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August 2014

NYC and Brooklyn Angels!

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I was told that New Yorkers are rude, unfriendly and not to be trusted. Well that’s just not true.   A New Yorker, James, told me to keep this secret to myself otherwise everyone would want to live here. I have recently had a series of pleasant interactions which seem to appear when I truly submit my will and accept that the assistance and support will be there as needed and most importantly not to be afraid. Last Sunday I bought a lamp which is much taller than me. The sales assistant kindly carried it to the pavement and when I …

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Cognition: the perfect fit or not!

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Perception, attention and memory are the cognitive building blocks which work together to help children learn. On my subway ride into hunter today I was reminded that although I have very good visual memory skills my visual perceptual skills are somewhat off. As I scurried into the 6th train carriage my eyes quickly scanned for a blue space where my bottom would fit. The carriage was crowded and no one else had taken it, that should have been an environmental cue for me NOT to sit but instead, since I am petite I ignored the cue and attempted to sit …

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A day at the SPA with NCATE

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My intention this morning was to do my laundry, not exactly my favorite chore but something that needs to be done. Yet again the weather redirected my morning plan. I replaced my shoes for my wellies and armed with a coordinating brolly headed to my local cafe el-beit, to prepare for a mock NCATE visit (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), happening today at Hunter College. NCATE is an NGO and is the US’s teaching profession’s organization who help establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. NCATE is recognised by the US Department of Education as an accrediting …

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