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Spokane

Michelin Michelin ePub

Open year-round daily. Visitor center at 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy., Toutle; t 360-274-0962; www.parks.wa.gov/stewardship/mountsthelens; open May–mid-Sept daily 9am–5pm, rest of the year 4pm; closed major holidays. t 360-449-7800. www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens. $5.

One of the world’s most famous volcanoes, Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 with the intensity of 500 atomic bombs, destroying its northern flank and blasting away more than 1,300ft of elevation. In 1982 the US Congress declared Mount St. Helens a National Volcanic Monument. Today the eviscerated mountain, surrounded by a 172sq-mi preserve, is a leading visitor attraction.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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When to Go

July is the best time to see flower-filled alpine meadows at Mt. Rainier, but any summer day through September offers the best opportunity for clear weather and great views at both Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Summertime frequently brings fog to the Washington coast, so the best times to visit are the shoulder seasons or winter-storm season.

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1 Build Teacher-Student Relationships by Honoring Visibility and Voice

Davis, Bonnie M. Solution Tree Press ePub

CHAPTER 1

Build Teacher-Student Relationships by Honoring Visibility and Voice

Making student voice part of the culture of the school encourages students to invest in their learning and in the broader school community.

—Yvette Jackson

Hattie (2009), in his book Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement, finds that the teacher-student relationship is one of the top twelve influences on achievement out of 150 influences. Is this surprising to you? We hear so much about teacher-student relationships that the topic seems almost cliché. In fact, when some educators voice the opinion that “it’s all about the relationships,” other educators sigh and beg for concrete instructional strategies to improve achievement and meet standards. But building relationships is a strategy. In fact, it is one of the most powerful strategies we can use to influence student achievement.

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Chapter Twelve - Contributions Part III: Implications for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Karnac Books ePub

Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira

Part III, with contributions from Thomson-Salo, Reenkola, and Turrini, brings us into the world of mothers, children, and mother–infant pairs. Ambivalence, envy, power, and agency are prominent themes in the myths discussed by these authors. The implications for clinical work of the chapters in this section are discussed below.

Boadicea

Thomson-Salo focuses on the story of Boadicea, a Celtic queen with mythic qualities. This character is a mature woman, a mother, who stood up against the powerful Romans. She did this to protect her daughters, her countrymen, and her self. The daughters were raped by slaves at the instigation of the Roman overseers, while Boadicea was degraded.

In treatment, we see women who, as children, were raped or sexually abused. The rapist or abuser belonged to a band of invading warriors in Boadicea's time. In our own time we hear of rape and/or abuse by fathers, uncles, grandfathers, mother's lovers, brothers, sisters, even mothers. In many instances, the mother helps or tries to help and protect her daughter. In other cases, the mother denies the abuse or just does not take action to protect her daughter. This can be the result of her own sense of powerlessness or actual powerlessness. Where she does not protect her daughter, she is complicit in the abuse.

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Chapter 4: Interpersonal Thinking

Alper, Larry Solution Tree Press ePub

Interpersonal Thinking

The two examples in chapter 3 focused on extreme but not unfamiliar situations in schools, situations in which all the complexity of human relationships comes into play. In the final section of this chapter, we will turn our attention to teachers’ experiences in regular coaching and supervision settings; that is, those settings in which leaders use Thinking Maps to promote growth and development rather than to resolve crises. To what degree, if any, is the experience for teachers whose employment may not be in question, but whose practice is being closely scrutinized, made different through the use of Thinking Maps?

Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness

In her work on promoting growth and excellence in teachers, Charlotte Danielson (1996) observes, “Through reflection, real growth and therefore excellence are possible. By trying to understand the consequences of actions and by contemplating alternative courses of action, teachers expand their repertoire of practice” (p. 106). Many years before Danielson made this statement, John Dewey (1998) proposed that we learn not from experience but from reflecting on it. Both views identify the ability to reflect as a core disposition necessary for achieving and sustaining excellence in one’s practice.

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Chapter Six: Ask, don’t assume

Jana, Tiffany; Freeman, Matthew Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Assumptions are biases that can destroy relationships. Can you remember a time when someone made an assumption about you that wasn’t true? Was it funny? Hurtful?

We all know what the kids say: “When you assume you make an ass of u and me.” It is silly, of course. But as with many lessons learned in kindergarten, it is indeed useful. People do not often enjoy being pigeonholed, labeled, or thought of as one-dimensional. People are complex. Being human is hard. And the more marginalized or unfamiliar your group is, the more challenging it is to navigate the perils of everyone else’s assumptions. Don’t think of assumptions as harmless generalizations—see them for the biases they actually are.

Tiffany recalls a cycle of assumptions that followed her through her educational experiences.

I was often the only black student in a sea of white faces. My minority status was omnipresent and the norm for me. I actually didn’t mind at all until the lessons on slavery or black history came up. Everyone would look at me and assume I was some sort of race expert, even as a child. Maybe they were looking for my reaction—who knows? But I was asked questions about being black and I did not like being put on the spot, as if that was my only identity. Then there was the inevitable arrival of another black student. If it was a boy, everyone assumed that I was going to date him. Or at least they thought that I should date him—because we were both black.

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Main Part: Phenomenological Interpretation of Confessions; Book X

Martin Heidegger Indiana University Press ePub

MAIN PART

Phenomenological Interpretation
of Confessions; Book X

§ 7. Preparations for the Interpretation

a) Augustine’s Retractions of the Confessions

Toward the end of his life, around 426 or 427 (he died in 430), Augustine wrote Retractionum libri duo. “Retractationes”—that is, a taking-up again of his Opuscula (libri, epistolae, tractatus), a re-examination judiciaria severitate [“with judicious severity”]1 in which he notes, corrects, and improves what, to him, now seems problematic. In the preface (prologus), where he thus determines the task of the Retractationes, he also gives an account of the motives which provoked this reassessment.

Illud etiam quod scriptum est, Ex multiloquio non effugies peccatum (Prov. X, 19) […] sed istam sententiam Scripturae sanctae propterea timeo, quia de tam multis disputationibus meis sine dubio multa colligi possunt, quae si non falsa, at certe videantur, sive etiam convincantur non necessaria. [It is also written there: “Much talking does not avoid sin” (Prov. 10:19)…But I fear this sentence of the Holy Scripture, for with so many writings of mine, one can without a doubt gather many passages which, if not false, may certainly be seen as, or convince one of being not necessary.]2

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13 WE JUST COULDN’T GET ANYTHING STARTED.

Matthew Tully Indiana University Press ePub

 

 

The leaves were falling, and the Indiana weather was turning colder as early November arrived. Manual had settled into its routines, both good and bad, and teachers and students were already looking forward to the winter break that was seven weeks away. The school had spent the year under a microscope. The district was watching it closely. Superintendent White spent many Monday mornings questioning Manual leaders about something he’d read in the paper, something that bothered him or, occasionally, even something that pleased him. But the close examination of the school was not due solely to the weekly front-page columns I was writing. White had long had deep concerns about the indifference that plagued the school and was pondering big shake-ups. Over at the statehouse, meanwhile, the state’s new superintendent of education had ordered the deepest look the state had ever taken at the school. It all resulted in November being a month of big changes at Manual with warnings of even bigger changes to come.

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Meetings with the Wolf-Man (1938-1949)

Muriel Gardiner Karnac Books ePub

IN the early spring of 1938, shortly after the Nazis had taken over Austria, I came face to face with the Wolf-Man on one of the busy Vienna streets. He did not greet me in his usual polite and ceremonious manner but began to cry and wring his hands and pour out a flood of words which because of his excitement and his sobbing were utterly unintelligible. Alarmed that he was making us conspicuous on the street, at a time when this was not only inadvisable but even dangerous, I asked him to walk the few steps with me to my apartment where we could talk in privacy. As we passed through the entrance hall of the apartment house, the concierge, attracted by the Wolf-Man’s excited voice rising almost to a scream, looked suspiciously at us from his doorway.

I had known the Wolf-Man in a distant sort of way for a number of years following the completion of his analysis by Ruth Mack Brunswick. At first he and I had drunk tea together every Wednesday afternoon while he patiently tried to teach me Russian. At these meetings, after devoting a conscientious hour to Russian grammar, we would relax and talk about more interesting things: Dostoevsky, Freud, or the French Impressionists. He knew few people with whom he could talk about these beloved subjects, and I always enjoyed and profited by his acute observations which grew out of a really deep understanding of human nature, art, and psychoanalysis.

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Chapter 44

Marianne Boruch Indiana University Press ePub

Chapter 44

So we took him at his word—no words—and acted like he was our personal chauffeur, like we’d be calling out home, James! any second. I mean to say we totally ignored him as he glumly drove on, down the most breathtaking highway, maybe in the world. Pretty soon, once we were out of the city, it was one sheer drop to the sea. And we were looking out and over, right into all that lash and wave.

We sank back in our seats, nearly blotto at the beauty out there. Riveted, I guess, drunk with it or at least stunned. This was the California of postcards and dreams, of Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snyder, John Muir. And of all the druggies come west, I suppose, at least the exuberant sort who opened outward, not fixed the whole time on their troubles and their bad trips. But I was nosy and earthbound, still wondering about Mill Valley and what Frances might have turned up at the end as I was falling asleep in that back room, sharing the space with Satamanyu’s old guy spirit no doubt puttering around near the ceiling, his astral home turf.

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Chapter 10. Reorganization

Mitchel P. Roth and Tom Kennedy University of North Texas Press ePub

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REORGANIZATION

During Oscar Holcombe’s two terms as mayor between 1933 and 1937, he inaugurated several changes for HPD largely regarded as politically motivated. Not the least was his creation of the Department of Public Safety. By making this move, he effectively ended the existence of independent police and fire departments. Holcombe abolished the position of chief of police and imbued the director of public safety, George Woods (his former campaign manager), with the chief’s powers and then some. However, Woods stressed, “If anyone calls me chief, they had better take to their heels when they say it.”1

As public safety director, Woods implemented a number of changes that had long-lasting ramifications for HPD. The egotistical Woods created the position of superintendent of police and appointed Banyon Wylie “B. W.” Payne, former captain of detectives, to fill it. In the process, Woods, who claimed that the city budget required it, fired Chief Percy Heard and Captain of Detectives J. K. Irwin. In addition, many high-ranking officers were reduced in rank.2

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Scoring and Analyzing the Roles of Porgy and Bess

Edward D. Latham University of North Texas Press PDF

The Multi-Movement Anstieg or Initial Ascent

Scoring and Analyzing the Roles of Porgy and Bess

Scoring the roles of Porgy and Bess reveals a host of unfulfilled dreams and ambitions. Of the eight leading characters, four are killed (Robbins,

Jake, Clara, and Crown), and three leave Catfish Row (Sporting Life, Bess, and Porgy). Only Serena, depicted as the pillar of the community, remains behind. The attainment of the final main objectives assigned to Porgy and Bess can therefore only be conjectured, since the opera ends in almost cinematic fashion (in such a way as to invite a sequel). Porgy goes off in search of Bess, but the audience never learns whether he finds her; Bess goes to New York, but the audience does not know whether she finds happiness there.

As will be demonstrated by the analyses, Porgy achieves many of his main objectives in scenes throughout the opera, reinforced by the closure of fundamental lines in the majority of his scenes. However, his failure to attain his superobjective (to build a new life together with Bess) is projected by the lack of closure in the background structure created by the tonal relationships between his musical numbers. Taken together, the musical and dramatic trajectory of Porgy and Bess’s roles comprises a background interruption that spans the three acts of the opera, breaking off in Act III.43

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Appendix 1: Reviews of Jascha Heifetz’s Debut at Carnegie Hall, October 27,1917

Galina Kopytova Indiana University Press ePub

IN THE MONTHS FOLLOWING Heifetz’s debut, the following reviews were collated and reprinted in various newspapers and publicity brochures.

Max Smith, “Boy Violinist Wins Triumph,” The New York American, October 28, 1917:

The American debut of Jascha Heifetz yesterday afternoon in Carnegie Hall will go on record as one of the most notable incidents in the recent musical history of New York.

This Russian youth is said to be only sixteen years old, though he might be eighteen or nineteen, to judge from his appearance, and forty, to judge from his extraordinary poise. Yet already his mastery of the violin is such that one can compare him only to the greatest virtuosi of the present and the past.

Comparisons are often odious, but the writer for the American does not hesitate to assert that in all his experience he has never heard any violinist approach as close to the loftiest standards of absolute perfection as did Jascha Heifetz yesterday.

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32 Change We Must – But Change is Difficult

Paroda, R.S. CABI PDF

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Change We Must – But Change is Difficult

Introduction

Change your thoughts and you can change your world. Small changes are hard and big changes are even more difficult. Having made impressive progress by any standards, India is presently faced with numerous challenges to be urgently addressed so as to achieve its ultimate goal of being a ‘developed nation through progress in

­agriculture’. It was emphasized long ago that although change is difficult, we must bring about those needed changes in order to meet the emerging challenges and harness the opportunities for faster and sustainable growth of agriculture (Paroda, 2014). In this endeavour, as we move forward, the immediate task before us is to address the following issues as priorities:

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to ensure both economic and ecological access to food and nutrition security, particularly for those living below the poverty line; to secure higher productivity combined with profitability through minimum input use and improved efficiency of production systems; to address the second-generation problems of the Green Revolution followed by other revolutions in agriculture, such as White,

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CHAPTER FIVE: Psychoanalytic anatomy: the three moments of sexuation

Karnac Books ePub

Beyond identifications, or perhaps beneath them, there is something more primordial, which can only be grasped through the psychoanalytic discourse. This does not mean that we can do without identifications. It does mean, however, that gender, which we consider to be equivalent to a system of imaginary and signifying identifications, does not exhaust the relation of the subject to his/her own sex or to that of others, because this relation is also real. In this respect, the concept of the “not-all”, which Lacan invented in the 1970s, is the acme of a characterization of sex that cannot be reduced to an identification.

Identification, often thought to be a matter of images, is the taking on of a trait from an other, if we consider Freud's second identification—the identification with the “unary trait”1—as essential. It can partially structure a symptom (so you can “catch” someone else's illness, in hysteria), it can support an ideal (you can succeed where your father failed), it can motivate a certain type of behaviour, it can even create a mimetic resemblance (we all recognize those married couples who end up looking like brother and sister). It is based on the logic of class and attribute (the class of objects that resemble each other, which have a trait in common),2 which in itself129 is inadequate to account for the real of jouissance; for example, an identification does not generally suffice to explain why a woman is frigid or a man is impotent.

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10. The Period of Postwar Reconstruction (1953–1971)

Jinwung Kim Indiana University Press ePub

South Korean politics during the Rhee regime (1948–1960) revolved around his struggle to remain in power indefinitely against the opposition’s efforts to unseat him. Since the inauguration of the ROK, on 15 August 1948, Rhee disingenuously portrayed himself as a transcendent leader who stood out above the partisan and factional struggles of daily politics, and at first this proved to be an indispensable political asset for his public image, as well as a key source of his popular support. As time went by, however, this strategy grew increasingly ineffectual in the face of the more stubborn opposition, which forced him to increasingly pursue authoritarian measures to retain power.1

The 1948 constitution provided for a popularly elected National Assembly, the members of which elected the president for a four-year term. The president could be elected for a second term. Although he lacked grass-roots support in his homeland, Syngman Rhee was handily elected to the presidency by the National Assembly on 20 July 1948 as a reward for his lifetime struggle against Japanese rule. He garnered 180 votes out of 198, and his rival, Kim Ku, obtained just 13 votes. But Rhee escalated the institutional tension between the president and the legislature by seeking more terms and refusing to share power with the National Assembly.

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