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Friday, September 9, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to "Jay Houston" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

Answer: Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."

HINT: (1796 - 1859) an American politician and educational reformer who promoted the conception that education should be universal, non-sectarian and free, arguing that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation's unruly children into disciplined, judicious republican citizens.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In colonial times and into the early decades of the 19th century, most teachers were men. From the 1820s to 1830s, as more public schools (called Common Schools) were built and more men were siphoned off by more prestigious professions, women began to take over the schoolroom. The feminization of teaching not only change how society perceived women, but how women perceived themselves.

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A University of Pennsylvania study found that 33 percent of teachers leave within the first three years of beginning their careers and 46 percent leave within the first five. The numbers have been increasing since the late 1980s.

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The most common reason a person leaves teaching is the low salary.

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Researchers note a teacher should be compared to those of other high stress jobs, such as air-traffic controllers, firefighters, or pilots.

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Teachers have an equal turnover rate to police officers and less than child care workers, secretaries, and paralegals. Teaching has a higher turnover rate than nursing and a far higher turnover than "traditionally respected professions" such as law, engineering, architecture, and academia.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."

ANSWER: Horace Mann

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