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Chapter 5

Welchel, Mark; McCann, Blane; Williams, Tami Solution Tree Press PDF



Allowing Voice and Choice


hether it is picking a restaurant, selecting a workout regimen, or choosing an outfit, we all want to have voice and choice in our personal experiences. Most of us would agree that in our experiences inside and outside of school, the more choice we have, the more motivated we are, while the less choice we have, the more likely we feel something is being done to us and not with us. Even though this is something that very few people would disagree with, it doesn’t always get a lot of thought in schools.

For us (the authors of this book), voice and choice is something that we never thought much about when we were students ourselves or when we were earning our undergraduate degrees, or even when beginning our teaching careers. When thinking of our formal training, we remember lots of conversations around Madeline Hunter’s

(2004) work that includes an emphasis on anticipatory sets, clearly stated objectives, input, modeling, checks for understanding, guided and independent practice, and a strong closure. We recall discussing Benjamin S. Bloom’s (1956) taxonomy and how teachers need to deliberately challenge students to synthesize and evaluate. Later in our careers, we learned about Howard Gardner’s (2011) multiple intelligences. We never once remember learning about student voice and choice.

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Rossetti, Christina Carcanet Press Ltd. ePub

I said of laughter: it is vain.

    Of mirth I said: what profits it?

    Therefore I found a book, and writ

Therein how ease and also pain,

How health and sickness, every one

Is vanity beneath the sun.

Man walks in a vain shadow; he

    Disquieteth himself in vain.

    The things that were shall be again;

The rivers do not fill the sea,

But turn back to their secret source;

The winds too turn upon their course.

Our treasures moth and rust corrupt,

    Or thieves break through and steal, or they

    Make themselves wings and fly away.

One man made merry as he supped,

Nor guessed how when that night grew dim

His soul would be required of him.

We build our houses on the sand

    Comely withoutside and within;

    But when the winds and rains begin

To beat on them, they cannot stand:

They perish, quickly overthrown,

Loose from the very basement stone.

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7.  How time limits are calculated

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Chapter 6

What do you need to do to comply with the Act?

1.     Introduction

2.     Is your agreement covered by the Act?

3.     Payment and Notice Systems

(a)     Payment Systems

(b)     Notice Systems

4.     Adjudication Rules and Procedures

(a)     Construction Act Complaint Adjudication Agreements

(b)     Adjudication - Practical Steps

5.     Specific Concerns for Consultants/Clients/Contractors

(a)     Consultant Issues

(b)     Client Issues

(c)     Contractor Issues

6.     How and when notices are served

7.     How time limits are calculated

8.     Key Points Summary

1.   Introduction

To decide what is needed to comply with the Act, the first question is inevitably whether or not any specific agreement is covered by the Act. This can, in certain circumstances, be a complicated issue and there will often be circumstances where some of the parts of the agreement are covered by the Act and some are not. In those circumstances it is usually prudent to ensure the entire agreement is Construction Act compliant.

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Nukul’s Story


Nukul’s Story


Nukul’s Story

Nukul Jorlopo

Fig. S2.  Nukul with buffalo.

This country does not always feel like my home. My home is the jungle.

I, Nukul Jorlopo, am from the Karen hilltribe of Thailand. Though my ancestors settled here long before the Thai people, my tribe are treated like outsiders and made to feel like they do not belong. When

I speak Thai, they know I am from the hilltribe because I do not speak right. I feel I am lower than Thai people, especially Thai men. We are farmers and perceived as poor, uneducated and dirty by the dominant culture in Thailand. So most Karen women stay in their village where life makes sense and where they are not subjected to racism and discrimination. But while the work of a farmer takes care of the family’s land, it does not earn any income. So many Karen people venture to the city to find work. I was scared to go to the city. I’m scared of being lied to, taken advantage of or trafficked.

Four years ago an American social business entrepreneur, Alexa Pham, opened the Chai Lai Orchid, an ecolodge and empowerment programme for women at risk of human trafficking. In Thailand, the most at risk are women of ethnic minorities, like me. I became pregnant with my son when I was at university and had to stop my studies. I was struggling alone to support my son and help my parents. I had little hope. Two years ago, I joined the Chai Lai Orchid family women’s programme at Chai Lai Orchid, called

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Ch 10 : How to Save an Unmanageable Meeting

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Effective Meetings

to adjourn still exists. The work that you started remains unfinished. And the participants will wonder what happens next.

This means that you will most likely have to call another meeting to finish the meeting you adjourned. Use the time between these meetings to improve the situation. Heal your spirit, plan solutions, revise the agenda, and (if appropriate) meet privately with key participants.

Action #2: Call a Break

Some situations can be improved by temporarily detaching from them. That may be the case when you need time to calm down, silence to consider options, or privacy to coach someone.

Call a break by saying:

“We seem to be at an impasse and the best thing we can do now is take a break.”

“We need to rest. Let’s take a break.”

Then use the break to improve the situation. You may want to:

➥ Restore Your Calm

Sometimes the events in a meeting will upset you.

If you feel ready to scream, cry, run, or fight, use the break to regain your composure.

First, leave the meeting physically and mentally.

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