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Great Drama Activities For English Classes

Puppet Time

Who does not enjoy puppets? They are especially fascinating to younger pupils, and your class will love if you begin the day with a puppet on your hand. Let the puppet welcome your English enrichment class students at your initial circle time if you opt to start the day with a routine class pal or mascot. 

You can also contribute to the individuality appeal of your puppet by having it make constant mistakes in its vocabulary usage. Have the puppet say basic errors fancy, "Hello. How are me?" and allow the children cherish in correcting their silly puppet pal.

One-minute Theatre

One-minute Theatre, like Human Slideshow, can be made use of to sum up chapters, publications and various other reading material. It can likewise be utilized to expose your pupils to the stories of tough work, so that they can focus on understanding the writing instead of following the tale.

You can provide pupils a recap of a full play or of smaller sized sections of it, then request them to review it, designate positions and put together a one-minute play that goes with the summary. Do not be a disciplinarian for time. If their plays take 2-4 minutes, that's great too!

The trick here is to make the activity challenging, yet achievable for each kid. Plays are perfect for this function, of taking care of varying abilities, as you can offer larger roles to more advanced students, hence keeping them motivated and tested while making it considerably simpler for the slower pupils by giving them fewer lines. Meanwhile all pupils will be gaining from being involved and listening to the English conversed over and over again.

The educator's own enthusiasm also goes a long way towards encouraging a child. Anybody who has instructed a class of children know how swiftly they sense and mirror your frame of mind. If you believe your English grammar class is boring, so will they! By using drama as an instructing method and enabling children to learn language in the simulated reality of a story they will obtain far more fun from the program and fun is constantly inspiring.

Art Projects

Art is a great means to get your young pupils delighted and fascinated in a selection of lessons to reinforce various vocabulary. Let's say you're utilizing an art class to follow up the learning of various colour words; you could ask students what colour they're using with the phrase "What colour is this?"

The same type of lesson can be made use of once pupils become more advanced with various other type of vocabulary, from fruits to jobs to pets, by having students draw pictures using the vocabulary that was introduced in course and afterwards assisting them to label their drawings making use of the words they discovered.

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6 Chemistry Careers For You To Pursue

Chemistry Teacher

Chemistry educators are employed in schools passing on their understanding of chemistry to the next generation, following an established educational program and helping their pupils to pass and succeed in their school examinations. As well as a degree or equivalent credentials in chemistry, you might additionally require an educating qualification (such as a PGCE in the UK) in order to be employed as a JC chemistry tuition educator or chemistry teacher.

Oil, fuel and mining

The petroleum industry consists of the worldwide procedures of expedition, extraction, refining, transferring, and advertising oil products. The largest volume items of the industry are fuel oil and fuel. Oil is likewise the raw product for lots of chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, chemicals, plant foods, and plastics. The sector is typically separated into 3 major parts: upstream (exploration and manufacturing), midstream (transportation), and downstream (refining petroleum, handling and cleansing gas, producing petrochemicals).

Chemical production and synthesising

The chemical industry is critical to modern-day globe economies and functions to transform resources such as oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals into greater than 70,000 different items. These base items are then made use of to make consumer products along with production, solution, construction, farming, and other markets.

Over three-fourths of the chemical industry's output globally is polymers and plastics. Chemicals are made use of to make a wide variety of consumer goods, along with hundreds of products that are inputs to the farming, production, service, and building and construction markets. The chemical sector itself takes in approximately a quarter of its own production. Major industrial clients include rubber and plastic products, textiles, clothing, oil refining, paper and pulp, and main metals.

Forensic Scientist

Forensic scientists search for and analyse forensic materials located at crime scenes, for instance blood and other bodily fluids, hair, or non-biological materials such as paint. They are then able to present this proof for use in legal inspections and law courts. Forensic scientists might occasionally be hired to speak in court as experts in their field, to describe the evidence to the jury.

Water Chemist

Water chemists, as the name indicates, are interested in analysing and preserving the quality and condition of water, essential for human life on Earth. This is a highly interdisciplinary niche, so along with chemistry you may also require understanding of connected fields such as microbiology and geology. You might discover similar roles under a range of names, for instance hydrologist or hydrogeologist.

Pharmacologist

Pharmacologists carry out the development and screening of medicines, analysing how they connect with organic systems. This is important for making certain that medicines are risk-free and efficient for human use and might entail the testing of drugs on animals or on human volunteers. Pharmacology functions are usually lab-based and may include non-standard hours so as to keep track of ongoing experiments.

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Personal Photography

There are many types of photography, some types not as glamorous as other types. I could use up a couple paragraphs just listing them all; but since there only a couple that interest me, I won't. But let me tell you about the type I enjoy the most, "Personal Photography", sounds like I just made that up but I didn't. See I've been doing this type since I was fourteen years old, need I mention that I'm fifty-one years old now. As a young lad I was always interested in photography, the one way I could show where I had been or what I had seen.
Most important of all, it's the personal memories it gives me of days gone by. Days that I will never see again and the people whom I most likely will never meet again. This is the type of photography you can't buy, and maybe of no interest to anybody else. The photographs of my Mom and Dad whom have passed away; I can look back on those photos and see the different stages of their lives and reminiscences of how those times were. Photographs of my children as they were growing up; photos that show the changes in each of them, and most of all the pictures that make each of my kids unique.
Sports and Landscape photography are what catches my main interest, and now and then an Air Show photography shoot. But Personal Photography is what keeps me snapping pictures. Now that we have computers and digital photography, ("if that sentence doesn't show my age,") I try to keep my hard drives and backups full of my personal photos. And I still have many photo albums full of black and white photographs, as well color images from color negatives. Someday I will transfer those Images to my computer also.
And no matter what type of camera you have, personal photography can be taken with a "high-end" digital SLR camera or even now days: a cell phone camera. You don't need to be a certified professional photographer to take this type of photograph and you really don't need to impress anyone but yourself. Don't let time pass you by without photographing it, because it is a moment in time that you will own forever. I am glad I had taken photographs through the years of the people I love and the places I've been, but most of all the pictures of family and friends that have "past-away". I seem to always recollect when I look at photograph I had taken, the time frame in my life of that snap shot.
Trust me when I say it's cheaper now days to take photographs then it was when I started doing photography! So go out and get a point and shoot camera or the digital SLR that you have always wanted to get and start recording your own personal photography journal. And when you start taking pictures of people and places close to you and look back on them you'll find personal photography is the most important photography in life.

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The Benefits of Keeping a Daily Journal

Journals are nothing new, they have been around for centuries. Everyone knows about Anne Frank of course, and the two years she spent hiding from the Nazis, and historians can never forget about Samuel Pepys, whose diary provided us a glimpse of what life was like back in 17th Century London. But why did these people keep an account of their daily lives? Why does anyone? It's certainly not for preserving history.
Truth is, there are many reasons and benefits people write about the day-to-day happenings of their lives. Some of them are:
1). It can improve the quality of your writing. Keeping a daily journal ensures that you will get some much-needed practice frequently, which is good if you ever intend on making a successful career out of your writing.
2). It provides hindsight to your problems. If you write about all the various issues you face, and keep up to date with how you handle them, then you might be able to pick up patterns in the behavior of yourself or others. From them, you can learn, grow, and ensure you can handle problems much better in the future, if not keep them from happening ever again.
3). Writing can reduce stress. We all have bad days. Sometimes we just want to scream at somebody, throw something around, or beat the living snot out of whatever we come across. all work, sure, but they're destructive and hurtful of both yourself and others. Ranting in your journal about all of the things that tick you off while you are in a nasty mood is in many ways a better way to relieve that anger. There are fewer hurt feelings, fewer bruises, fewer regrets, and fewer chances to get arrested.
4). It can improve you memory. A lot can happen to us over the course of a year, or even a month, whether we realize it or not. It's not hard to imagine how the days just seem to blur together after a while. And worse, sometimes, we can forget some very important things, like scheduled meetings and deadlines. For many people, writing is a good way to better commit things to memory. At the very least, a journal can also act as a makeshift planner of sorts.
5). You can better understand yourself. One would expect that we should know all about ourselves, but alas, even we can come across as alien at times. But more than that, sometimes, we just don't know what makes us tick. We don't know why we have the opinions we do, or how we ever developed them. With a journal, you can always examine your past thoughts, and mull over them again.

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Creating a Victory Journal

One of the things that I find most amusing as I reflect back on my life is that the times that were the hardest, are also the times in which I learned the most about myself. I'm grateful for those lessons, but I don't like to go through the hard times. No one does.
Yet, they occur in each of our lives, and we are forced to figure out solutions to problems that we never wanted to encounter. Problems or challenges like these push us to new discoveries, and while we've heard that a thousand times, we've also forgotten it a thousand and one times.
Think about the athletes who've done great things that no one thought the human body could do. Or the scientists who made new discoveries out of great human suffering and adversity. Or the average folks who have gone beyond their natural skills and found out that they can do more than they thought. Maybe you've experienced this, too.
The question becomes, then, why do we forget these lessons so easily? We can all relate to being in the middle of a challenge and feeling the heaviness of heart, the fatigue, the sadness, or even the depression that comes from not seeing an immediate answer. But rather than remembering our previous successes, we tend to see each new crisis as a new obstacle.
Here's a suggestion to overcome this habit, because in many respects, that what this is. We have developed a habit of selective forgetfulness. Instead of letting yourself get wiped out, physically, mentally, or spiritually by a new challenge, try creating a victory journal. You can actually call it anything you like, but the idea is to recap each of the major obstacles that you've encountered in your life, and how you overcame them.
In a journal or notebook, write down one "challenge" per page. Describe the situation, and if you can remember, how you were feeling at the time that you went through it. Then, detail what you learned through this event or how the situation was resolved. This "victory" portion must be positive. Look for the upside of what happened, and while there may still be some residual discomfort, if you focus on the positives, with particular attention to what you learned about your own resiliency, then you will begin crafting a journal that speaks to your strengths. This journal will be a reminder for the next time you face a challenge. Going into any new challenge with a history of your proven track record makes the challenge far less daunting!
As a Christian, I am reminded often that, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13) That doesn't mean that I can do whatever I want, but it means that through Christ, I can do what I need to do when it's time to do more than I think I can, because He helps me. It's because of Him that I can do more.
In my victory journal, the evidence to that is clear. I can see God's hand upon my previous challenges, and therefore I know He is right here with me for any new ones. This becomes my living testimony, my victory (in Christ) journal, and that's a journal worth remembering.

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Printable Food Diary

Diet affects every aspect of health, from your energy level to how quickly you recover from illness (or sometimes even whether or not you get sick). If you're desperate to lose weight, diet is crucial. The right diet choices ensure that you maintain muscle while losing fat and that you don't increase your risk of preventable diseases. So what does this have to do with using a printable food diary?
Despite the importance of daily food choices, very few people can answer questions about calories, grams of fat, fiber, carbs and other important information about their diet and meal choices. The biggest reason for this is probably that they just don't know where to find the information in the first place or how to keep track of it in an easy way.
One excellent choice is to use a printable food diary. While there are food diaries online, it's important to have one that you can print out since you may not eat every meal where you have easy access to the Internet. It's also easy to transfer information from your printable food diary to one online.
Trends that you want to look for include total calorie consumption, intake of different types of fats and the various nutrients that you get from each meal. As you see the trends start to emerge, keep two things in mind. First you want to limit your intake of the unhealthy stuff, like saturated fat and cholesterol. Second, you want to make sure you're getting plenty of the good stuff, like iron, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
Tracking your diet with a printable food diary is only the first step. Don't forget that good diet choices should be combined with regular exercise. Give your body and your heart something to do with all that metabolized food. The combination good diet and regular exercise will be sure to boost your energy level and stave off the diseases that have been shown to follow poor diet choices.
The biggest challenge to getting benefit from a printable food diary is probably just printing one out and getting started. Here's the easiest way to get started. Create a new document and at the top of the page put the following headings
Date
Meal (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, S=snack)
Food description
Calories
Fat (grams)
Carbs
Fiber (grams)
Then add blank lines below for each entry in your daily food diary. Remember, the key is simplicity, not complexity. The easier it is to do, the more likely you are to do it. Not to mention that just tracking those details about each meal gives you a ton of information to use when making changes to your diet. Print it out and start tracking with your next meal.

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Gardening Journal, Tips for What To Include In It

Now is the time to start a gardening journal; as you start planning your garden, start making notes in it. It can be a 3-ring binder with pocket folders, a calendar with pockets, or an online gardening journal. Keep everything pertaining to the garden in it.
Keep your garden designs in it. Every year when you do a new graph for a layout for your garden or one of the garden beds, place it in the gardening journal so you have it for the next season. This will help with plant rotation.
I also make a lot of notes during the season that become a wealth of information for the following years on what to do, or how to change it, or what not to do.
You'll want to write down the last frost date, how severe the winter was, and anything unusual about the winter. Write down when you were first able to work the soil, as well as when the perennials started coming back to life and the seeds that self-sowed start popping up, germinating. Keep track of bloom and harvest dates, fertilizing dates, and what kind of fertilizer.
The more notes, receipts, seed packets, and pictures you add to your gardening journal the more helpful it will be for the following growing seasons. If you tested your soil's PH, write down what you used to test it, when you tested it, what the PH was, and any amendments you may have added to it. Note any insect pest damage or critter damage. Take and keep photos of the actual insects, damage they've caused, and the course of action to rectify the situation. Pictures of your seed beds, seedlings, plants, blossoms, diseases and anything else you want to photo will be a great help in your future gardening endeavors.
Remember to keep your gardening journal up to date with:
all dates

what you have planted

what you have tried

what has worked well

what needs improvement

unusual changes to the weather

new insects, birds, butterflies

soil amendments

compost

changes, additions, or deletions that you may have made, etc.
Keep track of the nurseries you purchased seeds or plants from. Also any handouts you've acquired. Check with your local county extension office for handouts and garden journals.
After all these years I still get excited with each phase of the gardening season and the possibilities it brings. I'm still experimenting and learning something new everyday with all of the new techniques and theories that continually come out.
If some of your plants didn't make it this year, that's okay. It happens to all gardeners including me. For reasons we may never know a certain percentage of our plants (flowers, fruit, herbs, vegetables), just don't seem to make it sometimes. Other times we know why - due to an extremely rainy summer or we didn't provide for enough drainage, or we had a drought, or a hungry little rabbit that has decided to have it for lunch. Perhaps the bee population had decreased.
Sometimes these things just happen - we can't predict it, we're just left wondering what happened. Keeping track of everything in your gardening journal, may provide some clues as to what really did happen and help you prevent it the next season.
Extra Items To Include In Your Gardening Journal:
How you prepared your soil, exactly what you did

Seeds started indoors, when and exactly how you did it

Transplanting dates

Hardening off dates

To do list

Individual Plant Profiles

Fertilizing Schedule

Disease Control

Harvest, dates as well as plants that did well and those that didn't

Yield Amounts, did you grow enough, do you need to grow more next season

Records of Preserving Your Harvest: drying, canning, freezing, jellys, vinegars

Recipes for Canning, Freezing, etc

Tool maintenance unless you have a tool maintenance journal
Enjoy growing and using your herbs and do take time to sit out in your garden and enjoy the colors, aromatic scents, as well as the birds and butterflies that have taken up residence. While you're sitting there, make notes in your Gardening Journal. Take care, and take care of your garden!

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What Are Journal Articles?

Any ideas what journal articles are? Have you tried to write one before?
Scientists and engineers who want to present original work often do so by publishing them as journal articles in peer-reviewed publications. These types of writing tend to be similar to formal reports in content, although they tend to differ in length and format.
Because of the limited space that most journals can accommodate, submissions will usually need to be abridged from their original report versions, making some rewriting as well as a good software proofreader necessary.
Summaries will need to be either descriptive or informational with descriptive elements. Other summary formats usually won't serve the need to learn about the topic while taking up little space.
There is little to no room for appendices, so you might need to get rid of them.
Forget about tailoring the material for multiple audiences. The limited room makes having that unlikely. As such, try writing for as general an audience as you can handle, keeping in mind that the majority of people perusing it will likely be your peers in the industry, students and members of the academic community.
Basically, journal articles are usually picked through recommendations from professors and other influential individuals in the field, so look towards those people when hoping to get your work published in one. Different types of journal articles can be seen in these types of publications, including letters, research notes, full articles that range from five to twenty pages, supplemental articles and reviews.

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Money! It Makes The World Go Round

Money is one of those things that makes most of us crazy! You either have lots of it or none of it. It's seems that we give this commodity a lot more power than we should, to the point that it actually controls our lives and base our beliefs and values systems on it. Sometimes, there comes a time when we really need to think of money for exactly what it is, a state of mind. Our attitude towards wealth and money seems more important than any other aspect in our lives. For some it is even more important than anything else in the world. Which, from my point of view seems very sad indeed.
Let's think about it. How we think and feel about money seems to determine how we live in society these days. If we have lots of money, and a high paying job, then it seems logical to think that we are better off and positive about our future and in turn, others in society are likely to be attracted or think highly of us. However, If we don't have a great deal of money, don't have a job, or have the security of a permanent job, then we are much more inclined to develop disorders such as Depression and such as well as the opinion of other in society looking down on us for not 'Keeping up with the Jones'.
To instigate change in our thoughts about money, either having or not, we really must start with changing our mindset and our predetermined opinions we have towards others around money and social prosperity. From change comes the power and determination to adjust and really see the real value in life.
Here are some things you may like to do for those situations where you feel uncomfortable when you spend money, or feel depressed about your financial state, or at any other time when you need to keep positive of your outcome in life.
Gratitude
Be Grateful for what you have. This may sound basic and like something your parents used to say to you when you were little, but, to be honest, it works. Take a notepad and write down all the good things that you have in your life. Don't concentrate on what is lacking and don't focus of material possessions or bank balances. Think of things like: Your Best Friend, the love of your dog, a roof over your head, the birds that fly around in the garden. the heat that makes your shower hot, the family members you have in your life and so on. Once you've done this, write a list of the things that someone from across the other side of the world might have to feel grateful for in life. Compare the two lists and really think about the differences in your answers compared to the answers in the other list. Chances are you will have a lot more to feel grateful for than you realise.
Self Esteem
Whenever you feel bad or negative about money, try to see it for it really is. Whenever you receive your paycheck or you get that payment deposited into your bank account from a client sale, why not pause for a moment and think to yourself "I've earned this money by working hard for it but I will not take it for granted. The money itself is only a reward for my personal efforts, it is not an acknowledgement of my status in the world." To become successful is not just about how much money you have, it can also be about your reputation in your line of work. For me, being successful in my business is more about how many satisfied clients I have, rather than, how much money I have in the bank. My reputation in the business world and how far I have come in my journey is much more important to me than having money to flash around.
Money Journal
Creating priorities is essential to find the money you need for your own self-care. To decide what your priorities grab a note pad and create a list with these categories:

Amount Spent (e.g. $8.50)

On What (e.g. Books, Lunch, Songs or Apps)

Feelings (e.g. Felt guilty afterwards, Felt good to read to magazine)

Once you have written down all the things you have spent for one month have a look at the patterns and try to figure out what to spend your money on in the future. For example, I don't enjoy buying my lunch but I love buying apps for my PDA, so I make my own lunch and save money every week to buy a $20 music voucher so I can buy more of the things I like. By paying attention on how you feel when you buy things you can rearrange your resources to better suit your real needs and feel good about the things you buy instead of feeling guilty or feeling bad.
Intuition
Next time you want to buy something you want, why not get in the habit of asking yourself:

Do I really need this?

Why am I buying this?

If I buy this will I still have enough money to pay for...?

Give yourself time to try to hear your inner voice of wisdom. Asking these questions will trigger your intuition and help you when you're feeling unsure if you should buy that latest item or not. If you think about it before you act, you can think about the effect it may have if you buy it or if you don't. It may leave you short for that power bill you need to pay next week or it might be okay to buy it this week but you may not be able to buy the following week.
When it comes to money, I agree it does make the world go around but I feel that there is way too much emphasis on how much of it we have and the importance that some of put on money as being seen as a successful person. If you have tips, stories or comments then I'd love to hear from you.

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Rupert Murdoch – Chairman of News Corp, Owner of the Wall Street Journal

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was the birthplace of Keith Rupert Murdoch. He was born into a wealthy family in 1931 and his father was a leading owner of many newspapers. Young Murdoch was sent to Oxford University while a young teen and he was only 22 years old when the elder Murdoch suddenly died under what was deemed suspicious circumstances.
As the heir to the newspaper family business Keith Rupert began to assume many executive duties and in 1953 he became the managing director of the News Limited. Soon his attentions would focus on the expansion of the Murdoch empire and he set about acquiring many of the competing news publications.
His first buyout was the Perth based Sunday Times. The brash young businessman utilized many of the tabloid fundamentals that he had learned from both Lord Northcliffe. Soon the struggling Sunday Times had become a major success. Expanding his reach, Rupert Murdoch began acquiring other newspaper businesses such as The Daily Mirror. It would not be long before Murdoch took control of The Dominion paper in New Zealand. This would be followed by additional takeovers that would eventually lead to Rupert Murdoch becoming the dominant stock shareholder for the New Zealand Independent Newspapers Limited media group. He would retain this prominent position until 2003.
Murdoch was directly responsible for the debut of Australia's 1st daily newspaper to achieve national prominence, The Australian. This paper would help boost Rupert Murdoch's personal stock and would earn him a reputation for heading a serious, quality newspaper. Additional businesses were added to the rapidly expanding Murdoch network but once he had made conquests in Australia, New Zealand and Britain his eye was on moving into the US newspaper world.
The first of Murdoch's many acquisitions in the US would occur in 1973. This was the year when Rupert Murdoch would seal a deal that gave him the San Antonio Express-News. Shortly after this buy was completed he created a tabloid that would become a fixture on news stands and supermarket checkout aisles, The Star. 3 years after making his first US newspaper buyout Rupert Murdoch would take over the New York Post.
Murdoch still wanted to add to his thriving media empire and in order to purchase a US television station he became a naturalized United States citizen in September of 1985. His Fox Network would be embroiled in controversy and scrutiny at the beginning but today this network is a major player in the market. In 1995 Rupert Murdoch cinched a deal with communications giant MCI that provided for the development of The Weekly Standard which was to be a combined project involving both a news website and a magazine.
His most recent acquisition was that of the 2007 purchase of the US based financial journal, the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Company from the Bancroft family. The Bancrofts initially rebuffed the News Corp offers but after 3 months and a sweetened offer of $60 per share or just more than $5 billion.
Even though he has had to battle lawsuits, enormous debts and a shifting world economy Rupert Murdoch continues to be a leader in the world of media and communications. He recently celebrated his 79th birthday and his current personal net worth is estimated to be $4 billion dollars.