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  1. Jul 2018
    1. I allow them the choice of which platform to use for the support they need, but I make sure they ask questions.

      I love this! Giving students choices within their own learning environment is one of the most powerful ways teachers can help accelerate student learning. In addition, when students ask their own questions they chase their own curiosity and tap into their own interests.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. if we value the life of a child more than going to fancy restaurants, the next time we dine out we will know that we could have done something better with our money.

      This line shows that everyone has a choice as to where their money is going and how they could use that amount of money towards something better. I created an image showing Singer thinking about the possible ways people spend their money at fancy restaurants versus where they could use their money towards a better cause instead. Hence, blowing your money at a restaurant in comparison to feeding children in need. Everyone has a choice of how to manage their money, but not everyone thinks like this.

  3. May 2017
  4. Apr 2017
    1. have continued to be eloquent pub-lic speakers, as they were in the nineteenth century,

      Uh, this is a very uncomfortable sentence. There are two possibilities, here, regarding the function of this sentence. 1) The Technically True but Terribly Vague: This is a category of opening sentence that is grammatically and intellectually fine, but also very boring. It's a cousin of "since the dawn of time," and I don't let my Rhetoric students use either type of opening line, as they are both lazy rhetoric. However, the second possibility is much more troubling: 2) This also sounds a lot like the extremely racist "black people can be very articulate."

      I know we are to the point of just beating the crap out of the editors, now, but come on. This could have been easily avoided.

  5. Mar 2017
    1. I am older than most of you. I don’t have time for this if it’s just another System B in disguise.
    2. Is it even possible to have a System A that arises from our own or other’s codings? How will we know that we have not deluded ourselves, that we are so invested in the time and energy and pride of creation that we fall into the sinkhole of bias and blindspot?

      Yer pays yer money and you takes yer choice.

      There is no certainty. Even a well meant action can turn into horror - NB Robespierre.

      http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2016/04/loveterror-and-forgiving.html

  6. Sep 2016
    1. Then, there comes a choice to be true to one’s culture and history as Antigone was, or to be true to one’s state and ruler no matter what.

      What are the consequences of taking each action? For Antigone, it was clear that her decisions led to death on earth and a perceived victory in the underworld, but what does Cavendish believe loyalty can provide? She seems to place value in tradition and order as she says how "At last the Commons won, and then astride/ Fierce Tyrannie on Noble Necks did ride;/ All Monuments pull'd down, that stood long time,/ And Ornaments were then thought a great Crime." This seems to mourn the loss of what once existed and instead has been replaced with tyranny.

  7. Dec 2014
  8. Nov 2013
    1. What one-sided preferences, first for this, then for that property of a thing!

      selection and choices

    2. It is only by means of forgetfulness that man can ever reach the point of fancying himself to possess a "truth" of the grade just indicated.

      Memory, selection, and choices.