• Dr. Williamson knows about climate change. There is no need to explain what it is and it’s repercussions to him. If I were him, I would be wondering who exactly is part of your team and how you guys are actively working to reduce the severity of climate change. Sure, you may be making posters and presenting to middle schoolers, but what are you…[Read more]

  • How can middle schoolers make members of the LGBTQ+ community feel welcome through their every day actions? In what ways can I show that I am supportive of all genders and sexualities without being part of a specific organization. I want to help make people feel comfortable. It almost feels like the things proposed in this piece are targeted…[Read more]

  • This describes cohesion as the degree to which task and social bonds exist within a group and their motivation to succeed in a task or participate in a social activity. It has also been defined as factors that

  • Thank you for sharing your personal story in addition to supporting it with legal events. I didn’t realize that people made such a big deal out of trans people using one bathroom or another. While you say that unisex and gender neutral bathrooms can help resolve the problem, what happens when it is not possible for a building to accommodate for a…[Read more]

  • You seem like a very interesting person. I would love to learn more about you and have some more examples of what type of graffiti you enjoy and maybe some that you do not (if any). I would also like to know how you would react to someone who dislikes graffiti because they believe it is damaging or ugly. Can’t wait to hear more from you in the future.

  • I had no idea that these new advancements were being made. I would love more specifics on what we are learning and how it impacts the scientific community. How are gravitational waves detected and what are the causes? I hope to see more research from you in the future.

  • I didn’t know that charter schools were public schools. I would love more information on why charter schools do not receive as much funding. I am also curious about why not all schools would be structured like charter schools if the level of education is so much better. Personally, I go to a private school which my parents pay for. My school does…[Read more]

  • Ive heard a lot about our coral reefs being damaged, but I never knew why. Do you think that there is any way to reverse the damage done or minimize further damage? What sort of implications will this have on the ecosystem of the ocean in addition to tourist attractions and the economy? I would love to hear more from you.

  • In my research so far, I have found that team cohesion is related to leadership and coaching style. This source, however, mentions a couple problems when it comes to studies researching cohesion. Typically,

    • Olivia, I really enjoyed this post and I think you have a very interesting topic. This study did a good job at looking at what other studies did and then improving. I especially liked when you talked about how “high levels of positive feedback, training, and instruction lead to higher levels of task and social cohesion.” Here is an article you might find interesting: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/business/manage-a-successful-team. I look forward to learning more about your project.

    • Olivia, I found your post about team cohesion and leadership to be very interesting. I enjoyed the section of the study that discussed how team cohesion and strong team leadership are very interconnected and that strong leadership must be multidimensional. I also enjoyed learning about how different sports require different levels of team cohesion. This is something I never would have considered before. Here is an article that gives another in depth look at team cohesion and leadership. https://www.sportplan.net/drills/blog/teamCohesion-14-01-2014.jsp
      I hope to read more from you soon!

  • Olivia commented on the post, Ceramics 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I love the topic of ceramics and you seem very passionate about it. I know that people do ceramics because it is art and can be calming, but I never considered that having something tangible to work with could be a form of meditation or therapy. I would love to hear about different kinds of pottery from you in the future such as what different…[Read more]

  • I never considered the fact that designer clothes are more comfortable. I would always just assume people wore designer clothes to look more professional or put together for other people. I love that you explained that you wear designer clothes because it makes you feel good. It’s also interesting to me that dressing nicely is so important to you…[Read more]

  • Cohesion within a team is extremely important. This means that the team works together towards a common goal and support each other in that process as well as being socially supportive to one another. More

    • Hi Olivia! This is a very interesting topic and one that I think a lot of people can relate to. In any activity, it is important for all members to work together for a common outcome. Without cohesion, there is simply no chance of success. I especially liked how you discussed tactics that leaders can use in order to promote unity and even a sense of community. The thing that could really make your paper stronger is some data or real world examples. Maybe discuss a time that a team didn’t work well together and how that reflected in their playing. I found this article on some collaboration statistics to get you started. Overall, great job! https://blog.bit.ai/collaboration-statistics/

  • Hockey is known for hard hitting and injuries. It makes sense that many athletes get concussions. Do you know how many hockey players have CTE? Is CTE more common in one age group than the others? I would like to hear more about this from you in the future.

  • I agree with the fact that a location defines people to some extent, but I believe that people also define the places they live. When you say that America is diverse, what do you mean? Are you talking about the landmass and climate? I would like to hear more from you explaining what you mean more specifically!

  • Teams are groups of people who work together for one reason or another. While there are many types and sizes of teams, some are more successful than others. An important aspect of good performance is cohesion

  • I recorded a passage from Othello in which Emilia speaking (4.2.159-169).

    If I would have recorded it faster, it would have just seemed like Emilia is just spewing accusations because she is upset, but when

  • Hey, Oliver. I stumbled across your post and was compelled to read it by the title. I really like what you wrote and if your title was set in place seriously, I encourage you to keep working until you are more confident in your work. I would love to hear more about where you are from in the future!

  • This is an interesting topic. I understand your point that schools should intervene in harmful online activity in order to provide a safer environment for their students. I do have a couple questions though. How would schools know when they need to intervene? How would cyberbullying between people in different schools or even in different states…[Read more]

  • The device you are using to read this most likely has a camera. You may have it covered with a sticky note, but that does not ensure you are not being monitored. Advancements in camera, audio recording, and data

  • Olivia commented on the post, Comfort Zones 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Emma,
    I agree that it is important to step out of your comfort zone, but I think there is a limit. If you have a healthy, active lifestyle, would you decide to eat nothing but cake for a week and stay in bed just because it is something different? I believe that if a situation presents itself and is not obviously dangerous or detrimental, it is…[Read more]

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