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How To Search ELI5: A Quick Reminder About Rule 7
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ELI5: How come spent nuclear fuel is constantly being cooled for about 2 decades? Why can't we just use the spent fuel to boil water to spin turbines?
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ELI5:How does the human ear discern between a quiet noise and a distant noise?
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ELI5: Why aren't aspect ratios expressed in simplest form?
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ELI5: How do smelling salts wake you up after you’ve been unconscious?
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ELI5: why do we know so little about blue whales?
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ELI5: Why are "prior bad acts" not allowed in the criminal cases?
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ELI5: How do cellphones know what signal from what network to listen to? What is different about different networks' cell towers that a phone can decipher which one to listen to?
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ELI5: how can electrons just be ok on their own and fly around?
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ELI5: How exactly could a boat be driven ashore by ice?
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ELI5: Why do we jerk forward when we sneeze? If we're expelling mass forward, shouldn't the jerk be in the opposite direction?
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ELI5: Object oriented vs. Functional programming
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ELI5: Why is it when a woman gets an epidural, there's a chance she'll always have some sort of pain that can't be treated for the rest of her life?
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ELI5: Why is it hard to swallow without a liquid in your mouth?
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ELI5 What makes a person allergic to something?
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ELI5: Why are clouds distinctly different shapes but easily categorizable?
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ELI5: How can a program teach itself to play a game like mario cart?
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ELI5: Does activated charcoal passively collect fumes as any other surface or is there a 'pull' effect?
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ELI5: Why do rechargable batteries gradually last for a shorter and shorter amount of time, even when you charge them fully?
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ELI5: Why is your voice deeper when you have a cold?
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ELI5: why is it hard to reproduce metallic colors (shine) accurately on display screen?
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ELI5: Why do we still have the common cold if we already had it once, shouldn't our bodies be prepared for it ?
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ELI5: How come taking an extended break from something sometimes makes you come back to it stronger than ever?
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ELI5: What is Artificial neural networking?
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ELI5: What is "Clearing" and how does it work? (Finance)
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ELI5: why is that after you have had a beard or mustache you will always see its contour forever eve if you shave everyday completely?
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ELI5: The long term effects of blasting music with earphones/headphones
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ELI5: Drone battery life
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ELI5: How can a screwball or curveball change direction in flight?
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ELI5: Why do two windows open make for a better draft?
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ELI5 : Why is it that when we read or think about something we don't hear a distinct voice associated with it.
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ELI5: Why does black-top (AKA asphalt, tarmac, macadam, etc) fade from black to gray?
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ELI5: How androgens relate to blood pressure
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ELI5: What happens that makes beer taste terrible after warming up and then re-chilling? What makes beer 'skunky'?
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ELI5: Why disconnecting and reconnecting the modem "works"?
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ELI5: What is culture?
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ELI5: Why do you have to salt pasta water? Why isn't the pasta already salted?
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ELI5: what makes marshmallows inflate in the microwave?
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ELI5: How is it possible that ISP's can see what your up to online? I thought HTTPs encrypted your traffic so it can't be read?
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ELI5: Vector components?
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ELI5: What is the haze that appears in the neck of a bottle of beer when it is first opened?
47 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
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.
6 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
43 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.
29 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
20 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.
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.
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