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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5 Why does water turn white when going over a waterfall? My 8 year old asked me and I was at a loss to explain.
440
ELI5: how did women shaving their legs/armpits come about and why did men not do it too?
8399
ELI5: Why does a familiar word sound unfamiliar after you overly repeat it?
1205
ELI5: There's 21% oxygen in air. When we breathe out, there's still 16% oxygen in the exhaled air. Why's our lung so inefficient?
108
ELI5: How close to 50/50 are genes from our parents? Is it possible to have more genes from one parent than the other?
177
ELI5 why is there so much activity with the Ring of Fire recently? How do we know which earthquakes are directly linked? Should California be as worried as the media makes out?
13
ELI5: Why does having "good lawyers" get people off with lesser punishments even if they're obviously guilty?
5
ELI5: Why is older wine considered "better"?
90
ELI5: Why might it be so hard for me to fall asleep again after waking up, but once my alarm goes off and I'm supposed to wake up, I suddenly can't stop hitting snooze and going back to sleep?
13
ELI5 How do civil engineers determine if a building is structurally sound after an earthquake?
18
ELI5: Why do we feel tense in our shoulders when we are stressed?
8
ELI5: Why didn't the US experience hyperinflation that many economists and politicians said was going to happen when the FED did its quantitative easing during the Great Recession?
182
ELI5 If symptoms of a cold serve the function of ridding our body of the illness, then do cold medicines that reduce these symptoms slow our recovery?
3
ElI5: How does anesthesia make us unconscious but doesn't harm or shut off unconscious functions?
3
ELI5; why is it that people snore when they are asleep, but don't have the same breathing pattern when awake?
4
ELI5: How can a cable possibly be stretched across the entire Atlantic Ocean?
7692
ELI5 why is it that we always see so many new awesome ways to fight cancer and yet it seems nothing of it is ever being used?
5
ELI5:Banned weapons in war
2721
ELI5: Why is CTE brain damage such a hot topic in the NFL, but don't hear anything from the Rugby community?
4
ELI5 Why do so many conservative groups use the word "Patriot" in their name?
2
ELI5: Why does the ESRB have a "Real Gambling" descriptor if online real-money gambling is illegal in the USA?
2
ELI5 why we tend to raise our voice when we're mad
3
ELI5 How do certain animals have the exact same pattern as a leopard?
4
ELI5: Why do indian people and other asian people have different skin tones despite being so close geographically?
4
ELI5: Why can my body handle heat or cold somedays better than others?
3
ELI5:Why is there such a huge disparity in airline prices (example in text)?
6
ELI5:Why must the Pythagorean Theorem contain squared values? Is there a relationship between sides prior to squaring them?
5
ELI5: Would inflation still happen if the population didn’t increase?
17
ELI5: Why are there still a few operating Blockbusters, and where does the money that they make go?
3
ELI5 - I'm driving on a Rosario with my 5 year old and she asks me how power lines carry electricity
0
ELI5 why can't we smell anything wen having a cold?
93
ELI5: That feeling you get when you’re traveling in a car and you go over a small but quick hill and your stomach has that weird sensation in it right as you reach the top and are hearing back down.
11
ELI5: What exactly is happening when one has water trapped in their ear?
3
ELIF: Why do people in black and white movies and tv shows sound the same?
2
ELI5: How does someone end up in extended domestic captivity and remain there?
1
ELI5: Why aren't service animals regulated by any sort of governing entity?
5
ELI5: Why didn't the confederates ever march on Washington D.C.?
8
ELI5:Why do some books have "This page has been intentionally left blank" page?
2
ELI5: why does a combination of weird scents, audio, and visual stimulation make me feel nauseous?
0
ELI5: How are satellites able to show such high definition photos from outer space
45 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.
29 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
7 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.
20 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.
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
5 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.
46 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.
28 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
5 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.
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.
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
3 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.