are, Welfare, Food Stamps, Public Housing and The WIC prgram than any other country on a per capita basis. Now these are public/government supported programs. I am not arguing against these programs. I am making the point that the US spends more money per capita on many programs and services.
FACT: The US is ranked 30th by the WHO in regards to healthcare quality and coverage: TRUE. However, the WHO's last ranking was over 10 years ago and it will not perform this study again. (From WHO website).
The study is a subjective weighted assessment. The presence of public healthcare programs were more heavily weighted than health care outcomes.The cost of healthcare lowers the ranking as well.
In the US, a patient, with health care insurance, can choose which facility they wish to be treated at. Scenario: I develop a serious disease, cancer. My local physcian recommends a local hospital for treatment. I DECIDE to say NO! I am going to NYU Hospital or Mother Cabrini. It may be far from my home, but what is more important? Conveinence or my Choice, based on my perception of care and positive outcomes?
The questiion,“How can the most powerful nation in the world not care for its citizens?” is a biased question. It assumes that its citizens are not receiving health care.
The question should be " How can the most powerful nation in the world provide better health care for its citizens?"
Well now, we have a question that has many positive responses. We can provide better health care at a lower overall cost and make that healthcare available to all its peoples and citizens.
We can do that without adding 2 trillion dollars to our national debt and WITHOUT adding 200+ new government agencies to oversee and issue regulations (laws) controlling our personal behaviour and the delivery of health care.
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Elementary teachers
Short Session Description (one line): During this session we will discuss ways to use the power of emotional experiences to engage and empower learners.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
In this session, we will look at ways that I have used the power of humor, novelty, awe, and fascination to engage students in powerful learning experiences. We can make small tweaks in our routines and incorporate novelty, awe, and fascination so that our students will have lower stress levels and be willing to take more risks and challenges. This is not about smiley faces and being happy all the time, but more about creatively crafting the climate so that students are in the optimal state for learning. We will use real examples from the classroom and allow participants to share their own wow moments that have come about through mobilizing the power of emotions.
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Added by Joan Young at 11:56am on September 24, 2013
llowing them the time to use their strengths to be the professional decision makers for the students under their care. This election happened through hope. The deficit model of the past must be replaced with a hope for the future by focusing on the strengths of the teachers and students and move forward in creative and innovative curricula that engages learners and promotes growth through high standards in a positive learning environment. Update schools. Support teachers.
Will we really?
ASCD Whole Child
a would be to find a way to help the school board themselves identify the things that are good about the traditional model, the shortcomings, their worries about the passion model, and then what they might find good in that model--bringing them there with respect for their perceptions, and allowing them non-defensively to see the possible good of what you're proposing. The the idea from the book is to look at the positives from both side and agree to focus on them as reflecting dual principles of good that need to be balanced. I'm not doing it full justice, but hopefully you're getting some of the ideas... :)…
ration for improvement occur. When those who want to improve share their strategies with those who are reticent, every one still moves forward. How do you meet the need? Build the capacity and time for professional learning communities; not only will teaching and learning improve, but more people will want to become teachers. With such a focused and trusting learning environment for teachers and students, wouldn't you want to join the journey?
can't be left home alone, public schools would be forced into remaining open on their off days to give kids some place to go. Real cost saving would be effective if states were more supportive of online learning and give students a choice. I believe the on campus population could be reduced, therefore reducing over all operating costs. Less electricity, less transportation, less fuel costs, etc. Too, think of the positive effects this could have on the environment, cost of living expenses, road etc.…