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Putin and Erdoğan: Seeing Double

High school student Janani Rangarajan shares her reactions and analysis of week four’s lesson on Turkey. 

The political trajectories of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia have several parallels. 849 more words


This One Time...in Retrospect.

There are many events throughout the course of life that bring people together:  birth, death, celebrations, and tragedies.  There are the moments that we snap photos of to help us remember; and, on the other hand, there are the moments that we bury deep in our memories and hope that we’ll find a way to forget. 453 more words


Meeting 4: The Trial of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Spoiler alert: If you do not yet know the results of Turkey’s presidential election, either read this article to catch up or stop reading this post!  302 more words

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Doubling the Power of the Reflective Seminar: The Liaison/Leader Duo

Author: Tim Coukart

     Summer Institute at St. Xavier was a massive shift from DePaul Summer Institute. While obvious changes would be the location of the campus as well as the on-site locations, different classes, new dorm-style, more gourmet food, and less surrounding entertainment, the biggest change would have to be in the way that the reflective seminars ran this year: we had essentially two reflective leaders instead of one, liaison and leader worked hand in hand to help us on our journey through second summer. 264 more words

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Looking Back on Summer Institute 2014

Focused Fitness would like to thank all the participants and presenters for another incredible Summer Institute. Here are some of the pictures of quality physical educators getting better!



Meeting 3: Life Lessons from Janet Napolitano

“I’m a turnip who fell off the truck,” joked  Janet Napolitano, our guest for the evening.

Janet Napolitano, the current president of the University of California and the former secretary of homeland security spoke with the Summer Institute about navigating high school and college, following passions and of course, her distinguished career in public service. 277 more words

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Beaufort County teachers prepare for new school year

BLUFFTON, SC (WJCL) – Beaufort County schools will go back in session on August 18th. But the district’s teachers are already preparing.

More than 1000 of Beaufort County’s teachers and faculty are back in class at Bluffton High School for the next three days. 148 more words

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