all sure there is any added value. There comes a point when you hit the end of the road and it is pretty obvious.209

My reference to political concerns refers to those individuals in an organization who just have to be interviewed. Thus, if there are two unions representing the workers of an organization, it simply will not do to interview only one of the local presidents. The same logic applies to senior vice presidents.

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Local Life: Riverbend

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

The Riverbend, also known as Carrollton, sits at the juncture of the Mississippi River and Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. It's a lush slice of tree-lined New Orleans, not as posh as adjacent Uptown, nor as family-oriented as nearby Mid-City. Proximity to Tulane and Loyola Universities makes for a studenty atmosphere, which manifests in plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.

u The Riverbend can be accessed by rollton Ave from Mid-City.

Take the St Charles Ave streetcar from Uptown.

The Levee Path is a natural cycling thoroughfare into the neighborhood.

This public greenway runs atop the levee and follows the curves of the Mississippi River from the Fly behind Audubon Park to Jefferson Parish and beyond. It’s a nice spot for walking, jogging or cycling.

Head off the levee near where Carrollton Ave hits the river and you're in the heart of the Riverbend. College kids, local characters and Uptown swells drop into Cooter Brown's ( GOOGLE MAP ; %504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com; 509 S Carrollton Ave; h11am-late; W) for brews and freshly shucked oysters, or to shoot pool or watch sports on TV. The 84 taps here speak to how much Cooter's loves beer.

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CHAPTER ONE: The construction of heterochrony

Rosine J Perelberg Karnac Books ePub

André Green

Was there ever a point in Freud's work when he was not \/ \i concerned by the subject of time? One would be justified in doubting it.

Before psychoanalysis

One must begin with his works as a biologist for, in them, anatomy is considered from an evolutionary angle; more specifically, his works are situated within the perspective of the migrations of certain cellular formations in the course of phylogenesis (1990, p. 146).2 This initial orientation was later abandoned in favour of psychopathology, but the general questions raised by his research remained present in his mind. In Studies on Hysteria (1895d), the idea of “strangulated affect”, in other words, of the clock that has stopped, is already linked to the idea of time blocked by fixation— a movement frozen along a path evolving in time. Furthermore, in “The psychotherapy of hysteria”, the chapter he contributed to the work written in collaboration with Breuer (1895d), he put forward a complex model of temporality of great originality and marvelous ingenuity. In it we can find the notions of trauma, “filed” concentric layers of memory and radial side-paths, which clearly show his concern for a complex temporal ensemble raising the hypothesis of transchronic functioning—all of which is represented from a synchronic perspective, corresponding to time in psychotherapy.

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Chapter 7 How Should Assessment and Instruction Connect in the Mixed-Ability Class?

Damian Cooper Solution Tree Press ePub

No matter which state, province, or country I go to work in these days, differentiated instruction is on everyone’s priority list. But while district and school administrators agree on the importance of DI, many teachers I meet voice either skepticism or even cynicism at what they view as the latest educational panacea. For this reason, I’m increasingly using Tomlinson and McTighe’s term responsive teaching (2006) as an alternative to differentiated instruction. Responsive teachers understand that effective teaching must begin with assessing the prior knowledge and skill levels of their students, they accept that these assessments will reveal a variety of learning needs, and they understand that while their long-range plans will identify broad learning targets common to all students, they will need to tailor and constantly adapt day-to-day instruction to help all students realize their potential.

If teachers are to respond to the differing needs of their students, they must first get to know them as individuals. This cannot happen in classrooms that are teacher-centered and teacher-driven. If there is a common denominator to classes I visit in which large numbers of students are disengaged, it is that learning is determined, directed, and controlled by the teacher. And in academic classes—as distinct from the performing arts, technologies, and other such offerings—this means that:

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Epilogue: Diving in the Cincinnatian Sea

Richard Arnold Davis Indiana University Press ePub


Many paleontologists, ourselves included, became fascinated with fossils and embarked on scientific careers long before we ever encountered living marine animals. For many of us, the greatest thrill has been our first encounters with living representatives of the animal groups we knew first only as grey, lifeless forms encased in rock. Both of us have been privileged to examine firsthand living relatives of animals of our favorite groups of fossils—crinoids for Meyer and nautiloid cephalopods for Davis. Our experiences have fueled a curiosity that affects practically anyone who contemplates the fossil richness of the Cincinnatian or other comparable fossiliferous strata. Many times, in the field, we stand on a Cincinnatian outcrop where fossils are abundant in almost every rock, and we wonder: what did the Cincinnatian sea actually look like? How did these creatures behave when alive? If we could travel back in time to dive into the Cincinnatian sea, what would we see?

In his book The Crucible of Creation, the paleontologist Simon Conway Morris (1998) takes the reader on a journey through time in an imaginary time machine that lands on the shores of the Cambrian sea in western Canada of 520 million years ago. The time machine then descends into the sea and enables time traveling scientists to view the varied and bizarre animals found as fossils in the famous Burgess Shale. Conway Morris recreated the environment of the Cambrian sea and the life within it from the evidence of the fossils and rocks, but he embellished the scenario with a measure of speculation and fantasy.

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Chapter Four Ten Principles for Sustainable Societies

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

ON A RAINY DAY in late November 1999, environmentalists dressed like turtles marched arm-in-arm with teamsters down the city streets in what has become known as the Battle of Seattle, an extraordinary event that deadlocked WTO negotiators and brought that powerful agency’s momentum to a standstill. These unlikely partners were joined by tens of thousands of others—students, religious activists, women’s rights activists, family farmers, health activists, indigenous people, and economic justice organizers from many countries—in what was baptized the Seattle Coalition.

In sifting through the thousands of pieces of literature produced by these formerly disparate groups, we found that a fascinating pattern emerged. Certain words cropped up time and again as core principles, no matter the particular group or specific country in which the organization was based.

Almost all the authors of this volume were in Seattle, first at a giant International Forum on Globalization teach-in, organized in Seattle’s symphony hall, and then on the streets. We all remarked on this commonality in core principles.

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Cold War - 1980s: AP US History

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Parallelizing Matrix Exponential based Solver on Shared Memory Systems using Cilk

Hamid R. Arabnia, Lou D'Alotto, Hiroshi Ishii, Minoru Ito, Kazuki Joe, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Georgios Sirakoulis, William Spataro, Giuseppe A. Trunfio, George A. Gravvanis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF


Int'l Conf. Par. and Dist. Proc. Tech. and Appl. | PDPTA'14 |

Parallelizing Matrix Exponential based Solver on Shared Memory

Systems using Cilk

Abdul Jabbar Saeed Tipu, Ammar Hasan, Mohsan Jameel, and Aamir Shafi

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,

National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract— Matrix Exponential based algorithm (MEXP) is a recently developed method for solving a positive definite system of linear equations. MEXP already outperforms other state of the art algorithms, such as the Preconditioned

Conjugate Gradient method (PCG), in most cases, on customizable hardware platforms such as FPGAs or ASICs. In this paper we have analyzed the performance of MEXP on multicore hardware using a shared-memory model called

Cilk and compare it with the Conjugate Gradient method

(CG) and PCG. Our multithreaded MEXP outperforms the

Cilk based PCG and CG methods in terms of parallelism and execution time as we increase numbers of cores. The comparison of the performance for the tested benchmark problems shows that parallel MEXP relatively gives almost

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The Decision Debacles

Nutt, Paul Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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