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    Philosophy and Theology: What Justifies the Right to Live?

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    In this article, the author presents his views on various articles related to the research on philosophy and theology which was published in the previous issues of several periodicals. He informs about the definitions of potentiality and capacity. He further highlights a book Embryo: A Defense of Human Life by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen

    Philosophy and Theology: Reflections on Speciesism

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    Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool

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    In this proposal, I am writing to request funding to conduct research on foreign educational systems—specifically the educational system of Finland—to uncover flaws in the American elementary and secondary education system that virtual reality could ameliorate. To conduct this research, I plan on spending a week in Finland during the summer of 2018, observing classes and interviewing educators to learn about the Finnish education system and discover why it ranks so highly in comparison to the American system. By gaining insight into the reasons and methods behind the success of the Finnish education system, I will be able to draw concrete conclusions regarding shortcomings inherent in the current American education system and provide potential solutions to these problems using virtual reality

    Using An Observation Coaching Checklist to Provide Feedback to Teachers

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    Teachers need feedback to make instructional progress. This paper shares how a coaching checklist was used in five Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2014-2015 school year in an effort to provide teachers feedback and support their instruction. This coaching was paired with regular ‘traditional’ professional development paid for through a grant by Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago. The use of the checklist provided more specific feedback than a note-taking method of observation typically used in teacher evaluation. Anecdotally, teachers who wanted feedback and wanted to improve their instruction did just that. An added result was the support provided to the principals who are often more isolated than teachers in Catholic schools

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