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Transcript: 10. 'm just a buffalo soldier in the heart of America 11. Stolen from Africa, brought to America 12. Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival Said he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for America 13. Dreadie, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy 14. Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy 15. Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy 16. Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy 17. Buffalo soldier troddin' through the land, wo-ho-ooh Said he wanna ran and then you wanna hand 18. Troddin' through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea 19. Said he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for America 20. Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta 21. Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival 22. Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean 23. Singing, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy 24. Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy 25. Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy 26. Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy When they arrived in America they were fighting for survival African Americans were brought from Africa to server in a war metaphor Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival 22. Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean heart of america They sailed on a boat 27. Troddin' through San Juan in the arms of America Troddin' through Jamaica, a buffalo soldier Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta 28. Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy Bob Marley Buffalo Soldier 11. Stolen from Africa, brought to America heart of the caribbean Metaphor Repitition 21. Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival 1. Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta There was a buffalo soldier in the heart of 2. America Stolen from Africa, brought to America Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival 3. I mean it when I analyze the stench To me it makes a lot of sense 4. How the dreadlock rasta was the buffalo soldier 5. And he was taken from Africa, brought to America Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival 6. Said he was a buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta Buffalo soldier in the heart of America 7. If you know your history 8. Then you would know where you're coming from 9. Then you wouldn't have to ask me Who the 'eck do I think I am By: Ruben Arutunian

Green Certificate: Congruence

Transcript: Congruence in Leadership To have your actions agree with your authentic and transparent intentions, values, and priorities that results with change. Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed What would you do? What would you do? 1.You wait to see if the item triggers the alarm 2.You chase after the customer to scan the item 3.You approach your manager and explain what happened 4.You forget about it and consider it an early Christmas gift for the customer 1.You ignore the gossip and pretend you did not hear anything 2.You join in and pipe up about what you had heard 3.You go directly to the president of the club 4.You confront the treasurer and request that they come forward 1.You talk to the teacher to take another look at your test. 2.You brag to your fellow classmates 3.You keep quiet and hope no one notices Situation 3 Situation 1 Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values You are preparing for a midterm exam. You hear that the answers are being passed around by your peers. It seems that everyone in the class is utilizing the stolen answers. Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed Values & Reflection Values & Reflection What would you do? Knowing the Self Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values Situation 3 You are an officer in a service club and a fundraiser event is coming up. You overhear some members gossiping about how the treasurer is embezzling fundraiser money for themselves Values & Reflection You are out at a party with your friends. At this time everyone has had a few drinks. The party is dying down and people are getting kicked out. Your drunken friend insists that they drive your drunken self and friend’s home. To be aware and conscious of your priorities, values, morals, and principles which you are committed to. They guide your everyday decisions which helps you live in a way that is true to yourself. The most important things get the most time & energy Keeping promises and admitting mistakes believe in capabilities & potentials Challenge self to do the right thing even when it is inconvenient Being aware of personal values and philosophies Authentic Leadership: The Ideal Definition You are in a group discussion about abortion. Everyone in the group seems to agree on their viewpoint except for you. From the list of values below, rank them in order of importance to you. In order to truly know yourself, keep in mind the following: Values & Reflection Authentic Leadership Situation 1 Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed What would you do? You are in a restaurant and you overhear your waiter refer to the broken Pepsi machine as gay. Situation 3 You are dog sitting your neighbor’s dog for some extra cash. Your neighbor does not have cell service and will not be back in town for a few days. You notice the dog ate some dark chocolate and you are aware that chocolate is very harmful to dogs. Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed 1.You pretend you did not see the chocolate wrappers and you move on with your day 2.You go to the vet and pay for the appointment yourself. When your neighbor comes back you insist on being reimbursed. 3.You choose not to go to the vet because you refuse to pay for the bill 4.You consider going to the vet a good deed and pay for it out of your own pocket. You decide not to tell your neighbor about the bill Values & Reflection What would you do? You took a really hard test which you did not study for. You receive the test back and you got a 100%. You look through the test and realize that you did not get marked off for some wrong answers. Situation 2 Knowing the Self: Definition To find the inner strength to act in congruence with your core values even when it is inconvenient. Values & Reflection To take the initiative to exercise the values and principles that has the most importance to you. Rank your values! Choose one of the answers and modify your action if you feel it is needed Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values Look back at how you ranked the values in slide 2. In 1-2 sentences, explain how the response you chose relate to those values The bill for your family’s health insurance is coming up and you realize that you do not have enough money to pay for it. Definition Congruence

Pygmalion Background Powerpoint

Transcript: Eliza's accent was rather peculiar and immediately gave away her humble background and upbringing. She spoke "Cockney" dialect of the English language, a dialect which was associated with the suburbs of east London, the East End. Around the time when "Pygmalion" was published the East End of London grew to be associated with poverty and destitute. My fair lady phonetics Author Shaw was a very prolific writer, writing over 50 plays in addition to articles, reviews, essays, and pamphlets. His popularity rose in the early 1900s and he started to become a famous, well-respected playwright. In 1925, he was recognized for his work with the Nobel Prize in Literature and he died 25 years later, at the age of 94. The character of Higgins is said to have been inspired by Henry Sweet (1845–1912), a great phonetician whose works, including his History of English Sounds, Ango-Saxon Reader, and the History of Language, are still staples of the study of Old English and the philology of English. Summary About the title Pygmalion Background Powerpoint Historical Background Cockney accent Shaw wrote Pygmalion in 1912, but he took its name from something way, way older: an Ancient Greek myth. The most famous of its many versions can be found in the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. He left behind him a truly massive corpus of work including about 60 plays, 5 novels, 3 volumes of music criticism, 4 volumes of dance and theatrical criticism, and heaps of social commentary, political theory, and voluminous correspondence. By, Jose Rios Conclusion in this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett). Characters. Eliza Doolittle is the main character in the story. She is first introduced as an unpolished, foul-mouthed flower girl but is transformed into a beautiful woman. Professor Higgins is a linguist who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle into a duchess in six months. Pygmalion who could find nothing good in women, and, as a result, he resolved to live out his life unmarried. Company Logo

Background template

Transcript: 1 - Besnoy, K. (2012). 'Culturally Diverse Gifted', http: // 2 - Davidson Institute. (2006). State mandates for gifted programs as of 2006. Retrieved May 19, 2013 from http: // 3- Davis, G. A., & Rimm, S. B. (2003). Education of the gifted and talented. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 4 - Ford, D. Y, & Grantham, T C. (2003). Providing access for culturally diverse gifted students: From deficit to dynamic thinking. Theory Into Practice, 42, 217-225. 5 - Ford, D. Y., Grantham, T. C., & Whiting, G. W. (2008). Culturally and linguistically diverse students in gifted education: Recruitment and retention issues. Exceptional Children, 74(3), 289-306. 6 - VanTassel-Baska, J., Lange, R.E., & Crammond, B. (2010). International Giftedness. http: // 7 - WISE Qatar, (2012). 'Gifted Students', http: // Linguistic - Using English-based assessments can lead to erroneous conclusions. Cultural - Traditional customs and gender roles differ between groups. Economic - The effects of poverty lead to a focus on survival more than education. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Gifted Education: Recruitment & Retention Issues Do we hold negative, stereotypical, or counterproductive views as defined by Ford and Grantham? WE ARE TEACHERS And We Help To Shape The Students’ Futures! FORGET about IQ- Alternative Assessments 5 Asian American students are NOT! Provide enrichment activities to students who are perceived "not ready" for gifted programs. 5 These students deserve a chance to shine and should be provided with support and opportunities to demonstrate their giftedness. "We suggest that deficit thinking and the use of traditional tests (especially IQ tests) and lack of teacher referral of CLD students for gifted education screening and placement are the primary contributing factors to underrepresentation." Bias 5 C) the burden rests with (or within) the student (e.g., he/she is cognitively inferior or "culturally deprived") Testing & Assessment Issues "The bright and the hungry ... are crucial to our success" Strengths Themes References Terminology 4 Make adjustments to your lessons with special attention to vocabulary acquisition. 1. Background/Bias stop students from being identified 2. Standardized test scores stop referrals 3. Lack of training in cultural diversity as well as gifted education 4. Lack of communication with cultural diverse parents whether intentional or unintentional 5. Policies & procedures that are both indefensible and have a negative impact on CLD students 6. Static definitions & theories of gifted that give little consideration to cultural differences Culturally diverse students are those that may come from different regions and races, social backgrounds, and may also be economically disadvantaged. English may even be their second language. Retention 2, 3 IQ or intelligence quotient is a general assessment of your ability to think and reason. Your IQ score is actually an indication of how you compare in this ability with the majority of people in your age group. A rating of 100, for example, means that, as compared to the majority of other people in your age group, you have a normal rate of intelligence. Most psychologists consider those falling in the range of 95-105 as having a normal or average IQ. Since it is difficult to pinpoint with absolute accuracy, your actual IQ may vary 5 points either way from your test score. In addition, there are many factors that may affect your scoring. If you are tired, ill or distracted, your score may be affected. Finally, there are many abilities which are not measured by IQ testing. For example, IQ does not measure musical talent, manual dexterity, or a variety of other abilities. However, IQ testing does give you an important indication of your ability to think, reason and solve problems. This is critical to your success in life. The IQ Test is comprised of 15 questions. Be sure to view your results at the end of this test. Do not begin until you are instructed to do so. You will have 3 minutes. Good luck! Reasons for Poor Test Performance of CLD students: Raven's Progressive Matrices 5 Become aware of teacher bias. Why do educators serve less Hispanic, Black, and Aboriginal students than White? (A) the burden rests within the test (e.g., test bias); 6 Limitations IQ Test Instructions This is the main reason educators should become more aware of their students who may be underserved and underrepresented. "As of 2002, Asian American students represented 4.42% of students in U.S. schools but 7.64% of those in gifted education" - No clear suggestions as to how to retain students in Gifted education. – Also does not compare states among one another. Ideally: Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test & Raven's Progressive Matrices Assess students from the perspective of individual learning styles. Currently: The first step is

Soil Background Template

Transcript: Soil Erosion This process can cause environmental damages 1) Loss of soil fertility by depletion of plant nutrients in topsoil meaning that the land is becoming less suitable for cultivation more desert-like 70% of the world's dry lands used for agriculture are threatened by desertification Water Erosion Eroded soil becomes sediment in nearby surface waters, causing cloudy water / higher turbidity In severe cases, wind can carry away topsoil and can create a dust storm Humans have accelerated natural soil erosion Around 15% of Earth's ice-free land surface is afflicted by all forms of land degradation The area affected by tillage and farming erosion is unknown We can try to prevent soil erosion by: Encourage safer farming Keeping soil saturated can prevent erosion by wind 3) Windbreak / Alley Cropping Favis-Mortlock, David. "Soil Erosion Site." Soil Erosion Site. N.p., May 2007. Web. 23 May 2013. <>. The amount of sediment transported by rivers to the ocean is about 24 metric tons per year Desertification Water it Dust storms have increased 10-fold since 1950 Accelerated soil erosion by water is responsible for about 55% 3) Crop Rotation 3 to 5million acres of US farmland are lost each year through the mismanagement of soil Tree roots hold down topsoil and prevent erosion Bibliography Miller, G. Tyler, and Scott Spoolman. Living in the environment: concepts, connections, and solutions. 16th ed. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2009. Print. The End Check it Use Organic Fertilizers Grow Indigenous Crops No-Till Farming Collins, Jocelyn. "Soil Erosion." Soil Erosion. N.p., 01 Feb. 2001. Web. 24 May 2013. <>. Plant Water erosion comes in around 11 million square km Wind erosion is responsible for about 30% 90% of American farmland is losing topsoil 17x faster than it can be replenished How did this happen? Who's to blame, nature or us? Oak, Manali. "10 Ways to Conserve Soil." Buzzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2013. <>. Contour Farming pH indicates the level of nutrients in the soil Entire civilizations have collapsed because they mismanaged the topsoil that supported their populations - climate changes - wind - deforestation - water - farming - over & under grazing Soil Erosion results from: 2) This means the area affected by wind erosion is around 5.5 million square km Tarbuck, Edward J., and Frederick K. Lutgens. "Chapter 6: Weathering and Soil." Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology. 10th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. 186-95. Print. United States. USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Soil Quality Resource Concerns: Soil Erosion. N.p., Apr. 1996. Web. 25 May 2013. <>. The majority of the world's 862 million malnourished people are trying to survive on land with severely eroded soil Since 1950, more than 1/3 of the world's farmable land has been lost to soil erosion

Digital green certificate

Transcript: DIGITAL GREEN CERTIFICATE Claudia Ferrotti What What on 17th March the European Commission proposed to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic it is a temporary measure: it will be suspended once the WHO declares the end of the COVID-19 international health emergency a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19 to be ready before the summer, it needs a swift adoption by the European Parliament and the Council How How the certificate will be issued by national authorities in a digital form or on paper and both will contain necessary key information (name, date of birth, date of issuance, relevant information about vaccine/test/recovery) and digital signature QR code that will be scanned at the time of check to ensure security and authenticity of the certificate Where the Digital Green Certificate will be valid in all EU Member States and open for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland Where the Commission adopted a complementary proposal to ensure that the Digital Green Certificate is also issued to non-EU citizens who reside in Member States or Schengen Associated States and to visitors who have the right to travel to other Member States Next moves the European Commission will set up a digital infrastructure that will facilitate the authentication of the certificates Member States must implement the trust framework and technical standards to ensure timely implementation

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