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58 minutes ago, Laghail said:

Oh yeah, and I maturity-ied, and dropped my working max on squat, back to where I had solid depth. Because I can adult damnit.

I'm right there with you. I dropped my working max on Squat all the way to 90 because I kept stalling so much.

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5 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

I don't hate the Socratic method - done right it seems like it should be good for fostering autonomy and resourcefulness within the students to understand how to derive their own knowledge in the future. Done wrong, it makes you come off like a prick and annoys the tar out of your students. Also a pre-req: the students need to give a damn (this is where my high school physics teacher went awry).

 

I have nothing against it, it is absolutely effective - as you said, done right. 

We do it wrong. Not as bad as you described, we actually just completely teach our faculty to abuse the term "Socratic Questioning" and mis-apply it to what would more properly be termed informal lecture with open-ended questioning, or sometimes large-group discussion. In fairness, our faculty gets relatively little training before I get them, so probably should not be expected to grasp the subtleties. Still, though, hearing it constantly misapplied affects me in the same way as chronic misuse of caveat. To wit

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3 hours ago, Laghail said:

 

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Icelandic resources are thin on the ground. I know the German sprachbund provided rich resources, but I didn't realize how rich until I started playing with a language from a smaller language community. Cripes. So far, I've found a Mango Course and Icelandic Online. Using Mango first for some fast vocab and enunciation pain. Good. God. </whining>

 

Sympathies - I thought I had it bad trying to find Welsh resources, but I bet it's easier than Icelandic. You are a brave adventurer indeed. 

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5 hours ago, Laghail said:


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That made me laugh so much more than it probably should have... 

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2 hours ago, Gemma said:

 

I have nothing against it, it is absolutely effective - as you said, done right. 

We do it wrong. Not as bad as you described, we actually just completely teach our faculty to abuse the term "Socratic Questioning" and mis-apply it to what would more properly be termed informal lecture with open-ended questioning, or sometimes large-group discussion. In fairness, our faculty gets relatively little training before I get them, so probably should not be expected to grasp the subtleties. Still, though, hearing it constantly misapplied affects me in the same way as chronic misuse of caveat. To wit

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Yes!! I get that way with people misusing physics terms and people making completely wrong claims about the human body (like a fellow dance teacher who claims that letting the shin incline in front of the ankle isn’t a strong position...umm have you seen how every athlete ever jumps?)

 

11 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

That made me laugh so much more than it probably should have... 

Ditto!

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32 minutes ago, MikeWazowski said:

 (like a fellow dance teacher who claims that letting the shin incline in front of the ankle isn’t a strong position...umm have you seen how every athlete ever jumps?)

 

wtf? 

 

Time to start watching NFL games. Specifically, those really big guys who hold the line right in front of the quarterback, and the equally large guys who try to move them.

 

That's not an incorrect claim about the human body. That's just dumb. :P 

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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28 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

wtf? 

 

Time to start watching NFL games. Specifically, those really big guys who hold the line right in front of the quarterback, and the equally large guys who try to move them.

 

That's not an incorrect claim about the human body. That's just dumb. :P 

Probs true. It's what happens when you don't have any formal training in biomechanics and just assume every yoga position correction you get in your practice is universally applicable to human movement and not just possibly a quirk of a particular yoga position.

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And sometimes it's just a failed pizza  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The adventurous spirit is enterprising regardless!

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On 2/5/2018 at 6:44 PM, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

I used to read WOT, but I think that I only got to book 7 and then lost interest...not sure if it's worth another attempt? 

 

This.  I'm pretty sure I read up to the book with a chapter that consisted completely of a description of a dress and called it there.  Was like 52 hours of audiobook and only 20 hours of it was worth my time. 

 

Also:

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First things first, your daily(ish) dose of SATW Iceland, in honor of my study group hitting 45 members. The size makes it more of a resource sharing group, but after letting the members gel this past weekend, I'll be setting up newbie conversation dates. Like 15 mins to let everyone (that shows up) in a group video call play Uke or Tori in a - "how are you?" "I am fine" - style beginner conversation. 

 

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Note to self: Do not laugh until chest cold is gone. :P 

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Reading Challenge Thread 2022

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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Today's reminder that you're weak AF.

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I come here to say hi and get bombarded with Ayn Rand what the hell man? I feel like there are a lot of better ways to go with Nietzsche. I mean he literally has quotes about love and marriage. 

 

Also the Fallacy man comic is good. reminds me of this awesome little book of bad arguments https://bookofbadarguments.com/

 

anyway how are the squats going? 

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Stay awhile... we're liftin'

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1 hour ago, Deckard Gainz said:

I feel like there are a lot of better ways to go with Nietzsche. I mean he literally has quotes about love and marriage. 

This one made me laugh out loud though, so perhaps it was a good choice after all. 

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