Monthly Archives:: May 2014

Child Onset Schziophrenia and Example on Modeling and Imprinting

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Author:  Leighann OstrowskyLeonard Discipline:  psychology Title:  update of jani, childhood onset schizophrenia Categories:  psychology, abnormal psychology, schizophrenia Tags:  childhood, psychology, abnormal psychology, schizophrenia Introductory Text: This article and video is used in class when discussing child psychopathologies and how rare it is for a child to have schizophrenia and how hard it is on family with family […]

Child and Adult Perceptions

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Author: Leighann Ostrowsky-Leonard   Discipline: Psychology   Title: Dolphin Illusion   Introductory Text: This is used in my class as a discussion prompt to begin talking about perceptions and schemas between what adults and children see in this illusion. To begin the lecture on nature vs nuture. I have my students look at the illusion […]

Test Taking Techniques

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This classroom presentation will encompass various test taking techniques: The following links will explain this lecture! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQBMEe81j4E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWx9Xj-t0Xg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwS7bc6Up0Y&feature=related

Protein Synthesis

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I’ makin’ protein baby! [click on this link to see a video short] Now seriously. What is a protein? It is a complex polymer molecule made up of repeating sub-units or monomers called amino acids. What does a protein look like? [click on this link to see a picture of the protein – insulin] Proteins […]

Appropriate Business Behavior in Germany

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Modern technology has expanded our marketplace to include any place in the world. Therefore a business person needs to be aware of appropriate behavior when transacting business in other countries. This video gives you a glimpse of appropriate business behavior in Germany.

Puzzle of Motivation

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This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business.  I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.

To This Day – A Writing Lesson

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I teach English as a Second Language, which means I teach reading, writing, listening & speaking, and grammar. One of the best parts of my job is that I can use any subject area to spark discussion and teach these skills. Better yet, the more subject areas I use, the greater the amount of vocabulary […]

Destination: Circles of Innovation Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4: Innovative Strategies. We have a lot of fun ideas to share and look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences, & contributions as well. Remember, learning from each other is a foundational piece of Circles of Innovation. Who said innovation had to be digital? This week we are going Brick & Mortar. You […]

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

Critters In Your Salad!

Posted by & filed under Biology, infographic, Sparks, Wellness.

Cyclospora cayetanensis is an emerging food-borne parasitic pathogen that has been reported in many outbreaks in the U.S. since the 1990s. Human infection occurs when food or water contaminated with sporulated oocysts is consumed by the host.  The food items implicated in these food infections are imported fresh produce such as: raspberries, basil, snow peas, […]