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Chapter 7: Resilience: Empower Students to Treat Themselves According to Their Values

Lauren Porosoff Solution Tree Press ePub


Chapter 7

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Empower Students to Treat Themselves According to Their Values

As teachers, we’re accustomed to telling students to do things that they might find painful in the short term, but we don’t always teach them how to confront their disappointments, failures, and difficult choices. We might tell them, “That’s life” or, “This too shall pass,” but telling students that life is sometimes painful and that they’ll be fine doesn’t teach them how to accept the pain inherent in living a meaningful life. Statements like these can even make students more likely to avoid their own feelings (“I don’t care about this stupid test!”) or increase feelings of shame (“Why can’t I just shake it off? What’s wrong with me?”). Sometimes we try to counteract the pain, like when we bring in candy on test days. But then, students learn that the best way to respond to short-term pain is to give themselves short-term pleasure, rather than how to take care of themselves in the long term.

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Appendix 2: Graduate Studies Syllabus

Manuel F. Medrano University of North Texas Press PDF

appendix two

Graduate Studies Syllabus

Center for Intercultural Studies in

Folklore and Ethnomusicology

University of Texas at Austin

Provided to the author by Frances Terry. Not so much a syllabus as a table of contents for a coursepack, which the students were expected to read in its entirety. Note how many pages they had to master!




I. Reference Tools

A. Bibliographies, catalogs, and dictionaries.........................1-34

B. Journals..............................................................................35-55

II. Theory and Method

A. Textbooks and general works.........................................56-106

B. Collections of essays, readers, symposia.......................107-148

C. Articles...........................................................................149-194

D. History of folkloristic thought

1. Secondary sources.....................................................195-272

2. Primary sources.........................................................273-288

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My Old Man

Polly Buckingham University of North Texas Press ePub

My boy Quentin and I take walks in the morning. He shuffles and stops often to cough and lean on the wood cane Dr. Brad gave him before we left the city. The steady sound of the creek is always all around us, and the air smells of dry grass. Quentin is happier here than in the city, and so am I. I told my supervisor at CARE Center I didn't want to work fulltime anymore, and I didn't want to work mornings.

It's surprising how you can tell someone what you want and you actually get it. I worked ten years in the city without asking for anything. Now I'm asking all the time. Quentin's taught me a lot about that. I mean, I wouldn't have asked if it weren't for him, not for myself I wouldn't have asked. They gave me a break on my benefits too, said they'd consider it kind of a sick leave. I know my supervisor's bending the rules, but I'm getting better at taking gifts from people. Besides, she's seen Quentin leaning on his red cane with the wolf-head handle. She said to my Quentin, “What an angel you are.”

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Service to Others

Various Brethren Press PDF

A DUNKERG U I D E TOService to OthersSeeing Christ in othersDeuteronomy 15:7-8; Matthew 25:31-46John D. BreidenstineTBible clearly shows us that God cares for “the least of these” and wants us, as his followers, to serve them. “Do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand . . . to meet the need, whatever it may be” (Deut. 15:7b-8). “If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness” (Isaiah 58:10).In a New Testament passage very familiar to Brethren, Jesus teaches that those who give food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, and who welcome the stranger and visit the imprisoned, serve the Son of Man himself and will receive eternal life (Matt. 25:31-46). Thus Brethren see Christ in those whom they serve, especially in “the least” of them.The Brethren are a compassionate people, but from where comes their penchant for good works and service? Founded in 1708, the Church of the

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Chapter 8: Truly Living Whole-Scale: Principles as Foundations

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

A profound belief that underlies Whole-Scale processes is that life is an Action Learning project. At every moment each of us makes decisions for next steps that are based on things we learned from the past. Failure cannot exist when a person lives an Action Learning life. Everything that happens contributes to the next learning process. Thus, Whole-Scale processes are based on the experiences its founders had, all the mentoring we received, and all the ideas we explored. The methodology continues to grow and change every time we come together as a learning community to share our knowledge and enrich our communal wisdom.

The partners of Dannemiller Tyson Associates, the founders of Whole-Scale methodology, came from a variety of individual backgrounds (socio-technical systems, community organizing, education, politics, systems engineering, labor organizing, and so forth). We brought with us diverse assumptions about how to bring about change in people and in organizations. At first, we argued about who was right and who was wrong. What we discovered out of these “uproars” with each other was that each person’s truth was true and that, combined, there was more truth than any one alone had seen up to that point.

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Chapter 19: Determining the Relative Importance of Cost or Price

Solloway, Charles D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In the past, it was common practice for some agencies to include cost as an integrated factor in tradeoff procurements. For example, evaluation factors might be ranked in order of importance as follows:

Technical approach

Key personnel


Management plan


Some people in the procurement community took exception to this practice. In an article in Contract Management Magazine, this integrated-factor practice was compared to selecting a brand of beef stew at the supermarket.1 It would make little sense to integrate cost into the buyer’s assessment of the beef stew ingredients. That would create an order of importance somewhat like the following:





Carrots and peas.

One cannot buy beef and potatoes from one can (brand) of stew and get gravy from a different can. One has to buy the entire can or nothing. Thus, to determine the best value, it is necessary to consider all the ingredients of a can and then measure the perceived value of those combined ingredients against the cost of that can. Similarly, the government cannot take a technical approach from one proposal and key personnel from another. It has to “buy” a whole proposal or nothing.

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CHAPTER SIX The Winter’s Tale

Williams, Meg Harris Harris Meltzer Trust PDF


The Winter’s Tale

Queen: Her clothes spread wide,

And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up,

Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds,

As one incapable of her own distress,

Or like a creature native and indued

Unto that element. (IV. vii. 174-179)

Still Horacio does not see the depth of Hamlet’s despair during the following period of persecutory depression and guilt. The Winter’s

Tale dream, together with Ophelia’s recovery, encourages a false hope of his own.


y the time he learned of Ophelia’s abortion and illness,

Hamlet’s demeanour had already commenced its sea-change from the Mousetrap mania. He became subdued and depressed, and this depression, in the context of the analytic work, had produced the fascinating Grave dream.

After this, he was often silent for long periods during sessions, and for many weeks oscillated between withdrawal, depression and paranoia. He made decided efforts to co-operate in the analysis, coming on time to the sessions and bringing whatever


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27. Evaluating a Training Program at All Four Levels: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kirkpatrick, Donald Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

Chapter 27

Evaluating a Training Program at All Four Levels

This case study from Cisco Systems illustrates how an organization can evaluate a program at all four levels.The study was done jointly by an internal training professional and an outside consultant. The first step was to identify the desired business results. From this basis, the training program was planned and implemented.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Peg Maddocks, Manager of Training for WorldWide Manufacturing

Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, California

Ingrid Gudenas, President

Effective Training Solutions, Fremont, California


Silicon Valley–based Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in the highly competitive networking industry, is a rapidly growing company with a critical goal to keep costs down and profits high. Cisco manufactures computer networking equipment and had revenue of $6.8 billion in fiscal year 1997, with a 189 percent increase in new jobs from

1996–1998, bringing the total number of employees to about 11,000.

Cisco is recognized for its profitability and low operating expenses. A

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“Lon Goldstein and the Gainesville Owls”

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF



The diamond is empty and the stands are vacant. Locke Field, located in Gainesville, Texas, is silent. However, there are those who still remember when the ballpark was filled with cheering fans and the sounds of long fly balls cracking off the ends of bats. Players put their heart and soul into baseball and lived and died with every pitch. They loved the game so much they prayed to be buried under home plate.

Locke Field was once home to the Gainesville Owls, a Class B circuit team that was part of the Big State League based in Texas.

It was formed after World War II, getting started in 1947 and lasting until 1957. The League saw a lot of transitions and was known as an offense-oriented circuit that included the Gainesville Owls,

Greenville Majors, Austin Pioneers, Waco Pirates, ShermanDenison Twins, Wichita Falls Spudders, Texarkana Bears, and Paris

Red Peppers.

Operating a lower-level minor league team during the 1940s was not limited to the rich, and teams thrived because ownership was easy. The Gainesville baseball club franchise was bought in

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Various Brethren Press PDF

A DUNKERG U I D E TOResurrectionDeath is the last enemyMark 16:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:26David HoslerT“resurrection” is primarily associated with Christ’s return from death to life following his suffering and crucifixion. However, a secondary meaning of resurgence or revival is often used in contemporary, common speech. But it is the belief that Christ conquered death and walked again in bodily form among his friends and followers that is central toChristians generally and Brethren in particular. The thought of the body’s death awaiting every living being is sobering apart from the victory over death that is found in following Jesus’ promise of life everlasting.In Mark 16:6 we find an unambiguous declaration, made to the early morning visitors to Christ’s tomb on that first Easter: “He has risen!” (Today’sNew International Version). Then Paul picks up the significance of this basic belief in 1 Corinthians 15 with what would be fitting of an eloquent closing argument in a modern courtroom legal proceeding. Paul reminds all believers of their foundational commitment to the gospel. He writes: “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain” (1 Cor. 15:1-2, TNIV). Then comes the grand defense of belief in Christ’s resurrection in verse 12 through 19, ending with the argument: “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all others” (TNIV). Finally, the point of Paul’s defense of belief in the he word

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CHAPTER FOUR: Sadomasochism and depression

De Masi, Franco Karnac Books ePub

A ccording to Abraham’s contributions on depression (1912,

/\ 1916, 1924), the suffering of melancholia arises out of the

J. \. patient’s perception of a self capable of hating rather than loving. That is why melancholia, unlike mourning, includes conscious hate for the subject’s own self.

In “Mourning and melancholia” (1916-1917g [1915]), Freud takes up this essential aspect of unconscious hate and places it in the perspective of a sadomasochistic relationship that is both internal and external.

Unlike a bereaved person, the melancholic feels not only that his world has become meaningless but also that his ego has been emptied out. In confirmation of his own unworthiness, he attributes to himself not merely guilt but all the negative qualities of the world, too. Freud points out that, in melancholia, it is not just the relationship with the lost love object that is altered, as in mourning, but in addition the relationship with the subject’s own ego. Whereas in mourning the loss concerns the object, in melancholia it is the ego itself that is affected.

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5. The Rites of Baba Merzug: Diaspora, Ibadism, and Social Status in the Valley of the Mzab

Edited by James McDougall and Judith Sch Indiana University Press ePub


Fatma Oussedik

It is well known that for centuries, often intense patterns of exchange—of goods, ideas, architectural forms, beliefs—have developed in and across the Sahara. People and goods have moved through trade, but also through the dynamics of conquest, pilgrimage, and religious education. Like the Mediterranean world, the Sahara has experienced cycles of flourishing and reduced prosperity as these forces have ebbed and flowed across the longue durée and into the present. The end of the centuries-long caravan trade in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries marginalized or ruined the oasis cities whose lifeblood it had been; the recrudescence of movement and exchange within and across the desert today is having other effects on the populations that have for centuries inhabited these spaces. The inhabitants of the valley of the Mzab, situated in a rocky plateau whose altitude varies between 300 and 800 meters above sea level, 600 kilometers south of Algiers at the edge of the northern Sahara, have always depended on commercial activity for their survival. Ever since their arrival in the eleventh century CE, the Berber-speaking Zenata Muslims of the Ibadi rite who settled in the arid valley and built their cities here have been engaged in commerce.1 Successfully adapting to changing economic circumstances over many centuries, the Ibadis of the Mzab were considered by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (1958) as classic exemplars of the combination of “puritanism” and capital: commercial and financial entrepreneurs adhering strictly to a particularly rigorous form of Islamic doctrine.2 For the people of the Mzab, a community whose social and political life was determined by their particular interpretation of Islam, Ibadism was a determining factor in relations with other social groups. It has therefore played a major role in the history of their exchanges with other populations, mandating a certain distinctiveness relative to other Muslim groups, requiring particular social and educational practices for the survival of the community, but also regulating the integration into the community of other ethnic groups, particularly those emerging from slavery within the Mzab itself.

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Keynote Presentation: The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animals to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?

Denenberg, S. CABI PDF

�Keynote Presentation:

The Importance of the Welfare of

Research Animals to Maximise the

Quality of Behavioural Research:

Do We Measure True Behaviours?

Patrick Pageat*

IRSEA and E.I. Purpan, Quartier Salignan, France

Conflict of interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.

Keywords: welfare, ethology, research, development, socialisation

Despite the remarkable development of ethology, welfare science and behavioural medicine, our understanding of many behaviours is still limited. This lack of knowledge is much deeper when we try to discuss underlying mechanisms, development and functionality. The access to such information requires studying the target species in controlled conditions, which do not represent the actual environment of pet, farm or wild species. Moreover, the versatility of behaviours, as well as the inter-individual variability, lead the researchers to develop protocols that associate physiological and behavioural parameters. The resulting risk is that researchers describe behaviours and physiological variation that are based on the unnatural environment to that species. Additionally, it is possible that these environments may limit the animal and reduce its welfare, thus affecting our knowledge and results of the study. The purpose of this lecture is to discuss possible ethical strategies to prevent or limit such bias.

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6 Evaluation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

White, Stephen Solution Tree Press ePub


Evaluation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

W hen people come together to deal with practical problems, it’s important for them to consider what they want to create, not just what they want to fix.

—Peter Senge

MARCH 20, 9:00 A.M. Byron began to recognize some key lessons he could advance in next year’s improvement plan. He was quite skilled at discerning when and how to invite his team, his faculty, and his community into important discussions. He also was skilled at giving away both responsibility and credit for accomplishments, and was recognized by his peers for his understanding of collaboration around the right work and its benefits.

After they’d finished their breakfasts, Yohannon leaned forward, asking, “As you reflect on your improvement process, what have you learned so far this year?”

“For once, I anticipated your question!” Byron laughed. “I think we need to gather data around the context of learning, including time, opportunity, how decisions are made, the degree to which implementation occurs, and how feedback is provided and how often. I have to admit, I hadn’t thought of the improvement process in terms of measuring and monitoring what we modify.”

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Michelin Michelin ePub


In the 17C the Aberdonian George Jamesone (1588–1644) was the leading portraitist. His sensitive works are reminiscent of Van Dyck.

The 18C is marked by the portraitist Allan Ramsay (1713–1784), responsible for the founding of Edinburgh’s first important art academy and painter to George III. His delicate portraits of women are notable. Henry Raeburn (1756–1823), George IV’s Limner for Scotland, also has a well-deserved reputation as a portrait painter (The Reverend Robert Walker skating, Sir Walter Scott, Mrs Lumsden, Mrs Liddell). These two artists painted the gentry and leading personalities of the period and are well represented in the major art galleries and country houses.


Alexander Nasmyth (1785–1859), Ramsay’s assistant, became a successful landscape artist (Robert Burns, The Windings of the Forth, Distant Views of Stirling). The idealised treatment of nature is illustrated in The Falls of Clyde by the Neoclassical master Jacob More. Gavin Hamilton (1723–1798) painted vast historical compositions (illustrations of Homer’s Illiad, The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots) and became very successful in Rome. In the 19C Walter Scott’s novels brought about renewed interest in Scottish landscape: Glencoe, Loch Katrine, Inverlochy Castle by Horatio McCullough (1805–1867), who is famous for his Highland scenes. David Wilkie’s (1785–1841) artistry is evident in his realistic popular scenes (Pitlessie Fair, Distraining for Rent) and portraits (George IV), which show Raeburn’s influence. The Gentle Shepherd illustrates Ramsay’s pastoral poem.

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