La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

first_img Houses Projects La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix Area Area of this architecture project Area:  905 m² Area:  905 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Year:  2012 CopySave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiText description provided by the architects. The concept of this house was born by very clear requests from customers. The principal were trying to keep and cherish as much green space and use low maintenance materials. It was a very rewarding process that turned into a special feeling called Space and Matter.The project should contain space for personal desires, atmospheres and sensations they perceived and were incorporated intimately. They did not know how to explain it very well, hence, the communication process was critical to understand that we should treat the open spaces as possible, seduce and provoke a sense of enjoyment for users, where in the open floor, could live with all functions with large garden. The advantage of the climate in Lima, with even temperatures, no rain allowed us to revive the idea of the central courtyard as an articulator of functions; this helped to further the concept.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiThis transparency was achieved with two volumes forming with exposed concrete that rest on two large wallsof stone. On one side of the field lies a longitudinal volume that contains the double-height main entrance, kitchen, living room and main circulation. This object acts as a backbone and connect the programs. Three faces define the courtyard; one of her is the backbone, the other two are projecting higher specific volumes. Between the two volumes, the yard articulates the winter living room and summer dining (barbecue / grill).In this way, we provoke a sequence of spaces as stripes that are parallel to the entry edge. From the street, a first strip contains the entry garden and garage, then a strip roof encloses the entry, living and dining; Fringe follows articulator and kitchen courtyard, then the social fringe where the grill area and being summer, living room and dining room, and finally, the fringe of large back yard where the pool, sauna and pool.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiUpstairs, in the longitudinal axis and the cuisine, located the family playroom acts as balancer shaft and bellows of the house. The first volume parallel to the street contains the double height and bedrooms of the children and the size of the fund contains the master bedroom and visits.To realize the project we should be clear from the beginning what would be our tile materials, textures, colors and construction sequence, Matter. The concrete is a material that has no limits. This texture created with a wood formwork different sizes and thicknesses allowed us to create the feeling, the atmosphere sought, where light and shadow are reflected in a special way. Reflection temperature in the environment feels is palpable with every way. These accompany this transition inside – outside, which generates that degree of intimacy we wanted with the scale and proportion.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiFinally, true to incorporate materials like stone tiles,Corten steel, wood, granite, marble, glass, water and vegetation in the landscape. This completes a language that speaks to the general concept and the environment. Noble and timeless materials generate mutual enrichment (matter and space) and despite the time they mature, they remain and belonging.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less2013 PARK(ing) Day MapArchitecture NewsNew Town Hall in Pizarra / Colmenares Vilata AquitectosSelected Projects Sharecenter_img 2012 La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez MoixSave this projectSaveLa Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez MoixSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiHouses•La Molina District, Peru ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” photographs:  Juan Solano OjasiPhotographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi , via Oscar Gonzalez Moix+ 35 Share CopyAbout this officeOscar Gonzalez MoixOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa Molina DistrictHousesPeruPublished on September 19, 2013Cite: “La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix” 19 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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How to end imperialist war? Lenin taught us!

first_imgGreg ButterfieldWhen I visited the Donbass republics in May, I was able to meet some of the internationalist fighters in Donbass, women and men from all over the world, and see the difficult conditions they are working in, living rough in dugout shelters in sight of the fascist brigands on the other side.Worker World Party supports the armed resistance in Donbass. We support unconditionally the revolutionary youth who have gone to stand with Donbass at the risk of their lives and freedom.The Maidan coup in Ukraine that began three years ago would have succeeded in bringing NATO to Crimea and Russia’s western border had it not been for popular armed resistance from below.Our comrade Alexey Albu, from the outlawed Ukrainian organization Borotba, recently said that Donbass and Syria are two sections of a united front against imperialism. Beyond U.S. plans for regime change in Ukraine and Syria lies another goal: encirclement and dismemberment of the Russian Federation.Capitalist Russia has been in the crosshairs of U.S. expansion since the destruction of the Soviet Union a quarter century ago. Russia is painted as the aggressor, but in fact has acted defensively as the U.S. has aggressively moved under both Democratic and Republican regimes to expand NATO and carry out regime change against Moscow’s allies like Syria.This summer saw the biggest ever NATO war games in Eastern Europe — Anakonda-16, a mobilization of 30,000 troops from 20 countries. In July, the imperialist alliance pledged to increase troops and weapons throughout the region and build so-called “missile defense” systems — actually offensive weapons, aimed at Russia — in Romania, Poland and Turkey.[On Nov. 7] NATO’s general secretary ordered 300,000 troops onto high alert to counter what he called “Russian aggression.”Washington would prefer to carry out regime change in Russia by proxy, but the Western-backed opposition in Russia suffered a serious setback after the 2014 coup in Ukraine. The rise of far-right nationalists and neo-Nazi gangs in Kiev sparked a resurgence of anti-fascist sentiment in Russia that made that scenario unlikely for the foreseeable future. So it’s war.Our urgent task is to build solidarity between the anti-war and anti-imperialist forces of the world and the struggle of workers and oppressed people here at home.Trump campaign caused confusionThe Trump campaign, with its selective isolationist rhetoric, has caused a great deal of confusion around the world. It’s no exaggeration to say that in much of Europe and the former Soviet Union, where there is intense fear of open war or even nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and Russia, millions of people viewed Trump as the lesser evil candidate. Even some forces on the left are celebrating Trump’s victory because they believe he will carry out his promises for better relations with Russia.No proofs of Trump’s racism and misogyny, his ties to Wall Street, his campaign’s ties to warmongers from the Reagan and Bush years can convince some people that Trump is not the man on a horse they have been waiting for to save the day.People in other parts of the world have fallen into Trump’s trap for the same reason that millions in the U.S. fell into Clinton’s — out of fear.Isolationist rhetoric has a long history in U.S. politics, going back at least to Woodrow Wilson, who campaigned on a promise to keep the U.S. out of World War I, then turned around and sent U.S. troops to fight and die while repressing the anti-war left and deporting tens of thousands of immigrant workers.Soon enough, Trump will show his true colors. I want to salute our communist allies in Russia, Donbass, Moldova and elsewhere, many of whom sent greetings to this conference, who are speaking the truth about Trump today under very difficult conditions, just as we spoke the truth about the rotten Maidan movement and exposed the slanders against Donbass when it was very unpopular to do so.Imperialism, highest stage of capitalismWhat is lacking here and around the world is an understanding of imperialism as a system, rather than a policy directed by one group or individual. Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism, is driven by one overwhelming compulsion — expand or die.  At the head of the “coordinating body of the ruling class,” Trump can no more ignore this built-in U.S. war drive than Clinton, even if he wanted to.We need to revive the study and discussion of a Marxist understanding of imperialism and its insatiable drive to war, beginning with Lenin’s classic book “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.” We need to remind the workers of the world that the danger of imperialist war can only be ended by the united efforts of the international working class.When I visited Donbass in May, people from many walks of life told me: “World War III has already begun. Most of the world just doesn’t know it yet.”Ninety-nine years ago this week, the workers, soldiers and peasants of Russia rose up in the midst of a world war. Led by Lenin’s Bolsheviks, they overthrew the capitalist system, proposed immediate peace to the whole world and established the world’s first successful socialist revolution.It may be that a new world war has already begun. But we know how to end it. Lenin taught us!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A journalist resigns under government pressure

first_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en In a letter addressed to Pakistani Information minister Nisar A. Memon, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders -RSF) expressed its deep concern after the resignation of Shaheen Sehbai, editor of the daily The News, on March 1st 2002. “We ask the new Information minister to clear up this case “, declared Robert Ménard, RSF general secretary. “Government statements in favour of press freedom go right against the government’s manipulations” he deplored. The organisation for the defence of press freedom also asked the minister to do everything in his power to have the call for journalists’ free circulation launched by the SAARC on 9 March 2002 heard and enforced.According to the information obtained by RSF, Shaheen Sehbai, editor of the English-speaking daily The News, filed his resignation on March1st 2002 and declared he was acting under “government pressure”. Indeed, the journalist would have refused to dismiss Kamran Khan, Amir Mateen and Rauf Klasra, the three of them journalists for the daily, as requested by his editor in chief. Kamran Khan had signed an article suggesting that Sheikh Omar, instigator of the abduction of the American journalist Daniel Pearl, was involved in the attack against the Indian parliament last December. As for Amir Mateen, based in Washington, he had revealed that during the last official journey of President Pervez Musharraf in the United States, some of his ministers “had remained in the shadow” for security reasons. Shaheen Sehbai and Rauf Klasra had already complained, a few weeks earlier, about pressures exerted by secret agencies. March 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist resigns under government pressure PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News News to go further Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Organisation News It is not the first time that the government brings pressure to bear on the management of a daily. On 21 July 2001, Masood Malik, journalist for the daily in Urdu Nawa-i-Waqt, had been demoted the day after his intervention with General Musharraf. On July 20, the journalist had attended the press conference given by the Pakistani head of State at the Agra summit and had asked the following question: “If an elected head of State had gone to the summit, he may have been more productive. What’s your opinion?” The next day, the journalist was asked to leave the reporting team and to join the editorial staff for having “violated” the newspaper editorial line. The press and information department, regulatory body for the Pakistani media, had put pressure on the daily managers so that a sanction be taken against the journalist. Besides, Reporters sans frontières is pleased with the call launched by the Information ministers of the countries members of the SAARC (Southern Asia Association for Regional Co-operation) at the summit closing conference on 9 March 2002, inviting to journalists’ free circulation in that zone. The organisation for the defence of press freedom is hoping that the work-meetings on that topic, mentioned by the Pakistani Information minister, will be effective. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Altadena Library Presents ‘Maker Mondays’ for Teens

first_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News The Altadena Library Presents ‘Maker Mondays’ for Teens From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 5, 2016 | 4:03 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Community News The Altadena Library District is proud to kick off Maker Mondays, a new series of STEAM programs. The series starts on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Teen Space.Participants will create catapults out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands. The newly created catapults will be tested to see who can shoot a marshmallow higher and further. Participants will explore the impact of different structures and angles on the trajectory of their marshmallow. The winner earns a prize for his/her efforts. Snacks will be provided.“STEAM activities are a great way to explore scientific theories through cause and effect,” says Kate Shumaker, Teen Librarian.The series will continue the second Monday of every month with a different project each meeting.Altadena Library District, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, (626) 798-0833 or visit Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

A model for the consolidation of rafted sea ice

first_imgRafting is one of the important deformation mechanisms of sea ice. This process is widespread in the north Caspian Sea, where multiple rafting produces thick sea ice features, which are a hazard to offshore operations. Here we present a one-dimensional, thermal consolidation model for rafted sea ice. We consider the consolidation between the layers of both a two-layer and a three-layer section of rafted sea ice. The rafted ice is assumed to be composed of layers of sea ice of equal thickness, separated by thin layers of ocean water. Results show that the thickness of the liquid layer reduced asymptotically with time, such that there always remained a thin saline liquid layer. We propose that when the liquid layer is equal to the surface roughness the adjacent layers can be considered consolidated. Using parameters representative of the north Caspian, the Arctic, and the Antarctic, our results show that for a choice of standard parameters it took under 15 h for two layers of rafted sea ice to consolidate. Sensitivity studies showed that the consolidation model is highly sensitive to the initial thickness of the liquid layer, the fraction of salt release during freezing, and the height of the surface asperities. We believe that further investigation of these parameters is needed before any concrete conclusions can be drawn about rate of consolidation of rafted sea ice features.last_img read more

ADNOC to invest $489mn to upgrade Bab onshore field

first_img Image: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company announces significant investment to upgrade its giant Bab onshore field. Photo: courtesy of ADNOC. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced an investment of AED 1.8bn ($489mn) to upgrade its Bab onshore field in UAE.Located 160km southwest of Abu Dhabi city, the funding will re-vitalise the company’s first field producing Murban grade crude to sustain long-term crude oil production capacity.It further strengthens ADNOC’s pledge to maximising value from Abu Dhabi’s vast hydrocarbon resources as it delivers its 2030 smart growth strategy.A subsidiary, ADNOC Onshore, has granted 39-month engineering, procurement, and engineering contract to Greek company Archirodon Construction Overseas to maintain long-term crude production capacity at the field at 485,000 barrels per day.ADNOC’s Upstream Directorate executive director said: “The Bab field is integral to our strategy to create a more profitable upstream business and this award will ensure that we sustain long-term oil production capacity from a maturing field, underlining our commitment to making smart investments and engaging value-add partners to unlock and maximize value from Abu Dhabi’s vast hydrocarbon resources.”The scope of the upgradation project comprises the expansion of oil producing wells, water injection wells, artificial lift wells, well-bays, let down stations, water injection clusters and other infrastructure required to maintain the production capacity of the field.ADNOC Onshore CEO Yaser Saeed Al Mazrouei said: “The Bab field already plays an important role in supporting ADNOC’s production capacity mandates and this upgrade complements ADNOC’s upstream growth plans.“The project will enable us to minimize life-cycle costs on the field and will deploy cutting-edge technologies to allow us to progressively and efficiently unlock the full potential of the field’s existing assets and wells, while tapping into new reservoirs to sustain long-term production output.”More than AED 1.35 billion ($367 million) expected to flow back into the UAE’s economy over the lifetime of the projectWith over AED1.35 billion ($367 million) anticipated to be generated into the UAE’s economy over the lifetime of the project, the award will give a boost to the country’s products and services and produce further skilled employment opportunities for UAE locals.The development of the Bab field comes two years after ADNOC Onshore awarded a contract to increase the capacity of the field from 420,000 to 450,000 bpd by 2020.ADNOC is aiming to produce an oil production capacity of 4 million barrels of oil per day (mmbpd) by the end of next year and 5mmbpd by 2030. The funding will re-vitalise ADNOC’s first field producing Murban grade crude to sustain long-term crude oil production capacitylast_img read more

Logan Industries builds ROV A-frame for TechnipFMC for use in Gulf of Mexico

first_img Logan Industries builds ROV A-frame for TechnipFMC for use in Gulf of Mexico. (Credit: Logan Industries International Corporation) Logan Industries, a hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company, has delivered a custom A-frame to TechnipFMC for one of their new state-of-the-art ROVs, which will deploy later this year.The Logan A-frame is a heavy weather, work class ROV launching system, designed to move some of the largest, work class ROVs in the market. The A-frame is designed for the ROV and a tether management system (TMS) on top, and can handle 17 MT overboard at a 5.3 m overboard reach. It has enough room to fully separate the ROV and TMS and stage them both on the A-frame deck, which is fitted with seal-welded drip pans to capture any effluent fluids and keep them contained. The Logan A-frame can launch and recover large, work class ROV-TMS combinations in a wide range of sea states.Dean Carey, technical director, Logan Industries, said, “Logan Industries has a long and successful track record of providing custom A-frame designs for ROVs, saturation and surface diving and is skilled at ensuring Safe Working Loads (SWLs). This project features a true leap forward in ROV technology for work class vehicles, with Logan providing the launch/recovery A-frame for it. The A-frame developed for TechnipFMC builds on our legacy of simple and effective design. The unique low reach feature means operators will be able to grab and release the ROV lower than ever before, ensuring safe deployment in rough seas. Operators will be provided with simple controls and enough room to split the system while on deck.”The A-frame, which weighs approximately 50,000 lbs, lays flat for shipping and requires an overhead crane to erect it and perform laydown. The A-frame’s docking head features swing (inboard/outboard) and directional float and it can sway side-to-side on command.The A-frame is DNV certified for operations and for lift at 0 deg. C (32 deg. F) and conforms to the following rules: ST-0378; ST-E273 (R-30); SWL: 37,500 lbs overboard; SWL: 31,000 lbs luffing. Source: Company Press Release The Logan A-frame is a heavy weather, work class ROV launching system, designed to move some of the largest, work class ROVs in the marketlast_img read more

Wikipedia founder launches free speech project

first_imgOn 19th January a research project which invites people to debate global free speech in the internet age was launched in Oxford.The launch featured Oxford Professor of European Studies Timothy Garton Ashton in conversation with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The talk was streamed just a day after the Wikipedia Blackout, a protest against internet anti-piracy laws proposed within the US Congress.Free Speech Debate aims to encourage people to discuss the opportunities and limits of free expression. On the website ten draft principles are listed concerning global free expression. Added to these are explanations, expert analyses and case studies, with the information being translated into 13 different languages in the hope of stimulating a trans-cultural debate.A team of more than thirty graduates and researchers at Oxford University are involved in the project, which has received the backing of notable figures including Indian writer Arundhati Roy and Iranian activist Mohsen Kadivar. Both have interviews and commentaries included on the site.Professor Garton Ash commented, ‘ is a website for the discussion of free speech in the age of mass migration and the internet. From yesterday’s Wikipedia protest to the role of social media in the Arab Spring, every day brings a free speech controversy to the headlines. Our project aims to contribute structure, depth and detail to this global debate, as well as openness to the views of netizens from different cultures and perspectives.’Ash emphasised that when all 13 languages are in action, the information will linguistically be accessible to 80% of the two billion people online. This would allow people speaking in different tongues in different parts of the world to engage with each other through the internet in a ‘spirit of robust civility.’The talk will be online later this week and will be digitally archived by the Bodleian Libraries.last_img read more

News story: Get behind National Apprenticeship Week 2019 – ‘Asks’ of the sector

first_img asking employers to wear a badge of support by uploading their company logo into a social media template – showing their commitment to and support for NAW 2019 and apprenticeships generally asking our stakeholders – including parents, schools and apprenticeship training providers – to show their support for apprenticeships on Instagram using a heart shape made of sparks, to convey the vibrancy, passion, and energy of apprentices asking apprentices to fire up the next wave of apprentices by joining the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network and giving a talk in their old/local school, sharing their experience to inspire others Keith Smith, Apprenticeships Director, Education and Skills Funding Agency, said: The resources being made available today will bring the apprenticeship community together, in a series of ‘Asks’ that can be used to create a movement over the course of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW2019). The theme of ‘Blaze a Trail’ links to the new national apprenticeship campaign – ‘Fire It Up’ – so many of the resources use the campaign branding and style – ensuring NAW2019 compliments campaign activity, whilst giving apprentices, employers, and stakeholders unique resources to share and use widely during the week. With less than four weeks to go, I am delighted to see so many events already on our events map. With your help we can make more of a noise about apprenticeships during NAW2019 and using some of these resources – uniting on social channels, in media opportunities and at events – we can really showcase the benefits apprenticeships have on individuals, employers, communities and the wider economy. Any events taking place during the week can be shared on the Events Map, increasing exposure to the many events taking place during the week. More information is also available on GOV.UK and you can follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn to keep up to date.center_img Highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy, the ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week, running from 4 to 8 March 2019, will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships.The week will also highlight the huge number of high quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country, in a huge variety of sectors, including aviation engineering, nursing, finance and policing.Whether you are an employer, apprentice, parent, school or apprenticeship training provider, there are a number of ways to show your support for the week:NAW2019 how to get involvedAvailable on GOV.UK, some of the ‘Asks’ include:last_img read more

Teaching, NFL style

first_imgAre there lessons for leading a classroom in professional football? Plenty, according to experts on a Harvard panel, who among other things suggested educators should study the team dynamics of the National Football League (NFL).“If one person blows their assignment, the game is shot. It very much relates to the relationship between teacher and student, and between teacher and teacher . . . [everyone] is dependent on one another’s success,” said Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association and former cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, who urged school administrators to consider the creation of teaching teams.A team-oriented approach to teaching, one that encourages educators to think about the success of a student well beyond the year they spend in a particular classroom, is a vital part of education, agreed panelist Tim Daly, president of the education nonprofit TNTP, which addresses issues of teacher quality.“Teachers who take that long view” are critically important, he said. “It’s the kind of thing that doesn’t get talked about.”“Welcome to Monday Night Football,” said Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Kathleen McCartney to the crowd at Longfellow Hall on April 2, introducing members of the NFL and the education sector who took part in the Askwith Forum.The idea for the event took shape last year, said moderator Andy Rotherham, co-founder of Bellwether Education Partners and education columnist for Time magazine, when his editor asked him to develop a column around the Super Bowl. He did, and in the process realized there was much more to say.One important method of NFL coaching that can be applied to teaching is the use of video to assess player performance. Experts agree that most teachers receive inadequate feedback on the work they do, with evaluations often consisting of a visit from a principal for a few minutes each year. Not so in the NFL, where obsessive analysis of videotaped training sessions and games are vital to helping players and coaches understand what they do well and what they need help with, said Brendan Daly, defensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings and brother of Tim.For Foxworth, studying film was the key to his longevity with the league. “I was successful because the plays that I made were all cerebral; they were plays that I prepared for,” he said. “I recognized they were coming, I saw the keys, and in a split second I was able to make that decision.”While NFL teams rely on video to improve performance, the majority of the 3.2 million public school teachers in the country have little or no access to video footage of excellent teaching being done by their peers, or of their own teaching, said Tim Daly. “It strikes me that there is a total lack of infrastructure in education,” for this kind of feedback.“If we want people to be excellent practitioners in the classroom and we want them to know what they are doing,” he said, “we have to invest more in helping them learn these techniques.”Athleticism is certainly a factor in evaluating talent, but what sets a player apart is his ability to study and learn the game, said Brendan Daly, who is also a former teacher.We ask ourselves “what is his ability to learn, what is his demeanor toward learning … how is he going to learn, absorb, and understand the game,” he said. “That, in my personal opinion, is the difference between the guys who make it and the guys who don’t.”The main “nuts and bolts” of teaching is very similar, agreed his brother. “It’s how you prepare for class; it’s how you respond to things when they go wrong. It’s how you learn from your mistakes, and how capable you are of changing.”He compared a complicated play on the football field to everything that happens in one class.“A good teacher can tell you all those individual decisions that they are making and why.”Like the building blocks in education that take a student from learning the letters of the alphabet to forming words and eventually reading a book, football players have to master the fundamentals before moving on to advanced techniques and complicated plays, said Brendan Daly.“The important thing is to believe in the fundamentals and work toward mastering them.”last_img read more