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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: how do cuts on the inside of your mouth, on your cheek, tongue and lip not get super infected by all of our nasty mouth germs?
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ELI5: How to find lumps in breast? Everything feels lumpy, I don't get it.
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ELI5: How are things like "Senior Citizen" discounts and 55+ communities not considered age discrimination?
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ELI5: Why do airplane engines rev up so fiercely upon landing?
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ELI5: How do movies get that distinctly "movie" look from the cameras?
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ELI5: how come people sometimes shake their legs or bounce them up and down repetitively when when they are sitting?
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ELI5: Why does the air above a fire look rippled/distorted?
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ELI5: Why is the natural instinct when feeling extreme emotion (e.g. fear, sadness, joy) to cry?
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ELI5: Why did that 1971 Coke ad become so legendary?
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ELI5:Why does mouthwash burn when you swish?
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ELI5: What is a magic eraser and why does it work?
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ELI5: Why is the normal force not greater than gravity?
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ELI5: Why are 2 liter sodas cheaper than 20 oz sodas?
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ELI5: Whenever you have a condition that makes you itchy (e.g. bug bite, dry skin, fungus), scratching typically makes the problem worse. So why is our urge to scratch so strong?
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ELI5: Why, when releasing ear pressure - that might come from a flight, does one ear consistently release before the other?
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ELI5: insects getting into a home but unable to get out
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ELI5: Delaunay triangulation/Voronoi diagram algorithms
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ELI5: How does a clone differ from an identical twin?
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ELI5: How do insect and bug sprays kill insects but don't harm us
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ELI5: Why does our depth perception get so bad while covering one eye or wearing an eye patch?
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ELI5: In Figure Skating, What's the difference between a (Triple) Lutz vs Loop vs Flip vs Axel vs Salchow?
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ELI5: Why do flickering lights cause headaches for most people while strobe lights are ok for most?
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ELI5 What am I hearing when it thunders during a storm?
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ELI5: Why is fighting a two front war a disadvantage?
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ELI5: How identical cells in a fertilized egg differentiate to produce different body parts?
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ELI5: What's the difference between welding and soldering?
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ELI5: How does a kidney infection cause nausea?
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ELI5: Why does hot water release tea from tea leaves better than cold water?
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ELI5 why do combustion engines hum instead of sounding like a high rate of fire machine gun?
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ELI5: Why do smartphones use chips that have several cores (6 to 8) clocked at low speeds (1.8 to 2.3 GHz) whereas desktops use chips that have fewer cores (2 to 6) clocked at high speeds (3GHz and up)?
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Eli5: Why diamonds are rip offs?
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ELI5: Why are there so many "Chinatown" neighborhoods in different North American cities? Was there a large exodus from China some time last century or so?
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ELI5:What determines whether cold + preciptation = snow, hail, sleet, or freezing rain?
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ELI5: How do walks for cancer raise money?
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ELI5:Given that both are determined by neutral networks in the brain, why can’t you change handedness like you can change your mind?
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ELI5: Why do cold objects often feel wet or damp?
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ELI5: What is Saccadic Masking, why does it happen, and is it possible to prevent?
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ELI5 Why does everyone say not to land in the water if your parachute fails or some other reason?
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ELI5: why when you hurt yourself does rubbing it help?
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ELI5: How does software know where to appropriately hyphenate words?
51 winter_puppy Elementary here. They manage the school. More than just a boss for the teachers, they ensure all facets of the school run smoothly, from front office to custodial crew, to cafeteria, to classroom. A principal will also work with students who have discipline needs (although that sometimes falls to APs in unless it is egregious). They determine where and how money coming into the school will be spent and make various curriculum decisions with input from faculty. A good principal is worth their weight in gold. They really set the tone and culture on the campus.
28 YourKidsPrincipal Quick rundown of today: bus duty (supervising students entering school), lap around school greeting/chatting with each teacher, announcements, grade level meeting, emails, parent conference ( listening to invalid complaint), went and got coffee for secretaries, teacher conference, went around to classrooms on patrol for knuckleheads, phone call with asst superintendent, parent conference (more complaints), emails, check lesson plans, lunch duty (monitor cafeteria), return phone calls, meeting with transportation director, emails, take sick student home because no one answers phone at 4 diff numbers, afternoon announcements, dismissal bus duty (monitor late bus students), emails, another parent conference, leave school, take 2 phone calls from teachers on the way home...at home: answered more emails, several text messages, and 2 more phone calls from teachers And that's just what I can remember! It's busy but I have the greatest job in the world! I have the most awesome students and staff ever. Even though the parents can be challenging, I always try to approach it from their POV and hear their concerns. I hope this helps answer your baby's question! Edit: got to school at 6:45 am left at 4:45 pm
21 warlocktx They observe teachers and write evaluations. They discipline problem students. They have meetings with staff to plan curriculum, events, etc. They have meetings with parents. They have meetings with district administrators about policy changes. They oversee the budget and spending for their school. They look after the overall physical building and request repairs when needed. They meet with the PTO. They write reports for the district. They write grant proposals. They deal with security issues. And a good principal (in my opinion) will just spend some time walking around their school, keeping an eye on things and talking to their students and staff. They're essentially managers. And the key role of any manager (again, in my opinion) is to isolate their employees from as much crap as possible that prevents them from focusing on their jobs. For a principal, that means taking care of all the administrative bullshit so that their teachers can focus on teaching.
8 FlowSoSlow "The boss of the teachers" is a pretty good description. Among other things, they make sure the rest of the faculty are doing their jobs.
3 Exandrus Their primary function is money. There is so much of it that goes into a school, and they have to figure out where much of it goes. They also have duties in evaluating teachers.
2 SaySayOh I have a fabulous elementary school principal, and it makes all the difference in the world. In addition to what's already mentioned here, I'll just add that a good principal advocates for students and staff and helps them make connections with resources outside the school. My principal goes to administrative meetings and asks for everything from money, to extra staff, to equipment, to policies that will support our school. She also stands up for us when the district wants to do things that are not good for our students. She has the specialized knowledge about state education laws and the experience to weigh in on policies with authority. At least once she has stopped something that would have been illegal and made my job very difficult before I even knew about it. She is the person who finds a local business to subsidize musical instruments for our low-income students, and then she also makes arrangements for our students to perform at community events. Especially at a smaller school a good principal will create an environment full of cooperation and support, and I think it really makes a difference in the happiness and effectiveness of teachers and staff. Edit: A word
44 0 winter_puppy Elementary here. They manage the school. More than just a boss for the teachers, they ensure all facets of the school run smoothly, from front office to custodial crew, to cafeteria, to classroom. A principal will also work with students who have discipline needs (although that sometimes falls to APs in unless it is egregious). They determine where and how money coming into the school will be spent and make various curriculum decisions with input from faculty. A good principal is worth their weight in gold. They really set the tone and culture on the campus.
27 0 YourKidsPrincipal Quick rundown of today: bus duty (supervising students entering school), lap around school greeting/chatting with each teacher, announcements, grade level meeting, emails, parent conference ( listening to invalid complaint), went and got coffee for secretaries, teacher conference, went around to classrooms on patrol for knuckleheads, phone call with asst superintendent, parent conference (more complaints), emails, check lesson plans, lunch duty (monitor cafeteria), return phone calls, meeting with transportation director, emails, take sick student home because no one answers phone at 4 diff numbers, afternoon announcements, dismissal bus duty (monitor late bus students), emails, another parent conference, leave school, take 2 phone calls from teachers on the way home...at home: answered more emails, several text messages, and 2 more phone calls from teachers And that's just what I can remember! It's busy but I have the greatest job in the world! I have the most awesome students and staff ever. Even though the parents can be challenging, I always try to approach it from their POV and hear their concerns. I hope this helps answer your baby's question! Edit: got to school at 6:45 am left at 4:45 pm
21 0 warlocktx They observe teachers and write evaluations. They discipline problem students. They have meetings with staff to plan curriculum, events, etc. They have meetings with parents. They have meetings with district administrators about policy changes. They oversee the budget and spending for their school. They look after the overall physical building and request repairs when needed. They meet with the PTO. They write reports for the district. They write grant proposals. They deal with security issues. And a good principal (in my opinion) will just spend some time walking around their school, keeping an eye on things and talking to their students and staff. They're essentially managers. And the key role of any manager (again, in my opinion) is to isolate their employees from as much crap as possible that prevents them from focusing on their jobs. For a principal, that means taking care of all the administrative bullshit so that their teachers can focus on teaching.
6 0 FlowSoSlow "The boss of the teachers" is a pretty good description. Among other things, they make sure the rest of the faculty are doing their jobs.
4 0 Exandrus Their primary function is money. There is so much of it that goes into a school, and they have to figure out where much of it goes. They also have duties in evaluating teachers.
2 0 SaySayOh I have a fabulous elementary school principal, and it makes all the difference in the world. In addition to what's already mentioned here, I'll just add that a good principal advocates for students and staff and helps them make connections with resources outside the school. My principal goes to administrative meetings and asks for everything from money, to extra staff, to equipment, to policies that will support our school. She also stands up for us when the district wants to do things that are not good for our students. She has the specialized knowledge about state education laws and the experience to weigh in on policies with authority. At least once she has stopped something that would have been illegal and made my job very difficult before I even knew about it. She is the person who finds a local business to subsidize musical instruments for our low-income students, and then she also makes arrangements for our students to perform at community events. Especially at a smaller school a good principal will create an environment full of cooperation and support, and I think it really makes a difference in the happiness and effectiveness of teachers and staff. Edit: A word