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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

“We set out to test whether the unconscious mind could catch a liar – even when the conscious mind failed,” says ten Brinke. Along with Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Dana R. Carney, lead author ten Brinke and Dayna Stimson (BS 2013, Psychology), hypothesized that these seemingly paradoxical findings may be accounted for by unconscious mental processes.

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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Mirka Christesen compiles events that she actually experienced as a teacher in different countries

Written by Xlibris.com on 07 January 2013.

RALEIGH, N.C. – In an exciting compilation that moves smoothly from one country to another, author Mirka Christesen offers to readers a glimpse of what occurs in the classrooms based on her experiences as a teacher in the United States of America, Germany and The Czech Republic. In If School Desks Could Speak, readers will find out what will happen to a high school senior who addresses his teacher as “babe” or what words a seventh-grade boy made his teacher lose her cool, and many other situations.

 

What if school desks could speak, what would these silent witnesses of school life’s pulse say? Readers will uncover the answer to this and many other questions within the pages of this book. If School Desks Could Speak is a collection of true, humorous and heartening vignettes from the classrooms of middle- and high-school students on both sides of the Atlantic. From being addressed as ‘babe’ to finding a father’s personal item glowing in the dark; from dodging flying spit balls to flying business class; from confiscating student amorous messages to helping a teenage mother cope with an unplanned pregnancy, these are only a few examples of life in the trenches.

In If School Desks Could Speak, Christesen has revealed an honest testimony to the real world of a classroom teacher. These diverse situations will take the readers on exciting, humorous and absolutely heartening adventure. It is entertaining, inspiring and also educational.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Mirka Christesen is a graduate in English & Russian from Charles University in Prague. On her first job as a reporter in the English section of Radio Prague, she interviewed among others Aaron Copeland and the American opera singer Robert Christesen, whom she later married. They moved to Germany where she worked as an English and Russian high school and college teacher. After relocating to the USA in 1985, Christesen taught English and worked as the Academically Gifted Coordinator at several middle and high schools in the Raleigh area. She was named 1996 Wake County and North Carolina Academically Gifted Teacher of the Year, 2000 Wake Forest Rotary Humanitarian of the Year, and 2001 NC Middle School Character Educator of the Year. She authored the book “Character Kaleidoscope” and lives with her husband in Raleigh.

 

If School Desks Could Speak * by Mirka Christesen

Publication Date: October 26, 2012

Trade Paperback; $19.99; 143 pages; 978-1-4797-3766-6

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