Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Read more
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1030479 Nov 25, 2013
When Progressives are in charge illegal aliens are our friends and Americans that burp are the enemy!

"Student Arrested for Burping During Class"

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1030480 Nov 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
So you do not have a source that states the Mid East nations that are in support?
I did a search.
No I just fkn made it up__maybe next time I'll work it into a rhyme or riddle for your further amusement.

Meanwhile__learn how to search fkface!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1030481 Nov 25, 2013
When Progressives are in charge illegal aliens are our friends and five year olds that fail to return library books are the enemy!

'Charlton Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old'

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/01/02/charlto...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1030483 Nov 25, 2013
When a Progressive is in charge illegal aliens are our friends and American second graders that draw Jesus on the cross are the enemy!

"Taunton second-grader sent home over drawing of Jesus"

http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/x190356605...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030484 Nov 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe in your trailer.
What a stupid statement Galt__perhaps for a massive dump that takes a half roll of Scott's finest to tidy up but on average folks whiz far more than they poo__five or six to one and little ones do little poos.
Low-flow toilets and shower heads should be the standard rather than the option. Water is becoming precious__even here in Florida.
He probably has an outhouse and uses leaves for toilet paper
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1030485 Nov 25, 2013
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1030486 Nov 25, 2013
Obamacare not Popular…A majority of Americans do not think the responsibility to fix Health Care belongs to the federal government, more than half (56%) say so. And consistent with this, is the finding that 61% would prefer a system based on private insurance rather than turn healthcare over to the federal government!!
LCNLin

United States

#1030487 Nov 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
please masturbate in private...
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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030489 Nov 25, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You ignorant, bitter, useless old man...it's not the fault of any race, gender, or political party that your mother couldn't stand you--GET OVER IT!
This is my fave Sarah Palin photo:

http://cdnl.complex.com/mp/620/400/80/0/bb/1/...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1030490 Nov 25, 2013
By Sarah Hutchins
The Virginian-Pilot
© November 25, 2013
Imagine sitting in class, watching a teacher write math equations on a board. Your pencil speeds across the page as you take down notes.
Then, after class, faced with a pile of homework problems, your classroom scribbles make less sense. You consult your textbook, a friend, a parent. Often, you just end up guessing and getting it wrong.
But what if there was a way to shift classroom instruction to the home, allowing teachers class time to help students work through problems?
A teaching technique called the “flipped classroom” offers a possible solution. Flipped classes work just like they sound: Students work on homework in class and watch their teacher’s lectures – videotaped and uploaded online – at home.
The method is practiced nationally, but until just a few years ago, it was hard to find flipped teaching in South Hampton Roads. These days, the technique is picking up steam and making its way into public and private schools.
At least five teachers are using the method in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Norfolk Academy and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy also boast a handful of flipped classes.
The approach has captured the attention of veteran teachers such as Angie Noe. The Cox High School math teacher knew kids weren’t getting enough time in class to practice their lessons. But after watching a “60 Minutes” segment on video lessons a few years ago, she decided midyear to flip her first class.
“It was just one of those golden moments when something fell in my lap and I thought,‘This make sense,’” she said.
Proponents of the technique are quick to tick off its advantages. Using class time for problem-solving allows teachers to focus on the needs of each student. And video lessons make it easier for kids to play back and review instructions when they’re confused.
Still, teachers recognize that not everyone will like the change. Putting the classroom inside a student’s computer, phone or tablet means there’s no immediate opportunity to ask questions. And teachers can’t scan the room to see whether students are confused, bored or engaged.
Then there’s the thorny issue of access. Not every student has the Internet at home.
Teachers try to work with students who struggle in the new classroom setting. They’ll make arrangements for those who can’t watch online videos at home, or let students uncomfortable with group work – a major component of flips – spend time working solo.
It’s no surprise, then, that flips look different in every school and every classroom. Noe uses the approach every day. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy teacher Megan Edwards flips her math classes when she’s teaching specific topics. Others, such as Norfolk Academy’s Chris Runzo, switch up the format a few days a week.
Spend a few minutes in Runzo’s algebra I class on a flip day, and it’s easy to pick up on the change. The night before, Runzo had the students watch an eight-minute video on solving coin problems. He wanted to see what they picked up and what they struggled with.
During class, Runzo’s room takes on the atmosphere of an informal study hall. Students work in small groups to solve problems at their own pace. There’s no formal instruction, no rush to take notes. Runzo walks through the room answering questions, kneeling down to help students one on one, and occasionally working a question on the board.
The change in environment has taken patience, flexibility and experimentation. Teachers have spent mornings, evenings and planning periods with their doors closed and cameras rolling as they deliver instruction to empty rooms.
“I’m working harder now than I ever have,” Noe said. The flipped classroom “is best for the kids, but it’s not easy.”
While some teachers are still in the process of building up basic video libraries, others, such as Edwards, are expanding. The math teacher sometimes records multiple versions of the same lesson based on the needs of particular classes.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1030492 Nov 25, 2013
Most flipped classroom videos are bare-bones. Imagine watching an invisible hand scrawl notes and diagrams on a whiteboard, the whole process narrated by your math teacher.

While teachers occasionally use videos produced by outside organizations, many said they think it is important for their teenage viewers to hear a familiar voice. Some students, though, take a slightly different view.

“It’s weird, listening to my math teacher talk to me at home,” said Jeffrey O’Neil, a junior in Noe’s class at Cox.

There’s a steep learning curve to the new approach, O’Neil said. The 16-year-old quickly learned that not watching the videos could have serious repercussions. Skip a worksheet or two, and you can get by. Skip a night of instruction, and you’ll be lost.

To Noe, that’s one of the benefits of the method. Students are forced to assume more responsibility for their education.

That’s why it’s hard not to smile when students list their complaints about the technique: You can’t do the video homework while watching television, or at the last minute in another class. In other words, you have to pay attention.

But there are also advantages, students said. The videos are often less than 30 minutes, making them easy to fit into schedules jammed with sports, clubs and work. It’s homework you can do over lunch, on the school bus, or between activities. And when it’s time to brush up on information for a test, you have the resources of a teacher available on your phone or computer around the clock.

During a recent class, Noe’s students worked out problems on personalized white boards, holding up answers for the teacher to check.

A student grumbled that he’d forgotten a few steps. But there was no rush to reteach. With the flip, Noe didn’t need to. All of the instructions were available from home, accessible with the click of the mouse.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030493 Nov 25, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Is that what the CNA at Shady Pines just told you? Take her advice...
LOL, what a visual! Did you see Mily Cyrus and that weird cat on the American Music Awards?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#1030494 Nov 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
This is my fave Sarah Palin photo:
http://cdnl.complex.com/mp/620/400/80/0/bb/1/...
The ol' "Like white on Rice" move? Funny how she and Limbaughtomy both failed in their "dream jobs" of sportscasters...wonder if there could be some connection?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030495 Nov 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Whose paying iran in gold son?
Petrodollar--WMD...can you figure it out yet?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1030496 Nov 25, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
When a Progressive is in charge illegal aliens are our friends and American second graders that draw Jesus on the cross are the enemy!
"Taunton second-grader sent home over drawing of Jesus"
http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/x190356605...
So you never noticed how Bush made sure his corporate buddies had plenty of cheap labor.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1030497 Nov 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
For those who think the Mullahs aren't really that bad, a reminder of how their laws deal with gays.
https://twitter.com/GayPatriot/status/4048314...
These loons including Kerry don't have a damn clue about the Mullahs. Most Americans do not--they embrace them. Why didn't Kerry at least get the Christian Pastor released, he could of said he did something--instead nothing-give O'bamacare to Iran while we at it. They would deserve it.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1030498 Nov 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Conservatives did't exactly secure the border when they were in office now did they? In fact, it was Reagan who opened the flood gate for massive illegal immigration. THAT is a fact.
Republican Mantra: Do as we say, not as we do.
You want to ask Obama DOJ/DHS what they are waiting on...

"The Secure Fence Act builds on this progress. The bill authorizes the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along our southern border. The bill authorizes more vehicle barriers, checkpoints and lighting to help prevent people from entering our country illegally..."

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030499 Nov 25, 2013
The most important aspect, though, might be the oversight requirements. There will be daily inspections and deep access to sites. This helps if you want to stop a country from secretly developing nuclear weapons. But it also helps if you want to open that country up, to ratchet down hostility and check the many ways Iran can destabilize a region that has troubles enough, to help make it a different place. Iran has a new President, Hassan Rouhani, who, Laura Secor wrote in the magazine last week,“is a pragmatist who came to power, in part, on the strength of disaffection, both popular and élite, with the confrontational foreign policy of his predecessor.” The regime’s rhetoric is still violent, its policies destructive—in Syria for example. One doesn’t want to be starry-eyed. And Sunday morning there was back-and-forth over the abstract “right” to enrichment. But, Secor notes,“Rouhani has committed himself to finding a quick resolution to the impasse, and the cumbersome, fractious machinery of the Iranian state has backed him with an unusual unity of purpose.… Gone are the grandiose diatribes and the repetitive talking points of the Ahmadinejad years.” It would be self-destructive on America’s part not to seize this moment.

Kerry is certainly trying. And he appears to have gotten his fingers on the edge of something that could be historic. Now the task is to not let go.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closere...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1030500 Nov 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So you never noticed how Bush made sure his corporate buddies had plenty of cheap labor.
When did I say I was a fan of Bush II's policies?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1030501 Nov 25, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obamacare not Popular…A majority of Americans do not think the responsibility to fix Health Care belongs to the federal government, more than half (56%) say so. And consistent with this, is the finding that 61% would prefer a system based on private insurance rather than turn healthcare over to the federal government!!
So 61% is too stupid to realize that the ACA is based on private insurance?

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