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katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

Agreed. I may check this out too. Looks like proof for the stickiness of "Too close to the forest to see the trees."

Nice. Not all of what we hear about those irresponsible spoiled kids is not true. They can be tougher and wiser than my generation in some ways. Good for them.

On a side note, what does this say about the human ability to espouse one belief, yet stand resolute on a completely contradictory decision. What would Jesus say about that one Methodist Church?

Or, is it a human failing when working in organizations, that we are able to think and act in such paradoxical manners?

Agreed. You can try and B.S. the kids, but even though it is "beneficial" in the short term, you lose respect for treating them like nitwits. It's a lose-lose proposition.

I've gotten around this policy by marking zeroes as zeroes. Students can earn the proper credit by completing the assignment before the end of the marking period for any practice assignments. For quiz assessments, they may earn half-credit back by demonstrating knowledge through quiz corrections. As for tests, they get what they get. I'll have students, rarely, turn in a test with just a name on it. In the grade system, they get the zero, with the note, "Bummer, you turned in your test with just your name on it".

To be compliant with my school district, as I finalize grades for the marking period, I replace all assessment grades lower than 50% with a 50% score with a note mentioning the policy and that the student did score lower than 50%.

So far this seems to work well.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

Yeah, human body is so resilient. I've done the 72 hour fast three times and I now fast one day a week for 24 hours, from Wednesday breakfast to Thursday breakfast. I expect that I'll fast for 72 hours once or twice a year from now on as well. I see it as spring cleaning for the human body.

I found a surprising revelation of fasting was how habituated I am to eating at regular intervals. After fasting past 24 hours, when my glucose reserves were used up, and my body entered ketosis, my actual feelings of hunger leveled off. I could easily forget the hunger by staying engaged in some other activity.

That is, until my regular meal times. During regular meal times, I found I'd have an increase in the desire to eat that was definitely not related to my feelings of hunger. For example, I'd walk through my kitchen and find myself reaching to open the fridge, or planning out a meal, as it was meal time. I'd catch myself, and remembering I was fasting, and move on. It was so weird, but it was cool as this experience has made me aware of how my eating habits are actual habits that affect me on a not quite conscious level. Now that I am more conscious of these habitual feelings, I have an easier time making healthier eating habits.

    As the league’s first openly salaried club, the Red Stockings made professionalism – which had been previously frowned upon – acceptable to the American public.

Sounds similar to grumblings about paying modern day collegiate athletes, rather than continue to have them operate as, tuition aside, indentured servants for their schools.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

    How comfortable someone is with human engagement could become a new class marker.

     I can see this in my 8th grade math students. Those that come prepared for, and take, high school algebra in the 8th grade come from homes of means.  By and large, they are the most socially engaged and industrious students I have.  

     My classes with students of lesser means often freak out when I present a new seating chart.  "I can't/won't sit by him/her" occurs in 3-5 times in those classes.   In my 8th grade Algebra I, classes, students that come from places of high social interaction, students know that human interaction is paramount to success and they hardly grumble at new seating.
katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

Awesome for you bro. I'm looking at just under five hours left (I started at 6:00pm on Thursday). I'm most surprised right now at how good I'm feeling.

My cognition seems a bit foggy too, but I'm really not that hungry at all. I've got a sense of, "Yeah, man, some food would be really good right now...", but I'm not feeling nearly as strong a sense of hunger as I did yesterday.

It's as though my body has now shifted into, "low power mode". I have been busy all morning with my family too and I'm wondering if that may have helped.

Last time I fasted like this I did a 2 mile run at hour 65 or so to see what It would feel like. It's 25 degrees out here and I won't be doing it today, although I am going ice skating with my kids.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

Consuming something that tastes like food. Food porn. How’s it going now?

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: katakowsj

Location: Detroit Metro Area

Age: 45

Hubskier for 2896 days.

Current Preoccupation: Maintaining my health. I’m 26 hours into a 72 hour fast. Had brain cancer in 2102. Dealt with it then, but had a “funny” MRI this last week. Could be bad news.

My excellent brother mk has recently come up with a regimen that we will hopefully ward off the bad stuff long term.

The fasting is the opening of a can of whoop-ass on any remaining cells gone wrong.

I also teach the 8th grade in a public school. It’s awesome and never without challenges or rewarding moments.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

First time using imgur. Hope this works.

My nine year old daughter has five friends over for her birthday. They just finished ice skating and I've been the gofer for them.

Sucked at first, but once I got moving I forgot the hunger and warmed up. Just sitting by the fire now.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

How about some thumb carnage photos?

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

This is my third 72 hour fast. If you’re dizzy, it could be your electrolyte levels. The second time I fasted, I found that 6-8 ounces of zero calorie Gatorade helped me perk up when I started feeling light-headed.

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