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Believe it or not the leadership principles my wife uses in the classroom are the same ones i learned and used in the marine corp. Most of the ideas and the explainations behind them come from a deployment on an aircraft carrier. First thing people (men and children. A lot of this stuff doesn’t seem work the same with woman) will play It almost seemed just natural. It may be just young men because at 27 i was an old guy. They will get in their fuck off time it doesn’t matter how hard and assholish you try to be. What marines will do is hide out by taking longer than normal to finish task, argue about all of the stuff they have to do and generally have to be looked for. Kids are the same way what kids do is act out. they become noisey. make jokes, and seem to misbehave ,for the hell of it. Another source for discipline problems and was something I learned from talking with my wife was masking from low academic ability or from high ability. Another factor is the majoriity of the kids are black kids and the social bagage that comes with racial politics
So what she does is teach all of the kids at a high level and with high standards. She uses a lot of out of your seat up and about in classroom involvement. Also very important to constantly teach no sit still and be quiet stuff. By her style of teaching it allows her to notice issues the high functioning kids are discipline problems and the the poor teaching style of the sit still be quiet and do your work will create kids that can’t read that are pushed to keep up appearances. What I have found is black kids in general culturally do not sit still and be quiet very well and will quickly become “bad kids” It was funny how her “bad kids” with actual teaching turned out to be some of her highest scoring students. due to the universal nature of testing in Texas. I was happy but not surprised to see that “at risk” black kids can score as well on standized testing as any kids reguardless of who they are and where they come from.
Overall she is like the the character in bad teacher opposite Diaz’s character combined with ‘major Pane’ sprinkled with all of the observed and discussed female nature from attention whoring to childish competition (never stops)
I’ve been really spending a lot of time coaching my wife In her new career as an elementary school teacher. Most of my game knowkedge is spent explaining the behavior of her fellow teachers and how she is just as dumb as they are. The status competition among grown college educated women is unbelievable. I spent the first year on leadership and explaining to her how to lead her class room without having to spend effort on disciplining. make classroom discipline a no factor. She has done wonders and has had a lot of success.
One of the things i went over with her was a concept i had no word for but came up with for her was the essence of who you are. Some people learn things as part of culture or invironment and it becomes part of who they are. reguardless of how illogical or painful it is. Because to change is like admitting your life and not just a concept or idea was wrong. Some people find it more comfortable to live a lie than to live the truth when the essence of who they are is questioned or shown to be a lie.
The primary error of distributism lay in its understanding of the economy as a zero-sum game, where wealth was seen as a static, non-reproducible entity. Therefore the main problem was not the production of wealth but its distribution: How is the static pie of wealth most equitably sliced up? Distributism hindered the emergence of an adequate understanding of human capital and productivity. The distributivists saw economic development only in terms of the cultural dangers of industrialization and as a threat to the family unit. They did not agree that economic growth would generate wealth that would raise living conditions and be "redistributed" by market mechanisms and through charitable organizations. Such economic naivete blinded them to market realities and the basic laws of economics. By the end of the 1920s, however, distributism began to wane and was soon eclipsed by the New Deal Catholics of the Roosevelt era.What is the author missing? Is It Really Possible to Decouple GDP Growth from Energy Growth?
From Liberty Fellowship’s relocation program, to James Rawles’ American Redoubt, Stewart Rhodes’ Operation Sleeping Giant, and my own Safe Haven Project through Alt-Market.com, the powers-that-be are noticeably perturbed at the very idea of Americans walking away from their computers, leaving their homes, talking to each other face-to-face, and forming mutual aid groups. God forbid…
Traditionalists often make the mistake of assuming that most everyone lacks community these days. That's true in certain respects, especially when compared to earlier generations, but I think most Americans still live among others who share their values and interests and cultural assumptions. They aren't really lonely. The average person has no shortage of relatives, friends, and neighbors with whom they share a fundamental worldview.
Of course, much of the manual work which used to be performed in the United States is now done in the Far East, particularly China. And, the kind of work that most factory workers do there might very well be considered drudgery by many people. Hall's point, however, was two-fold. First, impending declines in available energy to society will likely force such work closer to the markets it serves. This is because rising transportation costs will diminish the advantage of worldwide manufacturing webs in favor of regional and local ones. Second, manual labor often requires skills that we in the United States do not teach as widely as we used to. We aren't ready to make the things we once made. And, all of this remains true even as the ranks of the unemployed swell and energy costs continue to climb.
Certainly, Vespasian's attitude would have prevented the immense advances in productivity of the modern age. But since those advances are largely premised on the growing availability of cheap energy inputs, we may need to re-examine our attitude as those energy inputs become constrained and thus are no longer cheap.
Moreover, continued policies that lessen opportunities for manual labor will, of necessity, doom an entire group of people to the unemployment rolls just because their intelligence shows through in what they make with their hands rather than what they say or write.
I am not here romanticizing backbreaking labor. The one place that mechanization has failed to progress very much in the last few decades is the picking of fruit. Researchers had been looking for ways to harvest fruit mechanically. But an onslaught of cheap immigrant labor into the United States from the 1980s onward pushed real wages down for farm labor so far that mechanized fruit picking did not seem worth the effort. Even in the exploitative world of farm labor the laws of supply and demand apply. An avalanche of new workers depressed wages and doomed the mechanization effort.