What is the elastic rebound theory?

  Respond to student postsAnnette WashingtonPart 1There are many characteristics that effective leaders of change must have.  Leaders of change have to have good communication skills.  They will have to communicate changes and other important information with the shareholders and stakeholders.  Effective change leaders also have to have the ability to lead.  They must be able to do the work that they expect others to do and lead by example. They have to adapt and understanding that changes will always in the workplace.  The most effective way to handle change is to be able to adapt to changes. Effective change leaders are organized.  Organizational skills are necessary for the organization to function properly.  In order for leaders to get respect from the employees they have to be respectful themselves.  Respect from all will create a positive working environment where effective production can occur.  Good leaders are understandable and work well with people.  They have compassion for others.  I have been blessed with my work experience.  All of the leaders that I have worked under all were effective leaders of change and displayed these characteristics. I have always worked in positive working environments and I believe that this is because everyone was respectful of each other.      Part 2The key stakeholders are students, educators, parents, and school personnel. Problem:  Parents were upset because they did not feel they received enough information regarding the Common Core State Standards. Many parents do not support the standards because they do not understand them.  Solution:  Inform the parents and get the correct information about the Common Core State Standards to them. Communication is very important.  We have to have open communication with parents.  They should feel comfortable enough to discuss any issues that they have with us. They should be encouraged to be active in the schools and classrooms.  All educators and school officials have to be knowledgeable of the Common Core State Standards and be able to answer any questions that the parents may have regarding the standards.  It is our duty as educators and school leaders to inform the parents of any changes in their child’s education.  We have to do our part to gain and keep their trust. Parents are a critical part of their child’s education. That is why it is important for them to get involved and stay involved in their child’s education. This includes being willing to support the Common Core State Standards.  This means they have to have an understanding of them and how they work.
Sheymirra Tyree post Part 1Effective leaders of change are individuals who are passionate and constantly strive to make improvements in the world, community, and/or work environment. This type of leader does not need any added motivation because their desire to create change is all that is needed to keep pushing forward. In my previous work experience I have worked with leaders who embraced their role and created almost a family environment that consisted of staff that truly liked and respected each other. I have also worked under leadership that was so challenging that the staff grew closer out of a mutual dislike for management.In both cases, staff can be seen coming together over shared interests, but it is more productive when staff is able to do so under a quality leader.  For instance, I once worked with an early childhood teacher who taught in the three-year-old classroom. Prior to coming to the child care center, she had taught in the public school system as an elementary school teacher. Her educational background and teaching experience brought a wealth of knowledge to the center. Still, what made her stand out the most was her passion and dedication for the children in her care. People who are successful and creating change know the best way to be effective is to constantly make small changes to the change process (Swing, 2009). When other teachers wanted to give up on the challenging child who had daily outbursts, she was doing research to find ways to reach him and improve the overall learning experience in her classroom. The extra steps she took to work with him and his parents did not go unnoticed and she was soon promoted to director at another location. It was evident that she had the vision, insight, and skill to create innovative solutions to provide effective learning opportunities for children (Claudet, 2010).Part 2Problem Statement: Early intervention training should be a requirement for early childhood teachers and providers.  To better address this issue the primary stakeholders must come together in agreement for the sake of providing the best learning environment for the children enrolled at the childcare center. This would include a meeting with early childcare providers/teachers, parents, and early intervention specialists. Although providing early intervention services in childcare may be costlier on the front end, it actually results in being the most economic choice on the back end as children enter primary school (Rand Labor & Population, 2005).A possible risk for teaching early intervention methods to childcare teachers are that the methods may not be used properly. However, the pros could result in teachers feeling confident and developing the skills to deal with complex children while maintaining a level head and professionalism. With that being said, I have devised four questions pertaining to this issue for the stakeholders:

Are you equipped to care for children who could be suffering from undiagnosed learning and behavior disorders?
What policies and procedures are in place to aid overstressed teachers and keep the children safe?
Can you afford additional staff to allow for one on one interaction for the child that requires more attention?
Can you afford a lawsuit?

It is important that the stakeholders are able to answer yes to questions 1, 2, and 4, and have adequate policies and procedures in place.  This will reveal whether or not the stakeholders are able to provide appropriate care to all children. If they are not able to answer yes and do not have policies and procedures in place than they could be setting themselves up for disaster. Early intervention programs are more effective when the caregivers receive better training and are college educated (Rand Labor & Population, 2005).
Ciara post  Growing up obese myself, the obesity epidemic has always been hard and uncomfortable to talk about. Although I’ve never been big on eating fast food and I hate sodas, I’ve always been plus size and it’s always been a struggle for me. When I watch videos like these, it makes me wonder what exactly am I putting in my body. From the outside looking in, I actually eat pretty healthy but nowadays even healthy food is bad for you. Food is so processed and chemically altered that there’s no wonder people are obese and having to medicate obesity related issues which in turn makes the pharmaceutical companies lots of money. Obesity is definitely one huge problem and it doesn’t make sense that more hasn’t been done about it. “You are what you eat” will always be true and if you aren’t fueling your body with the right things, you won’t feel right.
Kelly post
The surgeon general was absolutely right when mentioning that the “most pressing issue” was obesity.  He said it best.  It is the Killer Within.  As you can see by the graph of America, since 1985 the obesity rate has skyrocketed.As we look at what obesity does to our bodies, it is clear to see that our life expectancy will suffer as well.  It seems we are raising a generation of children to only die young.When looking at what obesity does to a body, the list is so long.    The long term affects on the integumentary system can include resistance of insulin in your body, and eventually a person can get diabetes or further conditions.  Skin conditions related to obesity can include changes in collagen structure. Collagen forms the structure of the skin and helps in wound healing.  Other issues can include increased acne, profuse sweating and a decrease in blood circulation.  Obesity also raises the risk of fatty liver disease, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis and certain cancers.   Deteriorating bone density and muscle mass is another side effect of increase weight.   The inability to move the joints and tendons in the body due to trying to carry additional weight.  This will lead to Osteoarthritis and the breakdown of bone density due to fatty lipids in the body.
How does diet and lifestyles affect the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular system? no specific words amount just answer it thoroughly.  Why is most of the volcanic activity in the United States located in the Pacific West region? What features of the Hawaiian Islands are explained by plate tectonics? Do the features of the Hawaiian Islands make a good or a poor case for plate tectonics? Why? If you understand how the Hawaiian Islands were formed geologically, can you determine the relative age of the islands? How accurate would your determination be?

What is the elastic rebound theory? 100 words  

Compare and contrast perspectives on multiculturalism and indigenous social movements in New Zealand and Australia.

 Assignment 08
GE350 World Geography

Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. When called for, sources must be cited in APA format. You can refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements. Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essay responses. (4 pages total)

This assignment requires you to write essays in response to all of the following:

Part A  With respect to economic factors in Latin America, describe export dependence, import substitution, debt crises, and the impact of free trade agreements such as NAFTA.

Part B Identify observed and potential impacts of climate change in China and Japan over the last 50 years.

Part C  Compare and contrast perspectives on multiculturalism and indigenous social movements in New Zealand and Australia. 

Describe the four physiographic regions of Europe.

 Assignment 04
GE350 World Geography

Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. When called for, sources must be cited in APA format. You can refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements. Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essay responses. (4 pages total)

This assignment requires you to write essays in response to all of the following:

Part A  In your own words, describe the four physiographic regions of Europe.

Part B Briefly, in respect to the rise of the Russian Empire, outline key events that shaped Russian history between the 15th century and 1904. 

Part C  Describe the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and the impact of the mandate system imposed on that imperial region following World War I. 

Coral Reef Degradation

WOP3 Coral Reef Degradation Instructions ( in the document ) 

WOP3 is SO important, I can hardly state it enough; what would we think of ourselves if we were really and truly responsible for the complete loss of the world’s coral reefs? That may be overstating the case, but right now, the evidence for loss of coral reefs is not pretty at all. Please read the Instructions file, research through your text and the links provided (plus any other resources that you choose), and start your postings here!
Your first posting on this Discussion will be a Reply to this Introduction. Label your first reply with your first and last names and the number and title of your topic. Then watch the discussion for replies by your colleagues. Pick at least any two, and ask at least one question for each. You need not wait for colleagues to reply to your post. Put the name of your colleague at the top of each of these posts.
 You are welcome to add (embed) an image of your topic, but please, just one image per student!
 Don’t forget to cite your resources, and be sure that your replies add substance to the discussion. It isn’t sufficient to simply congratulate a colleague for how ‘nice’ their post is! You need to ask questions about the topic, or ask for more information.

The assignment: Select an article for discussion pertaining to Russia and the Po

The assignment:
Select an article for discussion pertaining to Russia and the Post-Soviet States.

Discuss your chosen article using the World Regional Article Worksheet. Make sure to articulate geographic themes you read in the corresponding chapter. You may use any credible news source to find your article using a medium that is comfortable for you (i.e. printed news paper, online, etc).

Make sure you understand the 5 themes of geography before completing the worksheet. More information on the 5 themes can be found at: http://geography.about.com/od/teachgeography/a/5themes.htm

  1. What has been the overall effect of manufacturing on the environment of Eur

 
1. What has been the overall effect of manufacturing on the environment of Europe?

2. What relationships exist between European climate and population?  How do European population densities differ from those of Middle and  South America?

3. In what way do you think the welfare/social protection systems of European nations impact migration to Europe?

4. How will migration trends likely affect the future population density of Europe?

  Cut and paste the video link onto your browser, and watch “How the Earth was m

 
Cut and paste the video link onto your browser, and watch “How the Earth was made S1 E1 — San Andreas” posted by WorldHistory (2017).  You will need one hour and a bowl of popcorn.  Then write a two-full-pages summary and it must include a minimum of 15 fun facts about the San Andreas fault.  This should take you the same amount of time as hiking to the San Andreas fault and taking notes along the way. Your two-page paper must include 1 inch margins, 12 point font that is easily read, and 1.5 inch spacing between lines.  
Any deviations from content, format, or length of paper (except a longer paper) will result in a lower grade.

  Consider the following: Imagine that you work for the United States Department

Consider the following: Imagine that you work for the United States Department of Agriculture. One of the farmers in your geographical area asks you what kind of crop would grow most effectively on the farm. Provide advice for this farmer.
Write at least a 700-word paper on soil composition in your geographical area.
Address the following in your paper:

The composition of soils
How soils are formed
The uses of soils
The kinds of crops that grow most effectively in your geographical area

Include photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

     Your answer should reflect knowledge of the topic applying the concepts lea

Your answer should reflect knowledge of the topic applying the concepts learned in our course, and, most importantly, using your own words. It is not allowed to work on teams. Explain your answer in NO less than 500 words and no more than 800 words. Essays that are less than 500 words in total will lose points. The word count does not include your name, PID, the title of your essay, or if you copy the question posed in your work. Your work must also include at- least a one-page image (picture) related to the examples provided. 

You must format your work according to the required Technical Aspects described in the course syllabus: a) 12-point font (Arial, Times New Roman, Garamond, or Book Antiqua); one-inch margins all around; double-spaced; and, number the pages