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All the goals scored during the World Cup
Designing games that looks at how children learn rather than what they’ve memorized.
Mac Miller’s Guide to Redesigning the Standardized Test
1. Written: Let the student write as much or as little as they want. I think the questions should be very open-ended, with no specific right answers, and should be about issues that the student can relate to. There should be less focus on “facts.” That would relieve a lot of stress, and allow them to really show their intelligence. After those questions are complete, have a section of blank pages where the student is encouraged to write about ANYTHING.
2. Multiple Choice: When putting together the multiple choice questions, there should always be a funny option. I think the funny option, and obviously wrong answer, is always a good way to loosen things up. The brightest minds will never work to their full potential when constantly under an enormous amount of stress.
3. Private Vocal Section: Bring in a psychologist or some kind of specialist or even just “the cool teacher” to talk to each student individually. Give each of them an opportunity to express themselves. I remember being younger and having much better relationships with my teachers outside of the classroom than inside. After this portion, I would have the person having the conversation evaluate where the student’s mind is at.
4. Group: Put students in groups and send them out into the world. Have them interview people, maybe do some type of scavenger hunt. Get them interacting with people, but make sure it’s people from all different classes and walks of life. I think it’s important to show kids how similar all people really are.
5. Physical: A physical test would also be good. Physical health shouldn’t be treated as a joke. Students should know how to eat right, how to exercise, and especially how to get exercise even if they aren’t athletic. (HIKES!!!)

Grading: I don’t think a simple number grade is very good. It allows kids to put themselves into classes based on scores and can be very disheartening. At the end of the day, standardized testing is done to get statistics on schools, districts, cities, and so on. I think the main focus should be on the progressive potential of each student. We should be trying to groom kids to have the ability to change the world and see possibility. In closing, I have no idea if what I just said is possible, but this would be an awesome test.

Mac Miller’s Guide to Redesigning the Standardized Test

1. Written: Let the student write as much or as little as they want. I think the questions should be very open-ended, with no specific right answers, and should be about issues that the student can relate to. There should be less focus on “facts.” That would relieve a lot of stress, and allow them to really show their intelligence. After those questions are complete, have a section of blank pages where the student is encouraged to write about ANYTHING.

2. Multiple Choice: When putting together the multiple choice questions, there should always be a funny option. I think the funny option, and obviously wrong answer, is always a good way to loosen things up. The brightest minds will never work to their full potential when constantly under an enormous amount of stress.

3. Private Vocal Section: Bring in a psychologist or some kind of specialist or even just “the cool teacher” to talk to each student individually. Give each of them an opportunity to express themselves. I remember being younger and having much better relationships with my teachers outside of the classroom than inside. After this portion, I would have the person having the conversation evaluate where the student’s mind is at.

4. Group: Put students in groups and send them out into the world. Have them interview people, maybe do some type of scavenger hunt. Get them interacting with people, but make sure it’s people from all different classes and walks of life. I think it’s important to show kids how similar all people really are.

5. Physical: A physical test would also be good. Physical health shouldn’t be treated as a joke. Students should know how to eat right, how to exercise, and especially how to get exercise even if they aren’t athletic. (HIKES!!!)

Grading: I don’t think a simple number grade is very good. It allows kids to put themselves into classes based on scores and can be very disheartening. At the end of the day, standardized testing is done to get statistics on schools, districts, cities, and so on. I think the main focus should be on the progressive potential of each student. We should be trying to groom kids to have the ability to change the world and see possibility. In closing, I have no idea if what I just said is possible, but this would be an awesome test.

Clapter: “lazy political comedy that gets an applause, but isn’t funny enough to get a laugh.” 
 

Clapter: “lazy political comedy that gets an applause, but isn’t funny enough to get a laugh.”

 

Northwestern, South Dakota

This is Sean Casey’s TIV which means Tornado Intercept Vehicle we crossed paths in Mitchell, SD after a long tornado filled day. Sean has spent many years placing his home made armored vehicle directly in the path of tornados in order to film with his IMAX camera. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1pjEYYa

Northwestern, South Dakota

This is Sean Casey’s TIV which means Tornado Intercept Vehicle we crossed paths in Mitchell, SD after a long tornado filled day. Sean has spent many years placing his home made armored vehicle directly in the path of tornados in order to film with his IMAX camera. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1pjEYYa

Another day full of tornados, though we only saw two and by the time we could stop they had gone. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lWBXhg

Another day full of tornados, though we only saw two and by the time we could stop they had gone. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lWBXhg

What it takes to build a bikeable community. Let’s ride.
Explosive convection produced by a mighty supercell that produced several tornados. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/UbF22G

Explosive convection produced by a mighty supercell that produced several tornados. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/UbF22G

Mothership near Bartlett, NE

Strong rotation creates beautiful structure in a mesocyclone supercell. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/U98fv9

Mothership near Bartlett, NE

Strong rotation creates beautiful structure in a mesocyclone supercell. -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/U98fv9

First time Chaser Don Whitebread in the field near Bartlett, NE -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1i9KLRl

First time Chaser Don Whitebread in the field near Bartlett, NE -@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1i9KLRl

We left from Oklahoma City and made a long dash to the storms we knew would initiate in the north west corner of Nebraska

One massive supercell was moving too quickly and rather than be perpetually behind it we opted to chase further south and west. We were rewarded with a mesocyclone ( rotating supercell) called a mothership that had wonderful colors and structure.

Unfortunately the town of Pilger was in the direct path of twin tornados on the storm we decided not to pursue. There was extreme damage, injuries and one reported dead. I have the greatest empathy and compassion for those that live in tornado alley.
-@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lOmoZ4

We left from Oklahoma City and made a long dash to the storms we knew would initiate in the north west corner of Nebraska

One massive supercell was moving too quickly and rather than be perpetually behind it we opted to chase further south and west. We were rewarded with a mesocyclone ( rotating supercell) called a mothership that had wonderful colors and structure.

Unfortunately the town of Pilger was in the direct path of twin tornados on the storm we decided not to pursue. There was extreme damage, injuries and one reported dead. I have the greatest empathy and compassion for those that live in tornado alley.
-@CamilleSeaman http://ift.tt/1lOmoZ4

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"I’m so distracted by the penis in your pants that I can’t focus on all the jokes you’re trying to tell." — Can Men Be Funny? Lizzy Caplan and Scott Aukerman Discuss.

A very English summer scene. Helping prepare for a summer wedding. Ps. Church is over 800 years old! -@Al_Humphreys http://ift.tt/1mWdEfW

A very English summer scene. Helping prepare for a summer wedding. Ps. Church is over 800 years old! -@Al_Humphreys http://ift.tt/1mWdEfW

"When you are here, you are surprisingly close to here." -@Al_Humphreys http://ift.tt/1qcOrnN

"When you are here, you are surprisingly close to here." -@Al_Humphreys http://ift.tt/1qcOrnN