Monthly Archives: April 2014

Amazing cover of “Suzanne” : Meshell Ndegeocello

Why so few views??????????

and the album version with a collaborative video clip

http://www.glbtq.com/arts/ndegeocello_m.html

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Professors of the World…You’re Boring

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Originally posted Jan. 8, 2012 on BestThinking.com

I appreciate this title is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black, but bear with me for a little bit. We’re boring…if you don’t know it, you should. I’m not talking to the socially incompetent academics or the classic “talk to the board” teachers out there; I’m talking to everyone who has the job of teaching in front of a class of students. You may have decent teaching scores; you may have a shelf littered with teaching awards; you may even have a chilli pepper next to your name on http://www.ratemyprofessor.com. However, you’re boring compared to other things in the students’ lives when you walk into the lecture theatre.

So what’s my point? Simply this: for some reason, some teachers, work ourselves up into a frenzy of stress to make our lectures so fun for our students that they place its importance…

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Why students MUST NOT be treated like customers

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Originally posted on Bestthinking.com on Jan 13, 2012

I’m not sure who I’m writing this entry for. Professors who struggle with demanding students? Students who think Profs should follow them around ready to answer their every query. Perhaps administrators who have been reading management books on being Customer Focused and assuming students are our customers. What I do know, is that I’m often confronted by students who claim that they are my customers and as such, I should be willing to do anything they demand. I’m usually quite willing to sit with diligent students and aid them with their studies. But this sort of “I pay your wages” approach doesn’t inspire much sympathy in me, and let me tell you why.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a customer is “a person who buys goods or services from a shop or business”. In this sense, my students are one of…

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Jono Rotman and The Mongrel Mob

http://www.gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz/exhibitions/pastexhibitions/2014/jonorotman.asp
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11246442
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/mongrel-mob-faces-used-art-5944053
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/300378/accused-killer-immortalised-art-show
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11246375
http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2498tv/some_of_the_portraits_from_jono_rotmans_mongrel/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11245880
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11247138
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/mongrel-mob-photographer-refuses-grieving-father-s-plea-5950399
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11249969
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11252910

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Tomorrow I must iron my shirt

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Tomorrow I must iron my shirt
for it’s Friday
not dress-down Friday
nor casual Friday
untidy Friday
or Freaky Friday
cheeky Friday
Fish and chips
and deep fried
Mars Bar
greasy Friday
no indeed
it’s a crease-free
Friday
so tomorrow I must iron my shirt

Photo and words by Stephen Trinder 15th April 2014

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Is Uni 4 U?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice/factfile_az/university_is_uni_for_you
http://www.thesite.org/work-and-study/applying-to-university/is-uni-for-you-2087.html
http://www.go2uni.net/go/your-choices/is-uni-for-me
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/health/dropping-out-of-university-its-not-the-disaster-you-think-it-is-8532984.html
http://www.midcoastuniportal.com.au/is-uni-for-me
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/jun/03/top-tips-for-choosing-university

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What is a red card?

http://nzhondas.com/pub/152158-flat-uni-red-cards-best-ideas.htmlstudent_s_gather_on_hyde_street_for_the_annual_str_1455594031[1]

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