Category Archives: The Student Experience

Perseverance for beginners


Cool wee video, and it’s true, I wish someone had told me this when I was starting out
And another version :


The original is here :

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The Everyday Sexism Project

The New Zealand pages : http://newzealand.everydaysexism.com/
Read the book : http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Sexism-Laura-Bates/dp/1471131572

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Reggae Shark from the Key of Awesome

Just discovered Reggae Shark and The Key of Awesome (thanks to UCSA)!!

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A round up of RoUndie 500 comments UC ENSOC 2014

ENSOC The Cloud

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/editorials/10563738/Editorial-RoUndie-500-offensive

http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/09/the_fun_police.html

https://www.change.org/p/dr-rod-carr-take-action-against-racism-and-islamophobia-at-ensoc-s-roundie-500

http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2014/10/underbelly-hate/

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=195049

http://veerofftrack.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/why-i-returned-my-2014-lecturer-of-the-year-award/comment-page-1/#comments

http://sheikyermami.com/feelings-hurt-muselmaniacs-and-useful-idiots-complain-about-musicians-in-taliban-dress/

http://canta.co.nz/letters/628/

PHOTOS of previous ENSOC Undie500/ Roundie500 entrants (all found on the Web) :

ENSOC 1

ENSOC 2

ENSOC 3

ENSOC 4

ENSOC 5

ENSOC 6

ENSOC 7

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How to own a Hilux and how to remember stuff

I’m a sucker for anything that makes fun of gender stereotyping (there really are no women in this ad.!) and there are so many in the latest Toyota spot I had to watch it over and over to catch them all. Love the ending too.

And an excellent description of the differences between short-term memory, working memory and long-term memory, with teaching hints for all three:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct14/vol72/num02/Which-Strategy-Works-Best%C2%A2.aspx

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A Glutton for Punishment

http://www.sillypuns.com/

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A world where being gay is the norm

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