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|1 week 2 days ago||"main issue we have with||
"main issue we have with classes nowadays are mandatory attendance and in-class attendance checks (quizzes, clickers, etc). "
iClicker should be forbidden at the Univ of Michigan. It's a crutch and leads to poor educational practice like social pass and weak lectures. And yet more and more profs keep moving toward it.
Don't want to come to the class? Think you can ace the class without attending? You're an adult, dont come. The exam is your responsilibty, prepare as needed.
Credit should never be issued for attendance; this is not kindergarten. Exams are assessments designed to measure competencies. All courses should have educational goals or competncies to be achieved by the end of the semester. Effort is not a competency for any discipline except for perhaps PE.
Grades for lame-ass homework assignments? Even worse, online quizzes **written by the publisher of the textbook**? (like CHEM 130)
What an epic waste of time. Not only are these assignments so poorly designed to the point of being useless, but they indoctrinate laziness and coddling among students. We assign practice problems as a suggestion for you to prepare for the exam. If you choose to not prepare for the exam and not try the suggested problems, that's your choice and as such you will live with any consequences (grade). (like CHEM 210)
Professors want iclicker to make sure students pay attention. OK, so here's an idea - try giving a better lecture. If you actually think iclicker or mandatory attendance is an option, you're so out of touch with the elements of pedagogy that you should probably stop whatever you are teaching and pause to educate yourself about how others learn.
It's really not rational though to expect more - professors are never trained in how to educate others, and often when they are it's by other professors who have no background in pedagogy. As long as this paradigm persists, our institutions of higher learning will continue to be severely flawed in their pursuit to educate.
Whomever said earlier in this thread that this is not a financial transaction is correct in a sense; if it were, universities woul;d have adopted a much more successful educational strategy years ago.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Also important rule: When||
Also important rule:
When baby is sleeping.... you should be as well.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. Emphasis on waiting||
Agreed. Emphasis on waiting until after "4th trimester." We began around 6 months.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||When bare skin contacts||
When bare skin contacts asphalt, hardly any time or duration is required before a rather extreme injury is incurred. The rough nature of the asphalt immediately rubs the skin raw and then bloody, and in the worst cases can wear deep below the dermis and into the fascia. Most of the time however, abrasions tend to terminate midway through the dermal layers of the skin, representing what would be similar to a giant blister. Nerve endings that are typically burried deep within the skin are now exposed and irrated, and likely inflamed as well. Pain of this nature unfortunately can be very hard to treat, and may require extraordinary amounts of opiates like morphine (think enough to perform surgery) to achieve even mild comfort levels during wound care. Compounding matters, the inital cleaning of the wound requires all lodged dirt, gravel, and road debris be separetd and removed from the skin. To do this, a plastic bristle brush is used with fine 1 inch bristles on one side and a sponge on the other. Again it is difficult to achieve proper pain management during the wound cleaining process because excessive concentrations of opiates have a side effect of supressing breathing. Finally, once a wound is cleaned, it still needs regular wound care (cleaning) treatments twice a day for many weeks. If the wound becomes infected or if antobiotic opintment builds up and is not properly cleaned away after every dressing change, the wound may require surgical debridement to remove the infected areas and the process begins anew.
Or you can just wear all the gear, all the time. (stick to leather and kevlar)
This is what the brush looks like:
|8 weeks 3 days ago||1) Take the Motorcycle safety||
1) Take the Motorcycle safety class at Washtenaw or Schoolcraft CC if your in SE Michigan.
2) Wear All the gear, all the time. This means no skin shows. Helmet, leather jacket with armor, leather gloves with armor, leather or kevlar lined pants, motorcycle boots with external ankle support. Perforated leather is pretty comfortable in warmer weather. Stay away from jackets and pants that look like they are made of jersey-mesh material. Your gear will be EXPENSIVE. Try to find lightly used kit on eBay, except never buy a used helmet. Don't cheap out on this stuff - it may save your life (and will cost around $1,000).
3) Stay off congested roads during your first few months (like Ford Rd or Washtenaw Ave)
4) All the gear, all the time
5) Skip the scooter and get a 250-500 cc motorcycle. The bike is more fun and more maneuverable, and the smaller displacement engines are easier to learn on without having the power to get you into danger.
6) Only wear a full face helmet if you'd prefer to still have a chin remaining after an accident.
7) All the gear, all the time.
8) Start on a used bike. A small displacement used bike should run under $3000, and you can sell it for what you paid when you are ready to upgrade.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||There are a lot of||
There are a lot of out-of-staters who seem to think that NYC or SF rental rates apply to AA, and this has driven some insane rents in these days. The rates in these high-rise buildings are often over $1000 per month per room. Moreover, the dirty secret is that the buildings are not well maintained, and some have major outages (elevator, hot water, etc).
These buildings tend to be a social status thing, with students feeling like they absoulutely MUST be in a certain building with certain people or their life WILL end. For better or for worse, I regularly work with college students and it's amazing how much they stress (often at the expense of academics) over who they will live with and where every lease-signing season.
My kids are still young so it's easy for me to talk but personally I'd set the budget and say live where you want on "x" dollars.
Finally, I live on North Campus and a 2500 sq ft colonial just sold for about $250,000 in a nice area. If your're ready to drop $1000+ a month on rent, why not get a whole house for about as much and she can rent it to her friends? Not to mention you can rent it when you're done for over $2000 a month.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, I saved an impossible||
Dude, I saved an impossible amount of money living in the AXE house. Doubt it is still the case, but used to be that rent dropped $100 a month during the summer, and it was already half of what other places were charging.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I'll take anal bum cover for||
I'll take anal bum cover for $7,000 !!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I would have suggested||
I would have suggested sitting at the bar but ever since sava decided to remodel a couple years ago (dump the best entrees while raising prices) the joint just hasn't been the same.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I once did a study of health||
I once did a study of health plan minimums in every state for the largest HMO in the country. Without wading into politics here, the ACA minimums raised the bar in pretty much every state. So I don't disagree it's possible your ACA plans is worse, but for an overwhelming % of people their ACA plan covers more.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||After the force awakens||
After the force awakens (yuck) I figured this would be my last ever Star Wars movie. I was pleasantly surprised.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||No. No, sir. No.||
No. No, sir.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||"The reality is that we very||
"The reality is that we very much would like to change [that] to become the team that we're capable of being, and there are fundamentals that are important in terms of achieving that end.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||My roommate: "that snowball||
My roommate: "that snowball fight was awesome. I drilled dhani jones in the head with a snowball right before I came inside."
|27 weeks 1 day ago||South quad - west quad||
South quad - west quad snowball fight?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Just like we learned in||
Just like we learned in stats. Reject that hypothesis!!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. he's a great coach.||
Agreed. he's a great coach. But return to JLS is likely BC high probability MD takes another job after this season. Too many high prof$ile HC positions open.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Damn I miss the Count. RIP my||
Damn I miss the Count. RIP my Transylvanian friend...
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I would gladly trade our||
I would gladly trade our attendance record for a playoff berth.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Hey man, you be you. If you||
Hey man, you be you. If you want to stand, go ahead.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||But until then, can I still||
But until then, can I still complain about play calling under Gorgeous Borges?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Founders all day IPA is kinda||
Founders all day IPA is kinda excellent.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Forgot a few:the M watch guy.||
Forgot a few:
|36 weeks 3 days ago||UndergroundMortgage guyStubbs||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I signed up for season||
I signed up for season tickets about 9 years ago. At the time there was a two year wait list. I asked the clerk of making a donation would perhaps move me off the wait list. I was told perhaps it would. I next asked how many dollars would perhaps move me off such a list. She wouldn't hint at an amount.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Really hoping when my lease||
Really hoping when my lease is up to get some boring sedan (kids) and then out the extra scratch into a lotus Elise. Really dig the design of the older models. Preferably yellow.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Just remember, Team Jordan||
Just remember, Team Jordan Suzuki had the jumpman on motorcycle kit. Isn't the first time the logos been on non-basketball apparel.
|41 weeks 17 hours ago||There was a meta thread a||
There was a meta thread a while ago about creating a separate forum for threads that venture into topics that otherwise verboten by our moderator overlords (I didn't get to read it). This thread here really shows that such a thing could be possible. Would be nice to have another sandbox to play in...
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Panama?Japan?France?||
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I was just explaining to my||
I was just explaining to my wife this is perhaps the best conversation on what's going in turkey right now on the entire internet.