Habit of the Mind
Listening with understanding and empathy: Understanding others! Devoting mental energy to another person's thoughts or ideas; make an effort to perceive another's point of view and emotions.
Practice the power of paraphrasing! When you paraphrase, you are checking in with the speaker to see if you are getting it. Not just the facts, but also the feelings underneath. When you paraphrase you take some of their words, but you weave them into a slightly more expanded version, which you offer back in a tentative, somewhat questioning tone of voice.
SAT Word of the Day
hiatus (noun): time away from work; a break
Remember this: Bosses hate us for going on hiatus.
...From The SAT Word Slam, by Jodi Fodor
McKinney - Vento Homeless Act (MVA)
If you were homeless or transferred schools between October 1, 2005, and June 26, 2008, you may be eligible for MVA services and have the right to transfer back to your school of origin if feasible. For more information, stop by the Registrar's office to obtain a letter from Superintendent Kathryn S. Matayoshi.
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