The archived version of the beloved savethewords.org
The archived version of the beloved savethewords.org
An explanation of Facebook as one man sees it.
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A pretty good mix of the Lonely Goatheard from the sound of music
This is an activity list for the Barony of THREE RIVERS. Located near St. Louis Missouri. A branch of the SCA.
Free ebook written by Charles Dickens from google.
This is a website created by an alliance of webcomic creators to help stop and prevent human trafficking in the us and around the world. They support the non-for-profit agencies Love 146 and Gracehaven.
Every recipe for watermelon rind you'll ever need.
Doctors without borders is an awesome organization of doctors who volunteer their time and supplies to do both simple and life saving operations in places where it is not otherwise possible or affordable.
A good view of the potential for the x-box kinect. Especially real world uses.
Open DNS is a free network that has been the most effective anti-phishing and anti-porn blocker I have used or seen.
Large Alphabetical list of Leading Classical artists
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MOTIVATING WITH RESPECT
Successful motivation should be based on the psychological laws of learning. Young people learn to follow patterns that produce results that are satisfactory to them.
Young people need to be motivated, not only to produce in athletics but also to exhibit self-discipline and responsible behavior. They need to be motivated to face the challenges and obligations of living. They must learn the art of self-control. They should be equipped with the personal strength needed to meet the demands imposed on them by their school, coach, peer group, and community.
There are those who believe that such characteristics cannot be taught (motivated). They say that the best you can do is send your athletes down the path of least resistance, as you sweep aside any hurdles they might encounter. The advocates of this laissez-faire philosophy would recommend that kids be allowed to fail in school, on the field, in the home, and anywhere else. In other words, let your athletes "do their own thing."
I reject this notion and have accumulated considerable evidence to refute it. Permissiveness has not been a failure; it has been a disaster. Kids thrive best in a coaching situation that has an atmosphere of genuine love, undergirded by reasonable, consistent discipline and enthusiastic motivation. Jack London wrote, "The best measurement of anything should be: does it work?" Motivation, as I practice it, works.
The key to motivation is mutual respect. If you want the young athletes on your team to respect you, you must respect them. The only way this can happen is if you apply equal amounts of love and discipline. Then the motivation will naturally fall into place.
MOTIVATING FOR LIFE
This list is adapted and expanded from one originally compiled by Harry Schneider, coach of the Middle Country cross country team at Centereach High School, New York.
1. Compliment three people every day.
2. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
3. Have a firm handshake.
4. Look people in the eye.
5. Say "thank you" a lot; write thank-you notes promptly.
6. Take time to listen to your favorite music all alone once each week.
7. Sing along with songs that you like.
8. Stand at attention and put your hand over your heart when singing the National Anthem.
9. Learn to identify the music of Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven.
10. Be the first to say "hello."
11. Return all things you borrow.
12. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
13. Keep secrets.
14. Never give up on anyone.
15. Remember that miracles happen every day.
16. Show respect for teachers, for the police, and for your elders.
17. Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade"; instead learn the trade.
18. Control your temper.
19. Put the cap back on the toothpaste.
20. Take out the garbage without being told.
21. Enjoy beautiful things; always have something beautiful in sight.
22. Smile a lot; smile at someone once each hour for one full day.
23. Take responsibility for everything that you do or fail to do.
24. Accept a compliment with a simple "thank you."
25. Live so that when others think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
26. Use your sense of humor to amuse, not abuse.
27. Dot your "i's" and cross your "t's."
28. Be brave; even if you're not, pretend to be, because no one can tell the difference.
29. Touch the ones you love.
30. Don't take good health and your body for granted.
31. Don't mess with drugs, alcohol, or smoking; enjoying life will give you everything the drugs could give you.
32. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
33. Earn trust, and learn to trust.
34. Slow dance.
35. Refill ice-cube trays.
36. Choose your friends carefully; you will influence each other greatly.
37. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out.
38. Don't miss class.
39. Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
40. Go for a walk alone at least once a week.
41. Never cheat.
42. Put a marshmallow in your hot chocolate.
43. Learn CPR.
44. Learn to listen; opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
45. Know how to tie a tie.
46. Remember people's names.
47. When people are relating an important event that happened to them, don't try to top them with a story of your own; let them have the stage.
48. Be on time.
49. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
50. Strive for excellence, not perfection.
51. Avoid negative people.
52. Be neat.
53. Realize that the person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.
54. Be kinder than necessary.
55. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
56. Never take action when you're angry.
57. Battle against prejudice or discri
He's not homeless, but he is doing it to inspire people to help the homeless. He has links on his youtube site.