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Logic and Languages Help Our Future, on Day 30/67

      My thoughts on Day 30/67, 5 Month GED, Similar Triangle Ratios, and Adulting as lifelong language learning learners, in week 8/18, have been on applying logic to similar languages and contexts (and on how reading anything interesting transfers to reading other materials, like voter registration and ballot text…) in ways that help connect ideas, as a mind-map does:
  BestMindMap
Studying different languages, and applying those other ways of thinking in the context of a different grammatical system, but similar context of needing to communicate ideas, are also crucial in the voting process, and

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   Voting in the upcoming midterms is crucial to our republic, and to our future.

Shira

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/Protector & Sihirli AnnemLupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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Esperanto & Spanish as Bridge Languages/como Idiomas Puentes?

I love languages, and have always found them easy to learn, particularly starting with Latin American Spanish, but I am told that many people find even this a difficult language to learn.  So, how about Esperanto as a very easy language to learn as a bridge to more difficult languages? / Adoro los idiomas, y siempre los he aprendido con facilidad, sobre todo empezando con el Español latino, pero me dicen que mucha gente no pueden aprender aun este idioma.  Entonces, por que no intenta con Esperanto, ya que es un idioma muy facil, como puente hacia los idiomas mas dificiles?

After all, language exposure does build empathy, and our world sorely needs more!

Shira

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La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P4e2: “Berlin…” and No Empathy Ruins Even A Criminal’s Day

      The less said about this guy, the better: again, Berlin, please stay dead, and stop singing!!  In the reverse order!

   This series really is an exercise in showing why empathy is so important to have a functioning society.  Even these criminals need empathy in order to make their group function, and it shows when they don’t have any.  Not even criminal groups can function when a sociopath or a psychopath is in charge, right, Berlin, Palermo, and Gandia???

 

Poor Antonyanzas!!

Seriously…

    Last  week  was  Part 4, ep.1: La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P4e1: “Game Over…” and Kids Need Empathy!

and

Next week is:   ,

  “Somos la resistencia.”

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): When Your Mom Really IS a Fairy GodMother…

        Last week, the kids declared war on  the parents privacy.  Who won? 

  (As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

    Last week, the kids made a plan to stop their dad and new step-mom from having another kid:    by not giving these adults a split-second alone together!

   But they forgot one important thing:  she really is their Fairy step-mother!  b1Son

My gosh, how do I sometimes forget that I am a Fairy!

And so…  b1Bitti

      off to sleep the kids go!!

Next week we will start episode 2:   ;

Shira

Hoşça Kalın!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the tie ins with interracial marriage and same sex marriage,  to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P4e1: “Game Over…” and Kids Need Empathy!

      This is the first time anyone has asked to go to jail.   

    This lady has no empathy:  please let her not raise that child…

Plan Hamelîn…   cool!

No, Berlin, please stay dead, and stop singing!!  In the reverse order!

Poor Pamuk (so Marsella also speaks Turkish??)!!  What kind of kids would do that??

Fase 3: Resistir/Phase 3:  Hold On 

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Ayy…

  “Somos la resistencia.”  Ahora, si…

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Will The Kids Win?

        Last time, we saw a woman owned business: Turkish Tuesdays: Sihirli Annem (My Magical Mother): Worker Owned Women’s Business Role Models

    As I noted previously, the Youtube video has CCs in English and Turkish…), and having the Closed Captions available makes it easy to go back and read the words missed in listening, greatly speeding my language learning.  I hope it does the same for you.

    Now, with the help of a bit of very uncomfortable and not very specific explaining from Feruze, 

the kids have a plan to stop their dad and new step-mom from having another kid:    by not giving these adults a split-second alone together!

   Kids!!

Next week we will see if their plan works:   ;

Shira

Hoşça Kalın!

Action Items:

1.) Share two different sources related to the Sihirli Annem series, and to the tie ins with interracial marriage and same sex marriage,  to this series.

2.) Share your thoughts on how a TV show might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Reviews

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

ShiraDest

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La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P3e8: “Astray” & A Note on Believability

      This whole show is starting to go astray! 

Ok, unlike fiction, which allows a reader to suspend disbelief if sufficiently well written (which this scene was not, for me, anyway), non-fiction must be credible, backed by either good reasoning, or good evidence.  That is where life long education comes in.   Ok, back to this bad episode of language-learning (in Castillian):

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   I do love the plans within a plan, but this Harry Potter moment is a bit much: hilarious, but not as if they’d believe it, on no other evidence.

   Now, this manipulation, yes, quite believable, unfortunately.

Ayy…

And hang on, here.  If the Professor’s father was supposed to have fought with the Partisans in Italy, hence teaching him the song Bella Ciao, then why would he have ended up having kids in Franco’s Spain?

  “Somos la resistencia.”   Ahora, Si…

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading   #Project Do Better.

Shira

Thursday Stories -La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) p3e7: Traumatic “Vacacciones…”

   This is a good way, through story, to show the harm done to all of society when any person is tortured, especially by a government:  

    He’s back with the band!  But not quite all in one piece…  rack_-_torture_28psf29  

Oh, no, not him again!!

    Last  week  was Part 3, ep : Thoughtless Commentary Thursdays -La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Part 3, ep. 6: “Todo Insignificante” !!  compared to what we know, now…   

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Next week is: La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P3e8: “Astray” & A Note on Believability ;

  “Somos la resistencia.”   Ahora, si…

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

Thoughtless Commentary Thursdays -La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Part 3, ep. 6: “Todo Insignificante” !!

      Gross, Denver, idiot…

         Excellent, Profe!   Make your enemies sing your song!! 

   And what a beautiful song!

  “Somos la resistencia.”

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) P3e5: “Boom, Boom, Ciao” and Debt vs. Secrets

What is more important than debt, and debt forgiveness, to a government, especially, or  Its dirty secrets… ??

 

Gross, Palermo, gross!!

   Hmm, ok, yes, any government would do anything to keep those secrets secret.

And once again, Nairobi is right  PorNairo(where was her brain before, when she had her kid?)

Finally: a good reason to have a beautiful (if impossible) plan…

      Excellent, Profe! 

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  “Somos la resistencia.”  Ahora, Si…

   “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes…

Shira  

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance…

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira