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(Scientific American)   Education needs more radioactive spiders   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line 16
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2013-09-09 06:04:20 PM
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2013-09-09 06:04:27 PM
Everything needs more spiders. Popular music. Breaking Bad. This bowl of ice cream that I'm eating, but not really enjoying. Everything.

Everything needs more spiders.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-09-09 06:33:55 PM
Have I told everyone my awesome spider story!! I try to post it every spider thread, mainly to cause people to start brushing themselves frantically when they feel the slightest touch against their skin, but I also don't want to come off as a broken record. So... does anyone want to hear my story about a black widow egg sac opening over my head?
 
2013-09-09 06:45:01 PM
I was bitten by a radioactive barking spider.
 
2013-09-09 06:51:53 PM

neuroflare: So... does anyone want to hear my story about a black widow egg sac opening over my head?


Nah, we're good.

/scratch scratch scratch...
 
2013-09-09 06:55:22 PM
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Spider thread, spider thread
fills the phobes full of dread
will they click, will they scream
post a pic, haunt their dreams
hey there -- here comes a spider thread
 
2013-09-09 07:49:45 PM
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2013-09-09 08:11:07 PM

neuroflare: Have I told everyone my awesome spider story!! I try to post it every spider thread, mainly to cause people to start brushing themselves frantically when they feel the slightest touch against their skin, but I also don't want to come off as a broken record. So... does anyone want to hear my story about a black widow egg sac opening over my head?


Yes
 
2013-09-09 08:45:31 PM
 
2013-09-09 08:55:10 PM

neuroflare: Have I told everyone my awesome spider story!! I try to post it every spider thread, mainly to cause people to start brushing themselves frantically when they feel the slightest touch against their skin, but I also don't want to come off as a broken record. So... does anyone want to hear my story about a black widow egg sac opening over my head?


Actually, yes.  That sounds like a good story.
 
2013-09-09 08:59:35 PM
Education needs adequate funding.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-09-09 09:37:20 PM

banshee612: Education needs adequate funding.

/dnrtfa


Don't bother. Usual teacher expectations affects student outcomes. I thought his was settled decades ago with the blue eye/brown eye experiment.
 
2013-09-09 09:52:39 PM

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ApatheticMonkey: Actually, yes. That sounds like a good story.


Okay, here goes: I was smoking and reading a book on the back porch late one night when I lived with my mom and it was well after midnight. I felt something brush my cheek and just wiped it away and didn't think anything of it. A few moments later it was back and I brushed again. After the third time I was getting suspicious, so I looked up to my left there, slowly falling towards me like like they're Easy Company and the rest of the 101st airborne parachuting into France, is a large cloud of black widow babies falling at me. I was pretty freaked out for the rest of the night and would randomly start brushing myself furiously when I felt anything. Other than that I love spiders, they kill real bugs so I don't have to
 
2013-09-09 10:28:11 PM

simplicimus: banshee612: Education needs adequate funding.

/dnrtfa

Don't bother. Usual teacher expectations affects student outcomes. I thought his was settled decades ago with the blue eye/brown eye experiment.


Not sure what you mean there. I could interpret that several ways - can you please elaborate?
 
2013-09-09 10:34:12 PM
Experiment carried out a long time ago on classroom students, where teachers were to provide praise and other perks on the blue eyed students and act the opposite way towards the brown eyed students. Blue eyed students, regardless of ability, began to actually perform better than their equivalent brown eyed students. IIRC, in the playground the students began to self-segregate.
 
2013-09-10 02:14:36 AM
FTFA: What we need is for more teachers to show students just how much possibility resides within them, and to then provide them with a safe space to find their identity.

Huh. To me, school was sitting motionless at a desk for 4-5 hours every day. No talking, no reading, and no learning. Just sitting there, hour after hour with no positive feedback. Ever. It's a great way to rob a child of motivation and ambition.

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Because spiderthread:
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