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Playground Safety - Kids love to play outside with their outdoor toys, because that is their job. The job of the parents is to ensure that diligent attention is paid to the children at play. The National Program for Playground Safety has reported that inadequate supervision contributed to about 40 percent of all playground injuries. Swing set safety guidelines have been developed to guide parents, childcare providers and school officials to the best measures to prevent accidents on playground equipment. In addition to supervision, the child should be instructed on how to play safely, and the caregiver should ensure that the child is wearing appropriate play clothes and sturdy shoes....   [tags: Children's Health] 480 words
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Pain on the Playground - Pain on the Playground On one fateful evening, in the summer of 2001, an incident occurred that would scar me for life. At the beginning of the day, the routine was as normal as any other day. I would get up, climb out of bed, head into the kitchen, enjoy a bowl of cereal, put on my sneakers, and head across the street to the playground. As I entered the playground that day, I was totally oblivious to what was about to transpire. Until this summer evening, pain was only a four letter word in my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 992 words
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The Playground Of The Gods - The Playground of The Gods Cathy Spellman's, The Playground of The Gods is an exuberant novel which deals with murder in a remote tropical paradise but can further be read as an illustration of man's ignorance and invasion of nature. "Do it big, or stay in bed."( Larry Kelly). These are words that Thoros Gagarian lives by. He is one of the wealthiest men in the world and when picking his private paradise, only one place on earth could serve his needs and fantasies. This place is Mora Utu-The playground of the Gods-a green jewel in the placid blue expanse of the South Pacific, the most luxurious and seductive private preserve anywhere on the planet....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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A Playground for Children of All Abilities - Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development] 1159 words
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Creative Writing: The Playground - As I saunter onto the school field, I survey the premises to behold people in coats, shielding themselves from winter's blues. The sun isn't out yet, but the place bursting with life and exuberance, with people gliding across the ice covered floor almost cat-like. The field is effervescent and despite the dire conditions, the field seems to have taken on a life of its own. The weather is bad and the ice seems to burn the skin if touched, yet the mood is still euphoric. The bare shrubs and plants about the place look like they've been whipped by Winter himself....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 392 words
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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory - Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 398 words
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Playground Payback - Original Essay - Playground Payback - Original Essay In the far hills of North Carolina, there was a school called Blue Creek Elementary. It was half a century old, and you could definitely tell. The yellow stained walls of the classrooms had marks from play dough and crayon. The chalk board was cloudy with dust from a thousand words before. The smell of each room was basically the same, chalk clappers and weak tea, and the colour of autumn leaves was present throughout the year. It was January 2002....   [tags: Papers] 3077 words
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Resolving Arguments on the Playground - Resolving Arguments on the Playground "If you want the fuckin' ball, come and get it!" Those enticingly intelligent words from Sean Kelly, a husky sixth grader, brought me my first taste of how arguments get settled on the playground. Actually it was going to be less of a taste and more like four courses and dessert. I was a small fourth grader, weighing in at a willowy eighty-five pounds. I was also still considered a "new kid." I had arrived in Somerville, Massachusetts just one year prior, coming from Brussels, Belgium....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1275 words
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College Should Not be a Playground - College Should Not be a Playground University students today have it pretty good. At decent-sized schools, students have access to any number of low-cost services that civilians would donate organs for. We get gyms and fitness centers for free or close to it. We have computer labs, lounges and more clubs and societies arriving every semester. With little or no fees, on-campus coffee bars and pick-up basketball games make traveling into the real world increasingly ludicrous. Sure, we pay more in tuition rates to help off set the cost, but college students these days shouldn't sweat the bill's bundled-in activity fees - it's simply worth it to fork over a little extra cash for the added convenience....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 918 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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A Chalkboard, Playground Equipment, and Mirror in Flowers for Algernon - My name is Charly Gordon. I had an operation. I will become smart. I have a chalkboard. I write things on the chalkboard. This helps me to remember. Today I will run amazed with Algernon. Algernon is a mouse. I want to win the amazed. I like the teeter-totter. When I am up in the air, I am free. I like to make funny faces in the mirror. Miss Kinnian showed me a raw shok test. I failed. I want to be smart. From the time we encounter Charly until he is told of his operation, every thing Charly does are for reasons unknown to him, but are required for survival in the human world....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon] 955 words
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The Rise and Fall of King David the Playground Tyrant - “Move it you fat cow,” demanded the little boy behind me. Most onlookers would have noted that the speaker was not exactly in a position to criticize a classmate’s weight as he was not lean in any way, but no one would dare challenge the class bully. “Just shut up, David!” I exclaimed, raising my voice to the shrill pitch only a nine-year-old girl can achieve, my tightened fists shaking. A barrage of superbly rude words flew out of his mouth, but verbal assault was nothing new to me. In previous months, David had made sure that I was well experienced in receiving abuse....   [tags: Personal Experience] 847 words
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Halloween: Family fun or Satan’s Playground? - ... We also decorate with bats, because the bonfires attracted insects, which then entice the bats (Schaadt, The Vindicator). We also decorate with the fruits of our labors, coupled with items that are abundant during this fall celebration. Some of these customary items are: apples, pumpkins, haystacks, scare crows and falling leaves. As immigrants came to America they may not have had a lot of possessions, but they were able to bring with them, their traditions. One such custom, that the Irish and Scottish brought were the carving out of turnips or beets to use them as lanterns....   [tags: Halloween Argumentative]
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Swingers Not Just On Playgrounds Anymore - Swinger's Not Just on Playgrounds Anymore Dave's marriage had hit the rocks. His wife had lost interest in sex, and Dave did not know how to deal with it. He did not know whether she was bored with him or simply bored with sex. In his search for an answer Dave and his wife attended a swinger's party. This would eventually end Dave's marriage, but it would also lead him to greener pastures. "She did not want to share the lifestyle with me, and sharing is an important part of swinging. Swingers swing to enhance the relationship with their mate, not to destroy it," Dave said....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping - Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping In this project, I am going to investigate the question; 'Do playgroups encourage gender stereotypes?' This is quite a difficult topic to be able to answer, as a playgroup isn't just going to say that they encourage stereotypes. Therefore, I am going to have to be careful in how I find out my information to make sure they are reliable sources. To look into this and draw some sort of conclusion, I will be asking both playgroup assistants and parents of children attending playgroup (2 sets of parents with girls, 2 sets with boys, 2 sets with boys and girls) questions in interviews or questionnaires....   [tags: Papers] 2628 words
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Social Sites: Virtual Playgrounds or Predatory Hunting Grounds - ... This act would require public schools and public libraries to introduce technology that would protect children from accessing social sites and chat rooms while using these facilities. The act would also require the making of a website that would be a resource for teachers, parents, and children to help them become more aware of the potential dangers of the internet. Fitzpatrick’s main concern is for the safety of young users of these social-networking sites; therefore, to protect young users from the dangers of social sites, he introduced stringent protective restrictions in his proposed Deleting Online Predator Act....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Recreational Property Negligence - M E M O R A N D U M TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Cole Gershwin- Immunity for Negligence on Recreational Property _________________________________________________________ I. STATEMENT OF FACTS Our Client, Mr. Cole Gershwin, is considering suit against the Chicago School District for injuries sustained as a result of tripping in a pothole. Gershwin, a teacher at Washington Elementary School, alleges that on October 10, 2000 at 12:20 pm, he was walking from the school to the teacher’s parking lot, and tripped in a pothole and fell....   [tags: essays research papers] 1501 words
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Child Observation Report - Introduction The location of the observation was at the Community Center (Early Childhood education program) at 11:00am to 12:30pm on April 15, 2014. The meaningful experiences in early childhood education can positively shape children's development. With a teacher is guidance authentic child-art activity can educate enrich young students' learning abilities, encourage positive attitudes toward other children, and more importantly, learn to interact with people around them in the contemporary world....   [tags: Child Development Observation]
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Allie’s Basketball Dream - ... Even though Allie’s father guided her throughout the story, Allie was able to resolve issues on her own which make some of the scenes in this story child-centered. For example, even though Allie was made fun of and laughed at when she missed some shots she was still able to have confidence in herself and keep trying. She did not need her father to say something to the other kids; she just ignored their comments and kept trying. For example, after Allie missed her first few shots when she began playing basketball, she kept trying....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber] 2261 words
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The Badge - Chuck and Sarah walked hand-in-hand across the parking lot. They stepped up onto the curb, crossing the sidewalk onto trimmed grass that crunched in vegetative repose underfoot, not quite ready to believe that spring had arrived. He looked around, familiarizing himself with the surroundings. If the weather was nicer, the park would have been downright pleasant. A relatively new set of slides, monkey bars and other equipment rested in a wood-edged rectangle of fine sand. The playground was set on a level plateau looking slightly down on a multipurpose grassy area bordered by tall, coarse-toothed oaks and haphazardly littered with soccer goals and uprights....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 946 words
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Utopia Z - Utopia Z: Recreation Besides being able to live comfortable and easily, the people also have a lot of recreation to do, with in Utopia Z. All of the recreation, is located in the recreation dome, which is located between the Construction Plant, and the Hospital Dome. The Recreation Dome is filled with different activities, such as artificial ski-mountains, a swimming pool, and amusement park, an ice arena, a playground, a football field/track, a bungee jumping station, and a large field for miscellaneous activities....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 2896 words
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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative - Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Big Bird Primary School - As the morning slowly dawns and the sun begins to beam through the light boxes on the top of the spacious classrooms, the tables and chairs begin to glow. Around the edge of the child’s playground the golden and red leaves begin to whistle in the wind like the sound of a child’s toy, whilst the sound of the crying babies echoes through the grounds of Big Bird Primary School as if it were a stuck record. When the children have arrived and the playground has began to fill with fragile, pleasant little children ready for new day of fun learning....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 957 words
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Margaret Mary Bell of "Galatea" - In the short story “Galatea,” Margaret Mary Bell meets William Bell when she’s at a playground with her sister. Margaret and William end up getting together and getting married pretty quickly. Suddenly one by one Margaret’s belongings disappear and she doesn’t understand why William is doing this. William ends up leaving Margaret and leaves her with nothing and no reasons why he took the stuff or himself away from her. She ends up finding out that William is the Collegetown Creeper. Margaret definitely stood out to me after reading “Galatea.” There are some characteristics of her that I liked, and others that I thought were a little ridiculous....   [tags: Literary Characters] 551 words
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Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here - Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here          The barriers of color, as well as prejudice and fear show through in this story of two young boys growing up in inner city Chicago. Confined to the project housing the brothers and their family are well aware of their "caste" in society. The story follows the events of the Rivers family living in the Henry Horner Homes (near the United Center in Chicago). Over the course of about three years, the author describes the day to day experiences of the family, focusing on the two boys....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1501 words
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Swing-N-Slide - Child’s play is serious business at Swing-N-Slide, manufacturers of wooden outdoor playground equipment. Twenty years ago, the only quality playground products designed for back yards were expensive, pre-cut wooden swing sets priced over $1,000. Swing-N-Slide recognized an unmet need, and began selling strong, durable and lower-cost playground projects. Today their line of do-it-yourself wooden playground equipment is the market leader in the United States, sold worldwide through 6,000 home center, building supply and hardware stores....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative Entering through the doors, I gazed around. It wasn't how I remembered it, I now felt like a stranger, an impostor. It was the same but it felt so distant. I had returned to the worry-free days of primary school. On my right, were the stairs I tumbled down. I was rushed to hospital, my head hurt. The whole of my class went very quiet, I didn't understand why because it was break time, but now just a normal staircase draped with a new carpet of the most unreceptive peach, stared back at me....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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What's For Dinner - Original Writing - What's For Dinner - Original Writing ‘It was Thursday,’ Fasial complained, ‘fish and chips day, so why are we having shepherds pie?’ ‘I don’t know?’ said Umar. Fasial and Umar were twins and went to the same school. Umar spent half his time at school keeping his brother out of trouble. He swallowed large portions of the pie ‘Its very tasty anyway. Try it,’ said Umar to Fasial. Fasial tried it, it was good, but he wasn’t going to admit it, because he was looking forward to fish and chips and shepherds pie wasn’t the same....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Competency Goal Statements of a Teacher - Competency Goal Statement 1 To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 1. My goals for the area of SAFE are to maintain the classroom and playground from any harm to children and to prevent any type of accidents from occurring. To meet these goals I will have children walk in a line when entering and leaving the classroom so there is not a chance for them to get hurt or injured. When walking out the door children are asked to line up in the train position with bubbles in their mouth (for being quiet)....   [tags: Teaching Teach Teacher Goals] 400 words
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Recess Games - Recess Games Better safe than sorry. An expression Americans are exposed to and familiar with, especially parental figures. Adults who are new to the parenting game live by this guideline. A parent or guardian’s sole concern is the safety of their children. Their actions will probably be based on texts read or on first-hand experience, but instinctually, parents will play the safety game. It is this instinct and concern for young students’ safety that is causing school districts across the nation to review what recess-like games are appropriate in the elementary school setting....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers] 956 words
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Reaching Up for Manhood - Reaching Up for Manhood Under-privileged, African-American boys are more prevalent in today's society than the typical person would like to recognize or admit. These boys seem to be faced with an ideal in which they need to follow or conform to as any and all cultures have. However, the problem is that for these boys, this ideal or way of living is believed to be met. Black boys growing up in Harlem are expected to act tough, not take any crap from anybody, and always seem to be strong no matter what they may be faced with....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2713 words
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Observation of the Early Childhood - Observation of the Early Childhood An observation was held in the children'"s wing of Tarrant County Junior College. A variety of children between the ages of two to six were observed in activities ranging from physical and motor to social and cognitive development. Specifically I mean that whether it was leadership skills or lack of, running, climbing and jumping, drawing and writing, or anything that could fall between, it has been seen, done and accounted for in the following observation. First let's start with the physical and motor development....   [tags: Early Childhood Development] 1524 words
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William Wordsworth's Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey - William Wordsworth's "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" Whereas most individuals tend to see nature as a playhouse that should alter and self-destruct to their every need, William Wordsworth had a very different view. Wordsworth perceived nature as a sanctuary where his views of life, love, and his creator were eventually altered forever. The intensity of Wordsworth's passion for nature elevated him from a boy into the inspiring man and poet in which he is recognized to be today....   [tags: William Wordsworth Tintern Abbey Essays]
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Sports Lesson Planning - Sports Lesson Planning Lesson Plan 1 Warm Up The short warm up task will involve running around in a confined space - a circle. The children will run round in a specific direction until something is shouted (For example, a number). Numbers can also be assigned to certain other body movements, for instance, if I shouted "Three!" they would have to jump. The warm up will last about five minutes, so as not to tire them out. Skills and Practice For a practice/skills based activity, an obstacle course would be set up for them to complete (see diagram) while dribbling a football....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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Racism in the NBA - Racism in the NBA *Missing Works Cited* NBA basketball is an exciting sport. The NBA features such star players as, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Keith Vanhorn, and John Stockton. You could ramble on all day about Pro basketball. And two big questions always come up when talking about pro basketball. Why are 2/3 of the NBA players black. And do black and white players have two different techniques for playing the game of basketball? Jeff Greenfield cites in his essay “The Black and White Truth about Basketball” theories from the book Foul by David Wolf....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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The Bully - Original Writing - The Bully - Original Writing “Got your pocket money Amit. “Asked mum “Yea ok bye” I replied and put my bag on and left my house. I was on my way to school when someone shouted my name out it sounded like Pavan so I turned around to see who it was and what a mistake that was it was Chris the school bully with a smile the size of a mansion. He pushed me into a little corner and demanded “gimme your money now. “ “I haven’t got any really I swear” I alleged and emptied out my pockets “see” I said forcing a smile....   [tags: Papers] 648 words
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My Passion for Business - There are many dreams revolving around us, some that seem impossible to reach and other that are easily grasped. The diversity of this world is great, and not one person has the same story to tell as another; including me. Ever since I can remember I have been finding ways to be independent; my own women, or in this case, “little lady.” I would always try to do things my own way. There is a huge list of examples that I could give, but I have decided to discuss what I believe to be the one that would bring out a bit of awe and an understanding of what type of person I have been since a child....   [tags: Admissions Essay, College Application Essay] 694 words
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Personal Narrative: My Day - The light from the sun reflects off the pure white wall, illuminating the room. The dust floats, undisturbed by the empty house. This is what I see as I launch myself out the door, into the hot summer air, into the sounds of playing children. I was four, I was carefree, I was full of life. Outside, we were free to do anything. My cousins, sister, and I could do whatever we wanted. The thoughts slipped through my mind, quick as a flowing river, and I did not have a care to catch it. All I was thinking about was a way to satisfy my immense and never ending curiosity....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 1762 words
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School Field Report- Mission and Analysis of St. Bridget's Catholic School - Field Experience Report Before beginning to analyze the school, let me state that I went to St. Bridget’s Catholic School, Hobart, Indiana. Their mission statement is direct and to the point. St. Bridget School is grounded in faith and community service, while providing an exemplary academic program in a Christian atmosphere. Our programs foster academic excellence, self-esteem, discipline, character, leadership, and personal responsibility. St. Bridget provides a faith-based environment for its students, which fosters interaction within our communities and provides a life-long practice of Christian values and service....   [tags: private school] 1872 words
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Consider the Needs of Others - It’s December of 1967, the snowfall had begun early this year, but whether it came in inches or buckets, I could hardly wait for weekends. Playing outside in the snow was awesome. When I was nine years old, a Saturday morning routine consisted of my older brother’s and I waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal with a raisin smiley face, and thirty minutes of mom methodically layering us with snow pants and jackets, socks and boots, hats and mittens, and a scarf. One by one we rushed outside to begin our day....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1249 words
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Seven Digits - This was a moment of fears amplified, doubt of self and dread of failure. Yet the moment I speak of would lead to the discovery of peace, hope, joy, redemption and definition. First there would be the pain, abuse, personal failures, broken relationship, lies, deception and usury of sex, but in the end… Ding. It was the sound of the day that meant the most to me… recess. Three hundred children rushed out of the huge white doors of the all-wooden building in need of a paint job and repair. The paint had been peeling off and the floor boards groaned your position with pinpoint precision every time you took a step....   [tags: Personal Experience] 648 words
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Social Learning - Within the realm of psychology, a plethora of theories exist that offer explanations about people. A learning theory attempts to explain how people and animals learn, whereas the social learning theories take to a different level; they attempt to explain how organisms learn in social settings. Three important concepts of Bandura’s social learning theory include observational learning, modeling, and imitation. Many factors take part in the way people behave and think. We learn concepts and ideas not only through hands-on learning but also through observational learning as well....   [tags: Learning Theory] 1224 words
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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My Technology Integration Vision - The coursework I have completed through the Distance Educational Technology Masters Program at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), has immersed me in educational technology research supported by collegial discussions. Through the supervised field-based activities from the UAS program and my ongoing professional activities, I have developed a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology. Technology integration has been my priority focus academically and professionally. As I have developed a classroom environment conducive to the realization of my technology integration vision, I have shared my vision with families and educators in my school, district, and state....   [tags: Educational Technology] 921 words
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Duty of Care For Students - ... These risks include but are not limited to activities that they arrange within their learning environments and legislation bodies listed under section 4 of the Duty of Care(Department of Education, Western Australia, 2007) that affects these activities. The Duty of Care of Students aids in giving guidance to teachers and schools, procedures to support and assist in protecting both the teacher and the students. 2. Scenarios a) Scenario 1 A number of students arrive early to school at about 7.40 am each morning....   [tags: Education]
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The Physical, Social, and Cultural Development of Children - ... Social maturity, additionally, has precipitated because of cultural influences. Today, children have access and have become victims of social media. Television, movies, books, magazines, and songs all create the image of an “adult” child. All these media forms portray children as adult-like figures; shopping, talking, and acting like their older selves. This is the downfall for having a socially advanced generation. Children model what they are exposed to. For example, being exposed to MTV music videos provides dancing children can mimic which is usually inappropriate and provocative....   [tags: Child Development]
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Anti-bullying Policies - ... Also bullies are not always the stereotype big tough guy spreading fear over the playground. It is very true that this is an “eat or be eaten” world. In one year the “smart kids” are the victims. In the next year though they might be the ones holding the power, bullying other students. It all comes down to the community and the class. This is why Swearer, “advocates tailoring bullying-prevention efforts to the need of individual school communities.”(Viadero 3) Another piece of evidence of the failing system is the violence in school....   [tags: Social Issues, Bullies] 1695 words
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Spending Power of Children - ... Children are also attracted towards the innovation in the products. (Coughlin and Wong, 2002). It has also been observed that kids make their minds about various things in the playground. So world of mouth promotion also plays very important role in purchasing behaviour of the kids. So playground proves to be the marketing platform for the kids. Children also like the brands which tells a story or which caters to their world of imagination. One of the major things which effects the consumer behaviour is the organisation of the retail store....   [tags: Marketing] 2642 words
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Implementing Bullying Awareness Programs: A Bright Change for the Future - ... These effects of continuous harassment have the ability to have lasting effects on an individuals life. Olweus has shown that boys who were victims at school between ages thirteen through sixteen, were more likely to show depressive tendencies and continued to have poor self esteem at the age of twent- three (Smith4). An interesting study performed by Sharp and Thompson in 1992 showed that out of seven-hundred and twenty-three secondary aged kids, fourty percent had been bullied that year, while twenty percent admitted to being truant to avoid bullying and harassment, twenty-nine percent found it difficult to concentrate on school work, twenty-two percent felt physically ill after being bullied, and twenty percent had experienced sleeping difficulities as a result from bullying....   [tags: Education]
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Ballet Class - ... While observing the girls in the ballet class, it was clear to me that they are at the preoperational developmental stage. Their vocabulary is at a reasonably high level, they are willing to share with the other girls, and are learning to respect the rights of other people, which shows that they are becoming less egocentric. They know that the studio, and everything inside the studio does not belong to them, and that they need to look after any feathers or musical instruments that the teacher allows them to borrow during their lesson....   [tags: Psychology]
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