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  1. 2 minutes ago, Ray Barboni said:

    Except that he said the 2019 1st was the 1.01

    I’m fairly sure he was saying he would regret the trade if it turned out that way.  Are there leagues where the draft order gets determined preseason?

    My point was I would rather fill a hole on a very strong team by overpaying with whatever spare parts I had for a young stud then trying to rent an older vet using only some of those spare parts.

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  2. 32 minutes ago, Ray Barboni said:

    Whoa buddy ...

    Hunt is nice, but we’ve seen RB’s fall off before. You overpaid Holmes 

     

    2 top 10 picks this year, Lynch AND the 1.01 in 2019? 

    Duuuuuude

    I’m guessing that the 2019 pick is not 1.01 and unlikely to be with those Wr.

    I’m not a believer in Hunt (I actually like Guice at least as much) but if you are then this is the kind of deal you make to put yourself in the driver’s seat for this season, IMO.  

     

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  3. 1. Buffalo wins the AFC east, preventing the Pats from taking ten straight. Josh Allen plays just good enough and the bills lean on McCoy/ivory and an aggressive D.

    2. Tennessee has the best record in the league. Taywan Taylor erupts for 80/1200/9 and Derrick Henry leads the league in rushing yards.

    3. Eric Ebron eclipses Evan Engram.  Alliteration aside, The former EE is a top 5 fantasy TE.

    4.  Fournette and Hunt are first round busts as they finish the year as the second best fantasy RBs on their teams.  

    5. Philadelphia repeats as Super Bowl Champs and Dallas is picking first in next year’s draft.  

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  4. Last trade of the offseason. Just acquired Dalvin Cook for three 2019 firsts (and Thomas Rawls!)  Two of the firsts originally belonged to elite teams and the third from more of a pretender than a contender.

    A couple league mates commented that it was aggressive, which is a polite way to say I overpaid.  Which I did, of course.  

    Overall, I am happy with the improvements I made to my roster his offseason. 

    This team won the title last year thanks to Gurley and luck with injuries:

    Brady, Cousins

    Gurley, Collins, Ajayi, Horse####

    ABrown, Julio, Evans, Agholar, marqis lee

    Ebron, Everett

    My team this year is stronger and deeper at Rb, while weaker but deeper at Wr.  Also, my core players are now much younger, which I thought necessary. And accomplished this without any draft picks except 3.12 to start.

    Brady, Cousins, Allen

    Gurley, Cook, Collins, Chubb, Sproles

    Julio, Evans, Marvin Jones, Hogan, Agholar, Lee, ESB

    Ebron, Everett, Cook, Herndon

    Sorry for the look at my team rambling but I thought it would be helpful to look back on.

  5. 38 minutes ago, Bossman said:

    As a teacher, how can you see this working? My son tells me that kids in his class were asking questions and saying "I don't get it" ... after the teacher has gone over it 3 times already.

    Drove him absolutely CRAZY. No child left behind ... so as a teacher, you focus on the slow ones to try to get them up to speed .... while the bright ones feel like they're watching paint dry. This is the goal?

     

    Maybe we should be more like China and American dads should start practicing female infanticide. Everyone knows that Girls suck at math and are dragging down our test scores.

    I can only speak to how it can work in a math class.  In mathematics, reasoning and justification will always be more valuable than getting the answer right or getting it quick. So, stronger students are challenged because they must justify their work to others.  Sometimes that requires finding another way to solve it or explain it and that can be a challenge.  It doesn’t always fall on the teacher to do this.  If it did, the teacher would be the only one in the class actually doing math. The others would just be following procedures, which is a low level cognitive task even if you are doing it correctly. I encounter students all the time that think they are too smart for others in the group because they want to move fast and get it done. Truth is that those students don’t understand the math as deeply as they need to and just don’t like having to explain their thinking.  

    As an example, imagine you were in 5th graded and needed to do 1 divided by 2/3.  You remembered the procedure and wrote the answer and tried to move on but your group didn’t get it.  You had no idea how to explain it to them other than to say “that’s what you do, flip the second fraction and multiply.”  No one understood and didn’t feel certain you were right. After all, nothing you said had any substance to it.  The teacher might come by and suggest that you draw a picture. Maybe they model an easy problem like 20 / 4 and ask how many fours fit into a rectangle with an area of twenty.  So you do and draw a circle that represents the one and shade two thirds. You can see now and hopefully communicate to the group that it would take 1 and 1/2 of the shaded 2/3 to fill the original circle.  The end result of all of that is everyone doing math.  You were forced to prove that you were right.  The teacher had to provide a simpler example.  The others in the group needed to question your logic.  

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  6. 8 hours ago, RedmondLonghorn said:

    My personal view is that there generally is really very little difference in terms of the schools and teachers themselves between high performing schools and low performing schools. 

    The main difference that matters is in the students or, more importantly, in the families of the students. 

    There is some truth to this first statement for the sole reason that many of the best performing schools are still doing things the way they did them 50 years ago because “if it ain’t broke...” and those schools aren’t actually deserving of any accolades. 

    However, I do think it is an unfair generalization and that there are many many truly exceptional schools that take the students in front of them and make tremendous gains nearly across the board.

    I agree wholeheartedly about the impact of parents and families. All it takes is some kids dad saying “I was never a math person” to get a kid to pretty much give up on a career in STEM and never put any effort into his studies.

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  7. 20 minutes ago, pecorino said:

    I believe AP classes are here to stay. It might not be for the best, but their foothold in US high schools remains quite strong.

    I agree that Collegeboard won’t go away quietly.  But things will trend in that direction, away from classes with labels that indicate that some students are learning richer, more advanced content than others. Access and equity are paramount. Where accelerated classes continue to exist, there won’t be any barriers to entry. My school lifted teacher recommendations as a requirement to get into AP/honors years ago.  History and English classes have gone to a hybrid system where most assignments are offered on a standard and an honors level.  

  8. Sorry OP, but all the research shows that the countries who do it best are all the ones who separate by ability the LEAST and the LATEST (Finland and China, for example). Good schools in the US are realizing this and honors and perhaps even AP classes will be gone before you know it.  

    As a teacher, heterogeneous classes means more complex lessons that allow the weaker students access and top students room to run.

  9. Is there a worse idea in the history of the world than the ketchup packet? Whose idea was it to put 0.0002 oz of ketchup inside a packet that can only be accessed with the nimblest of lady fingers?  By the time my banana hands can get one open my fries are cold and even then I have to waste seven napkins to put the catsup on because you obviously can’t fit the fries into the packet. 

    Tin foil cream cheese is a distant second. 

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  10. Why do people buy cream cheese wrapped in that awkward tin foil stuff when you can get a convenient tub of it?  Was going to start a new thread about this but I thought three cream cheese threads might be kind of like that time all those who’s hottest threads got posted and then next thing I know I can’t eat bagels for breakfast because it offends some people.

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  11. Let’s say you have some fixed number of cornerstone type players on your roster.  Would you prefer they were all about the same age (all likely to reach their peak and drop off at pretty much they same time) or would you prefer a few older players, a few players at their mid career peak, and a few younger players?

    would you rather own Julio and juju (one player loses value while the other rises) or Tyreek and Evans?  Or does that not matter?  Too hard to predict how a player might age to bother?

    At first blush I’m inclined to take the players that peak together, win some hardware, then burn it down and start over.  But I think there may be an argument for the other side where you could consistently compete and try to replace the aging vet with a younger player. 

     

  12. Big one for my team and would appreciate any feedback

    gave: Antonio brown

    got: 1.09 (Chubb fell which prompted the trade), 2019 first and second (both probably late), Robert woods, Marvin jones

     

    It’s not the type of trade I’d usually make (4 quarters for a dollar type) but I think Chubb is the goods, and my team, while strong on paper, really lacked depth.  Collins was my rb2 and sproles my rb3.  Still have Julio and Evans at WR and three firsts in 2019.

    Plus I renamed my team “I’ve got a chubb” before I accepted and wrote “I did it all for the penis jokes” in the trade notes.  So there is that.

  13. Nice thread idea.

    What percent of your roster consists of players that other owners wouldn’t give, say, a 3rd round pick for?  We are about to draft and I would say there are 7 players on my team (out of 28 spots) that the consensus would value less than a 3rd round pick. I think this is a result of my tendency to package picks and decent players to upgrade my starters wherever I can.  I don’t mind having a lot of garbage on my bench because it gives me roster flexibility when I want to add a lotto ticket but I’m curious how others see it.  Some of my league mates seem to do it different.

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  14. Any chance Jakeem earns a bigger role with Landry moving on?  They seemed to make an effort to get him involved at the end of the year, particularly on those wr screens where he can utilize his quicks.  I’m surprised I never saw him in the slot...seems like that would be his best role, but they went out and added amendola.

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