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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

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Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
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This is particularly interesting. Our students show us often that they handle stress differently. Appreciating these differences might lead to new curriculum management strategies to optimize classes for both "worriers" and "warriors."

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'Dark Girls': Documentary Sparks Colorism Debate

'Dark Girls': Documentary Sparks Colorism Debate | Writing and Literature | Scoop.it
Oprah premiered the documentary about skin color on her television channel, and viewers responded online.
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This is a must see documentary. It not only validated the experiences of millions of women, but it showed how the male response to these cultural biases affected the women's experiences and worldview. It is not just that the women feel unwanted. The male perspective demonstrates that they are unwanted by many. Even when the men do want a dark girl, they want her for reasons less related to who they are than to what the men think darkness signifies in a woman. The film even touches on colorism in other cultures such as in Korea and several African nations.This is a fascinating look at a long ignored issue.

 

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Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty | Inside Higher Ed

Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty | Inside Higher Ed | Writing and Literature | Scoop.it
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CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions | Inside Higher Ed

CUNY adjuncts ask not to be called professors in course syllabuses to highlight working conditions | Inside Higher Ed | Writing and Literature | Scoop.it

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Lance W. 's curator insight, February 6, 2013 5:21 PM

"'Students need to find lasting connections and relationships with faculty, not relationships that are ‘contingent’ on how many sections of ‘Intro’ need to be taught.'"

Keith Wayne Brown's comment, February 6, 2013 6:52 PM
Amen! I am trying to organize a conference for Adjuncts & Independent Scholars in the North Texas area. Maybe you would like to help out?
Lance W. 's comment, February 6, 2013 6:56 PM
I would indeed like to be a part of that.
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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | Writing and Literature | Scoop.it
Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
Angela Drummond-Mathews's insight:

This is particularly interesting. Our students show us often that they handle stress differently. Appreciating these differences might lead to new curriculum management strategies to optimize classes for both "worriers" and "warriors."

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On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head

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A hairdresser turns scholar when it comes to ancient hairdos!

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It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing

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It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing. When I was a kid, I played the violin. I can’t say how good I was, but I always compared my playing to my teachers’ and to profe...
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