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  • Bobby Jindal’s presidential quals assessment
    Bobby Jindal’s presidential quals assessment
    This is the third part of the Bobby Jindal series that is used to demonstrate how to evaluate a presidential candidate’s qualifications and their match with your personal expectations. Each candidate will receive an evaluation like this...
  • Decision Making Model
    Career decisions made easier
    Please remember to click on the subscribe button to keep receiving pertinent information regarding your job search. Also, please feel free to email me if you have any questions you would like answered, at erica.l.jamieson@gmail.com. If you would...
  • The road to success starts with teachers and students
    Teacher evaluation may need a referee to settle final outcomes
    Well after the coin flip to the start of an NFL game, the referee has a certified group of officials that control the action on the field, and there is even a replay official to make sure any disputes end up with the correct result. But, in the...
  • Integrity builds character
    Integrity and character
    The end of another year is rapidly approaching. Left behind are good memories, difficult circumstances, and for some tragedy.Carrying heartache or disappointments into a new year prevents the ability to plan for the future. Letting the year go...
  • Why profiling is unlikely to work
    Why profiling is unlikely to work
    Criminal profiling depends on a view of human behavior that has been disproven by empirical psychologists, namely that personality dispositions are innate, internal and that they, and not situational factors, most often determine how offenders...
  • Profiling: An obstacle to curtailing serial murder
    Profiling: An obstacle to curtailing serial murder
    The study of serial murder has, unfortunately and unnecessarily, become intertwined with criminal profiling (hereafter, CP). As serial murder has spread across the world, CP has followed closely behind. Often, when there is a conference or a...
  • Man who admitted to fatally shooting his wife asks for mental evaluation
    Man who admitted to fatally shooting his wife asks for mental evaluation
    A Jackson man charged with fatally shooting his wife of 16 years last week told a judge Monday he would like to have a mental evaluation.Michael Allen Smith, Sr., 41, was arrested for killing his wife, 36-year-old Christy Smith, on Aug. 9 at their...
  • Accused kidnapper, Ariel Castro.
    Ariel Castro order to undergo competency evaluation
    According to a June 26 report from the Huffington Post, a Cuyahoga County judge has ordered accused kidnapper Ariel Castro to undergo a competency evaluation.Common Pleas Judge, Michael Russo ordered that 52-year-old Ariel Castro undergo a...
  • Oral assessment lets all students shine
    Oral assessment lets all students shine
    Using oral assessment as your primary method of formative assessment - the ongoing assessment that teachers should be doing all the time to see where their students are at and to help guide where they are going - gives immediate feedback. A...
  • Tierra LiCausi
    ‘Bachelor’ star Tierra LiCausi underwent psych evaluation before the show
    It seems that there is one person every season who is labeled as the villain. Courtney Robertson wanted to “win” the competition where the prize was Ben Flajnik, where Kalon McMahon was the villain for Emily Maynard after calling her...
  • Floyd Keith
    Evaluation
    I would like to share with you a short story I wrote a few years ago.A 75-year-old man was the team owner of a very successful professional football team, but the team had hit the wall over the last six years. The old man finally agreed to bring...
  • Rob Portman
    Salivating for a risky pick, Dems may be dampened by Portman
    Rob Portman is sometimes characterized as the “boring” choice. He may have the personality of Gerald Ford, though be is a stealthy Republican, and productive behind the scenes. Can he deliver Ohio?There are enough Republican loyalists...
  • Doctor checkup
    The 5 W's of Autism
    What is autism? Autism is a complex developmental disability that is typically appears in the first years of life, and is a result of a neurological disorder that affects normal functioning of the brain. Autism affects the part of the brain...
  • Six Tasks of US President
    Evaluating incumbent President Obama
    Begin with the President's Job ModelAccomplishing a performance evaluation of an incumbent president is daunting, nonetheless that is what we voters are asked to do. We must evaluate the sitting president and simultaneously consider an...
  • Use a thermometer to evaluate the ability of the air conditioning system to cool.
    Air conditioning evaluation and service
    As spring seems to have arrived early, and in some parts of the country it seems that summer has skipped past spring, I wanted to provide a primer on air conditioning systems and their diagnosis. Air conditioning is an often overlooked source of...