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Blair: I freed central bank

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Blair: I freed central bank Share whatsapp Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:52 pm FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair claimed it was his decision to hand independence to the Bank of England in 1997 and said he set “the broad framework of the economy” during his decade in power.The provocative remarks – made in Blair’s memoir, A Journey – are likely to stir up the Labour leadership contest. They will be seen as an attempt to wrest some of Labour’s policymaking achievements from Gordon Brown, who was first chancellor and then Prime Minister. Ed Balls, Brown’s protégé, wrote a pamphlet in 1992 advocating giving the Bank powers separate from the government.Referring to the move greeted as an early Brown masterstroke, Blair wrote: “When I suggested it, he readily agreed. I allowed Gordon to make the statement and indeed gave him every paean of praise and status in becoming the major economic figure of the government. In truth, too, as with the Bank of England independence, the broad framework of the economy… was set by me.”Blair said Brown lost this year’s general election because he lost the “crucial” support of business by announcing the new 50 per cent top income tax band and hiking national insurance bills for employers. Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content last_img read more

Yell names Tony Bates as its new head of finance

first_img whatsapp Yell names Tony Bates as its new head of finance YELLOW-PAGES publisher Yell appointed Tony Bates, a former executive at telecoms provider Colt and music label EMI, as its new finance chief yesterday.Bates, 54, said in July he would step down as CFO of corporate telecoms specialist Colt, where Yell said he had been instrumental in turning the business around to becoming cash-generative, debt-free and profitable.Heavily indebted Yell said in May that both Chief Executive John Condron and CFO John Davis would leave the company by May 2011, sending its shares down 19 per cent on the day. Bates, who was also CFO of EMI from 2000 to 2002, said in a statement he saw the potential for Yell to “prosper considerably” thanks to its strong brand, profitability and cash generation as business confidence returned. Yell, which is fighting to hold its own against rivals like Google online, reported an 11 percent drop in sales for the quarter to the end of June. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Monday 4 October 2010 8:53 pmlast_img read more

Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgLes Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Budget 2020: 2 things investors like me need to watch out for

first_imgBudget 2020: 2 things investors like me need to watch out for Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smith Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address On 11 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will deliver the latest budget. As he has only been in the job for a week or so, the core themes of the budget will likely be guided by No. 10 Downing.Every budget gets a lot of media attention, and for good reason, as they have significant impact on the finances of ordinary people like you and me. As investors, we should definitely pay attention, because if our net income is changed by fiscal measures, it could affect how much we can afford to invest, or how our investments are taxed.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While we do not know for certain what will be announced in a few weeks, here are a few things to definitely keep an eye on.Income taxIt sounds obvious, but is worth repeating – if you have more money in your pocket after tax, then you have more funds to invest. There will certainly be attention on income tax rates – leading up to the general election in December, PM Johnson pledged to raise the 40% income tax bracket from £50,000 to £80,000 per year. If we did see this, then those earning between £70,000 and £80,000 would see a significant increase in their take home pay due to the lower amount of income tax taken. If that includes you, then consider how you can best use these extra funds.If you prefer to receive income from your stock investments, I wrote about some high-dividend-yield stocks here. Or if you prefer potential capital appreciation, take a look at these two stocks which I think could perform very well this year.ISA changesAnother key area 0f interest to investors is ISAs, and possible changes to the structure of these accounts. As investors, we mostly look at the Stocks and Shares ISA, but there is a wide variety of ISAs, including ‘help-to-buy’ and ‘lifetime’ versions.There are rumours that the ISA structure could be simplified, perhaps by merging some types of ISAs to make it easier for people to save and invest. There could also be changes in the amount you can save (it currently sits at £20,000 per year). If we do see changes, it could affect how you seek to invest. Using an ISA makes sense because you don’t pay tax on the capital gains you make in the account. If the threshold amount increases or decreases, you may need to reshuffle your holdings to accommodate this.If, for example, the Cash ISA and the Stocks and Shares ISA are combined, you may want to move more of your cash holdings into stocks. Currently, the yield on a Cash ISA (approximately 1%–1.3%) is significantly lower than the current average dividend yield of the FTSE 100 (4.37%), which could be tapped by investing in a simple index tracking fund.last_img read more

Law Graduate’s Application For Provisional Enrolment Kept Pending For Over A Year: Gujarat High Court Grants Interim Relief To Appear In AIBE

first_imgNews UpdatesLaw Graduate’s Application For Provisional Enrolment Kept Pending For Over A Year: Gujarat High Court Grants Interim Relief To Appear In AIBE Akshita Saxena22 Jan 2021 7:10 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Friday granted interim relief to a law graduate, whose application for enrolment with the State Bar Council has been kept pending for over a year in contravention of the BCI Rules, and permitted her to appear for the upcoming All India Bar Examination on January 24. Stating that the examination is overhead and the issue involved in the instant case may take…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gujarat High Court on Friday granted interim relief to a law graduate, whose application for enrolment with the State Bar Council has been kept pending for over a year in contravention of the BCI Rules, and permitted her to appear for the upcoming All India Bar Examination on January 24. Stating that the examination is overhead and the issue involved in the instant case may take up some time for consideration and hearing, a Single Bench of Justice Vipul M. Pancholi ordered, “the petitioner is permitted to appear in the said examination without prejudice to the rights and contentions of both the parties. However, result of the petitioner shall not be declared, till the final disposal of this petition and no equity will be created in favour of the petitioner merely because she is permitted to appear in the examination. The above arrangement is subject to the final outcome of the present petition.” The instant petition was filed by one Shivi Ravi Agrawal, stating that as per the Resolution passed by the Bar Council of India on 28.01.2017, the State Bar Council was required to enrol her provisionally, maximum within 20 days. Law Graduate’s Application For Enrolment Pending With Bar Council Of Gujarat For Over A Year: High Court Issues Notice As per the said resolution, verification of the candidate’s degree has to be done by the State Bar Councils with the concerned University within 15 days, and if there is no response from the University within 20 days, the candidate has to be enrolled provisionally. Thus, she had contended that the action of the Bar Council of Gujarat in keeping her application pending for a year and a half, from 29.06.2019, is absolutely illegal, and arbitrary. The Court had issued notices to the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Gujarat, on December 15, 2020. Background The Petitioner had averred that initially, she was issued an enrolment intimation letter by the Bar Council of Gujarat on 15.10.2010. Accordingly, she had submitted her candidature for appearing in the upcoming AIBE. However, to her utter shock and surprise, she was intimated on 3.12.2020 that her enrolment stands cancelled, her application is still pending, and the enrolment number allotted to her actually belongs to one Arjan Shivajibhai Bhatti. In this backdrop, the Petitioner submitted that she was being deprived of taking the AIBE exam. The plea stated, “if the Petitioner is not permitted to appear in the ensuing AIBE, the Petitioner would have to wait for another six months for her chance to appear in the next examination. This would result into wastage of six months in the career of the Petitioner for no fault of the Petitioner.” It was pointed out that the Petitioner made her application in June 2019 and the candidates who applied along with her are already enrolled as Advocates and some have already appeared in AIBE examination that was conducted last year. The Petitioner submitted that the State Bar Council has not only breached the principles of natural justice in cancelling her enrolment without giving due reasons but has also contravened the provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961. It was averred that various meeting of the Council have been convened after the aforesaid events transpired but no decision as to the Petitioner’s case has been taken as of yet. The Petitioner had therefore urged the High Court to set aside the communication dated 3.12.2020, whereby her enrolment was cancelled, and initiate appropriate proceedings against the Bar Council of Gujarat. Further she sought a direction to the Bar Council of Gujarat to enrol her as an Advocate on its rolls, w.e.f. date of her entitlement as per the provisions contained in the Resolution passed by the Bar Council of India. Inter alia, she has sought permission to appear in the upcoming AIBE exam. Case Title: Shivi Ravi Agrawal v. Bar Council Of India Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Texas cheerleader saves choking toddler during homecoming parade

first_imgiStock(ROCKWALL, Texas) — A high school cheerleader sprung into action at her homecoming parade in Texas when she spotted a toddler choking and managed to save him, she and the little boy’s family said.Tyra Winters, a 17-year-old student at Rockwall High School, told ABC News Wednesday that she was on the school’s float with her cheerleading squad and the football team on Sept. 18 when she heard murmurs that a child was choking in the crowd.She scanned the crowd and saw a little boy whose face was “super, super red.”“At this point, he’s kind of turning purple,” Winters said.She then jumped off the float and ran to the boy, who was with his mother, and successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver.“I picked him up and then I tilted him downwards and gave him two or three back thrusts. He then was spitting everything up,” Winters said.The boy’s mom, Nicole Hornback, told ABC News that she had tried to perform the Heimlich on her son, 2-year-old Clarke, but wasn’t successful.“I just literally was holding him out and just running through the crowd trying to hand him off to anyone,” Hornback said.She called Winters “very brave” and praised her for being so willing to take a child’s life in her own hands.The three reunited Tuesday, but Clarke didn’t remember Winters.“It’s hard for him because he’s so young,” she said. “He doesn’t even remember what he ate for breakfast.”Winters said even so, the two had a good time together and shared a high-five.She’s grateful that she could be there for Clarke, and that her mother taught her the Heimlich a few years ago.“I knew exactly what to do from that point on,” Winters said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

IER suggests reforms for Disability Act

first_img Previous Article Next Article Too manyemployers are still ignorant of the provisions in the Disability DiscriminationAct as it approaches its fourth anniversary next month, the Institute ofEmployment Rights has claimed.IERdirector Carolyn Jones says the report highlights failings in the Act, and shehas put forward 11 recommendations for reforms, including calling for detailsof any disability claims to be reported to shareholders in company annualreports.”Inthe light of our research into the case law surrounding the operation of theAct to date, we believe a number of important reforms are needed to make theAct fully effective,” said Jones.The reportalso shows that disabled staff are also uncertain about the Act and this ispreventing them from taking action against employers who discriminate againstthem. More than8.5 million people in the UK are disabled, but only about one in 10 are inemployment. In the four years since the Disability Discrimination Act waslaunched, only 12 per cent of claims lodged concerned IER suggests reforms for Disability ActOn 21 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

YESTERYEAR: Peggy Mitchell Show

first_imgPeggy Mitchell was a well-known face to Tri-State children for twenty-five years, entertaining them on her show that aired weekdays on WEHT-Channel 25. The program first appeared on March 25, 1961, on what was then Channel 50. The early episodes were taped live using a black and white camera, but it was later videotaped in color. An experienced puppeteer, Peggy introduced such beloved characters as Buster Bear, Ezmarelda, and Jacky Jackrabbit to her young audiences. The last regular episode of “The Peggy Mitchell Show” aired in March 1986.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAY?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-CountyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Life behind the pose

first_img“We are not what we seem.” When the iconic novelist Richard Wright wrote those words, in 1940, he was describing the African-American experience. As a stunning new exhibit at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery shows, the complexity of seeing and identity took its own twists on the other side of the Atlantic when the relatively new art of photography began producing images of people of color in Victorian England. In more than 100 photographs, including a striking set that has been lost for more than 120 years, “Black Chronicles II” reveals a mash-up of racist imagery and cultural tropes that in many ways will be familiar to American viewers — and still often reveals the timeless humanity of the subjects.Current issues of cultural identity and self-determination are at the fore of the exhibit, says gallery executive director Vera Grant, although the works themselves were largely made from 1862 to 1899. Curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy of the London-based arts agency Autograph ABP, “Black Chronicles II” was produced through original research in private collections in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Hulton Archive, London, a division of Getty Images. Part of a larger ongoing project called “The Missing Chapter,” it is the second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to excavating archives that began in 2011 with a small showcase done in collaboration with Magnum Photos in London.Boxer Peter “The Black Prince” Jackson was photographed at the London Stereoscopic Co. in London on Dec. 2, 1889. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesDespite the anonymity of many of its subjects (research is ongoing), “Black Chronicles II” reveals the complicated nature of life for people of color in Victorian England. Ndugu M’Hali, for example, came to the public’s attention as Kalulu, the boy servant of the explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. In this show, he is depicted several times, in both African and Western dress, a child between cultures.A more formal series of small portraits — largely cartes de visites, or calling cards — opens the exhibit. These include images of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a native of West Africa who was “given” to Queen Victoria as a slave and raised as her goddaughter. In two portraits from 1862, one with her husband, she appears the essence of a calm, well-dressed Victorian lady, despite her tragic history.The photos fall roughly into three categories, with the sitters usually entertainers (including athletes, like the boxer Peter “The Black Prince” Jackson), missionaries, or dignitaries. Made before the emergence of casual photography, these are all formal portraits, shot in a studio, often in front of painted backdrops. The subjects, particularly the entertainers, are frequently posed in “African” costume, with furs and spears. At times, as with M’Hali and Stanley, the people of color are themselves used as props. The sitters also include people of apparently South Asian ancestry, such as Duleep Singh, “black” being a catch-all for people from Great Britain’s colonial territories.“The term is used with a political purpose and intentionally broadens the social category of ‘black’ in Great Britain,” said Grant.A photograph of Eleanor Xiniwe, featured in “The African Choir” series, dated 1881. Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesDespite the staging and the often heavy-handed props (M’Hali, for example, appears more comfortable in his European suit than holding a spear), the portraits can transcend stereotypes. In one enlarged print, an unidentified sitter (“Zulu Boy”) is posed sighting a rifle. Although he is both a child and a person of color, his competence and comfort with the weapon is apparent — the opposite of the inept, comic pose that would have been more usual for the time.Such dignity is apparent in the highlight of the exhibit: rediscovered photos of the African Choir, which toured Britain from 1891 to 1893 to raise funds for a Christian school in South Africa. These images, made from plates unearthed in May in the Hulton Archives/London Stereoscopic Company, were last shown in the Illustrated London News in 1891. Enlarged beyond life-size, they include a series of intimate portraits, the glass plates and two-camera stereoscopic technique rendering a level of detail and clarity that tempts the viewer to touch the warmth of skin, the texture of a fur robe. But more intriguing than the aesthetics of the pictures are the personalities they capture. Although many of the choir members are unidentified, they present themselves as distinct individuals, their dignity and sense of self only highlighted by the costuming they wear.“Black Chronicles II” is on view at the Hutchins Center’s Cooper Gallery through Dec. 11.last_img read more

Excellence in Teaching Award pays huge classroom dividends

first_imgNo one likes getting called to the Principal’s Office, not even teachers. Ridley, Pennsylvania School District Special Needs Instructor Dan Arrison is no exception. When Dave DeYulis, Principal of Grace Park Elementary School, said he needed to speak with Dan, Dan’s immediate reaction was “uh oh.” That changed, however, when Dan learned he had been nominated and won Delaware County Excellence in Teaching, which is awarded annually to 19 outstanding educators by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) Partners in Education. Designees are presented $500 and a commemorative keepsake and their school receives $1,000.Dan shared the news with his wife but no one else until the notion that this might have been a practical joke was replaced with affirmation in the form of an announcement at school and a resolution by the borough of Eddystone, PA. “I felt an immense sense of pride,” Dan said. “The award has motivated me to want to be even more effective. I want to live up to the honor bestowed upon me.”Dan works with students to develop strategies for controlling emotions. Some of his students are on the autism spectrum, some have ADHD, and some simply have trouble regulating their emotions. By all accounts Dan has an innate ability to motivate and engage students, he infuses humor and calmness into the classroom, and his technique is quite successful. How he and Grace Park made use of the award is equally remarkable. They honed in on a Lego Club started by school behaviorist Mike Pagano, who had been searching for a means to purchase additional Lego sets. The award enabled Grace Park to purchase about a dozen sets of varying sizes, including architecture sets. While Mike’s club meets once a week, Dan uses Legos daily as a motivational tool in his kindergarten and first grade special needs classes.The idea to incorporate the timeless building blocks into his class was borne of a prior year student’s fascination with all things related to the Titanic. His passion rubbed off on his classmates and all became extremely enthusiastic after the classroom’s paraprofessional shared a video of a child using Legos to create a replica of the Titanic.Recognizing the opportunity before him, Dan got to work on a classroom plan. His students select famous places they want to learn about, and then set a goal for earning building time. Students can earn up to ten minutes of class time twice a day. As they work through their academic tasks, the class discusses their group plan and expected behaviors that must be demonstrated to earn building time.Results have exceeded expectations. Dan said some disruption is expected during an emotional support class but ever since implementing the Lego building project, disruptions have been incidental and easily redirected, resulting in an increase in individualized and small group instruction. Students involved with Legos are working at or near grade level in Math and Reading. “Behaviorally, the kids are making massive growth to the point they are increasing their time spent in regular education classes and decreasing the frequency of adult intervention needed to redirect their behavior,” Dan said.Research linking the therapeutic value of Legos and its effect on behavior challenges supports Dan’s Lego building project but the best evidence would come from experience.Case in PointSeveral success stories affirm the direction of the Lego building program. In one case, a boy who had loud tantrums several times a week has learned to modify his behavior so that his reactions fit the size of the problem. His self-regulating has enabled him to increase his mainstream instructional time. He really wants to build and knows he needs to stay calm to earn the privilege. The Lego program has reinforced calm behavior in another student who had significant anxiety, giving him confidence to socialize with his peers.Building time was also created for an older, more challenging student that struggled with peer-to-peer relationships; therefore, a social component was worked into his plan. Each time he completed his work without distracting the class, he was able to invite a friend to build with him. The pro-social dynamic motivated him to think about his work during the school day.Parents’ reactions are priceless. Dan’s already dynamic classroom has removed the stigma surrounding full time emotional support. “After spending an hour in our classroom, a parent expressed that ours exceeded expectations and that the children seemed just like any other kindergarten or first graders,” he said.The project is also a springboard at home for conversations about school. Parents told Dan their children readily talked about the places they built, leading to discussions about what they did to earn building time.A year after receiving the Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award, Dan remains humble about his achievement. He is inspired by his students and eager to share his classroom experience with other special needs educators. 99SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: Detailslast_img read more