colin mackenzie

Leominster, MA, United States

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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
How would you redesign the current high school program?
students should not have to ask permission to use the restroom. Teachers should express themselves as who they are and not follow a strict code of conduct, kids become more involved when they can relate to their teachers. have kids identify their hobbies and intrests, then Let them construct a project on the scholarly aspects of their interests Ex. hip hop music could be turned into music theroy or music production technology. most kids have cellphones so integration of that technology and enrichment on its circuitry could be a option. theres a common penalty for students who exceed and absence limit that results in stripping students of all their hard earned credits, i was given this penalty after my early tardies had allotted in absences, in retrospect it is my biggest grievence with public schools and is detrimental to the self esteem of kids who fall victim to its irrelevant wrath.students of all ages commonly all ask the same question to themselves whats my purpose?believe me when i say students will absorb allot of knowledge if you show them how to find the answer, in fact alot students have lower interest in learning when they think the answer cant be found. offer philosophy classes they are very underrated but in my opinion are greatly helpful for intrinsic learning.rows and isles are boring and dull let kids move there desk to any location they feel is comfortable allow students to decorate the room, its their learning environment so it must be naturally inspirational to them you could slip in a clever lesson about creativity and aesthetics. that reminds me if there is a group of kids talking, invade their group and relate the discussion to education. i have seen jaws drop when students realize how many academic subjects relate directly to their lives. swearing has become common use no one is trying to disrespect anyone. so let the swears slide. behavioral punshiments shouldn't inhibit the students ability to learn instead embarass him in front of his peer
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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
Patricia Burchat: Shedding light on dark matter
well before i further irritate chris ill admit im just a high school student with a mediocre physics background so forgive my ignorance . I was thinking that perhaps space is a constantly cycling plane and when large masses reach the turning or flipping point they accelerate towards the mass that circulates the plane. tThe rapid expansion we observe could be caused by a large mass stretching the plane as it accelarates towards its destination. but thats just a thought i haven't factored in dimensions or other anomalies that such a thing would cause. Btw i understand the dark matter concept but is it possible for the galaxies themselves to be the ones with super dense centers and what we observe are the effects of increased gravity?
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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
Offering programs at work such as flextime, telecommuting and sharing of tasks can balance the gap between office/family and social life?
my best guess is that they do not want emotions from your personal life to affect your work life. For example you talk to your wife and she says she is making a delicious chicken for dinner.What mite happen is you find yourself thinking about chicken you imagine its taste and texture its mouth watering.Now not only have you been sidetracked but you are starving and need to postpone work to grab a snack so you can focus on work. One phone call to you wife has made you waste close to twenty minutes of work and who knows you might think about the chicken again.
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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
"Do the agents of our imagination shape who we really are?"
we perceive events and store them as memory in our brain. memory's are instantly accessible after storage. imagination on the other hand is what we use to paint our memory's. we do not sculpt memory's we use imagination to perceive what is stored, our current imagination can alter a memory temporarily through choice, but no permanent changes can be made. what can happen though is a memory is not recollected for a long time details fade, thats when we use our imagination to touch up the details and we choose how to detail through analysis of our current self and analysis of a memory from a similar time. through logic we construct the most accurate touch ups.however you might one day catch an aroma that triggers the original memory replacing your touch ups.
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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
Just Two Things...A Healthy Reductionistic Point of View (create more meaning in your life)
i Think our biggest problem is our judgement of the words right and wrong. No matter how hard we try will never find a definite indicator and this because they are not real things. yet we continue to use them as tools for confusion. one mans outlook is right to him but sounds wrong to someone else but just because some one else thinks its wrong does not meen the other mans outlook will change.
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colin mackenzie
Posted over 2 years ago
Homelessness is not an excuse for defeat
i can sympathize with the aliments, but even a broken mind has potential to do great things. In my eyes they have a unique perspective that most of us don't have. Encouraging dependent behaviors is what puts them into chronic self disbelief. Motivational speeches would do them more good than accepting them as useless. People always want the quick fix to these problems and the quick fix is basically " here have some food, we gave up on really helping each other a long time ago".