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Chapter 1 The Shift to the Common Core: Transitioning or Transforming Your School

James A. Bellanca Solution Tree Press ePub


The Shift to the Common Core

Transitioning or Transforming Your School

Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren’t there before.

—Margaret J. Wheatley

“What are you doing out there, Leonardo?” the young boy asked.

“I’m searching for answers to things I do not understand,” da Vinci answered.

“That doesn’t make any sense.”

“True, but it may. It is very important that I ask,” the inventor responded. “When I asked why a bird sustains itself in the air, I engineered a way to fly; when I investigated the mystery of the circles a stone makes when dropped in a pond, I comprehended force; when I questioned why thunder is slower and lasts longer than lightning, I understood the speed of sound. My life has been given to asking important questions and finding deeper meaning in the answers.”

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31. Varia: Metaphysics=Metapsychology (1912)

Sandor Ferenczi Karnac Books ePub
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7 Keeping Your Career on Track

Katherine Pakieser-Reed Sigma Theta Tau International ePub

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.”

–Joseph Campbell


Staying visible at work

Learning opportunities

Job options for night-shift nurses

Finding a new job

Night shift is often called the “graveyard shift” or the “dead-end shift,” the insinuation being that working nights is a dead-end job, despite the fact that the pay is often higher (indeed, by as much as 20%). This perception occurs because nurses who work the night shift are rarely seen or heard by the “day” people, including administration. Indeed, this “invisibility” is among the chief complaints of those who work the night shift, and it can be terribly frustrating to those nurses who are particularly career minded!

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t vibrant roles to assume during the night shift or that doing night work means your career won’t advance. Indeed, night-shift nurses are “at an advantage when it comes to raises and promotions. You are not competing with the day workers, of which there are many more than the night shift, so you have more opportunities to climb the promotion ladder” (Rothstein, 2012), especially within roles designated for night shift. Put another way, “If you are highly effective and actually like nights, you may rise to your highest level there and stay forever” (Trimble, n.d.). The fact is, as you’ll discover in this chapter, you don’t have to move off nights to build a wonderful career.

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Dan E. Burns University of North Texas Press PDF


Within a few months, Sue’s apartment deteriorated, the second

one she’d trashed. Roaches erupted and multiplied as if by spontaneous generation, hatched from festering food. The apartment smelled like a cat box. Judy refused to do therapy at Sue’s. She brought Ben over to my apartment. “Sue said something about my mother that was so repulsive and hurtful that I can’t repeat it.”

“Oh, that wasn’t really Sue,” I explained, “That was the White


“I’m not going back there.”

Sue didn’t see her apartment as a rattrap; she saw it as a treasure box. She’d dubbed herself the Salvage Queen of Dallas. When an old

Highland Park mansion was scheduled for demolition, she’d sneak into the site looking for collectibles, pull up in her red Ford Escort, branded with yellow-and-green sunflowers the size of basketballs painted on the car. Camouflage, she thought, but it stood out like a circus clown car. She packratted chandeliers, fancy light switches, window boxes, exotic plants, carpets, drapes, and once even ten pounds of wild rice, found in the upper reaches of an abandoned pantry. She made art, kinetic sculptures, wind chimes, hanging mobiles, vases, and planters out of these recovered treasures, and she populated her living quarters with them.

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16. To the Raft

Edited and Annotated by Jacques D. Bagur University of North Texas Press PDF

The Reminiscences    101

16  To the Raft

Having entered the Red River, the Relief proceeded immediately downstream to the raft. Withenbury was reminded by Ross of a bear story connected with another trip to the head of the raft.


[First part not used.]

sat down to pen this article after having had a conversation with “Uncle Joe,” to-day, on the subject of Red

River reminiscences, and he reminded me that I had not yet told his best Red River bear story; and so my readers must bear with me while I try to tell a long story with a few words.

“Uncle Joe” has told this story himself a good many times, and never yet had an audience where, if a vote had been taken, the majority would not have been largely against a belief in its truthfulness; and now I want it understood that my version of the affair

I am about to relate, if not in his exact words, is intended as a full endorsement of Captain Ross’ bear story.

The last account I gave of the Relief was on the night of

January 1, 1842, when I left her lying in Red River opposite the mouth of Red Bayou. From this point her first move was down stream twenty-five miles to the head of the Raft, alias the “Dead

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