1. Read The Bakeoff case 

Read “The Bakeoff” case and post approximately 1 page of text (about 4 paragraphs) answering the following questions SOLELY based on the case. Do not use other references.

  1. What were the organizational differences (e.g. people, process, interactions, systems) between the three teams vying to “reinvent the cookie”?
  2. How did these differences influence the eventual outcome of the bakeoff, which Team Stuckey won by a small margin?

Man’s Search For Meaning

All students are required to respond to other student posts each week The goal here is to ENGAGE in respectful dialogue – be supportive of each other, even as you are critical of each other’s ideas.


Read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning, Foreword and Preface

1) In a single sentence IN YOUR OWN WORDS (IYOW), describe the main argument of the Foreword and Preface re: the importance of Frankl’s book.

What is described in the foreword is the importance of the book and in the preface, both why it was successful and why Frankl did not go to America when given the chance.

2) Provide THREE specific pieces of evidence provided to support this thesis. Use 2-3 sentences for EACH and feel free to number them.

Think about your classroom as a system

A System is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole (Merriam-Webster). Example: digestive system, automotive system, plumbing system, etc.

Think about your classroom as a system. Define the system: the parts, the function of each part, and the purpose. Write a paragraph that explains how the parts affect one another. For example, you might think about how your students interact, how you affect your students, and how an interruption affects the classroom system.

Principles for successful supervision

What is your definition of instructional and/or organizational supervision? Develop and clearly state 3-5 principles for successful supervision of staff.  Consider principles as values, ethics, beliefs and norms. Identify and describe each supervisory principle with research references.  What professional development program will meet the needs of teachers and staff and lead to increased student learning and/or staff performance based on the principles? Conclude the platform with a reflection, including new perspectives, new discoveries, concerns and surprises.

You can use the guide for clarifying your supervisory platform below:

What is your definition of instructional supervision?

What should be the ultimate purpose of


Who should supervise? Who should be supervised?

What knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values are

possessed by successful supervisors?

What are the most important needs of teachers?

What makes for positive relationships between

supervisors and teachers?

What types of activities should be part of

instructional supervision?

What should be changed about the current practice

of instructional supervision?

Police and Community Relations

Locate six peer-reviewed articles on Police and Community Relations. You need to specifically research articles that assess a particular community relations program/policy. Access at least three databases for these articles. In a 1,500-2,000 word analysis (total word count for the assignment), do the following:

Summarize each article:

  • Give an overview of the Topic.
  • What methodology (approach to understanding the problem) was used?
  • What were the implications/conclusions?

Construct a comparative analysis of Police and Community Relations by:

  • Describe the positives and negatives of the approaches that were taken in each of the six articles.
  • Delineate the approaches you would have taken in each of these six situations.

NOTE: Be sure to cite each article as you are conducting your analysis of it. Defend your analyses with research.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you talk more with your words or with your body? Do you generally rely on knowledge or perceptions to form your views? Overall, are you an optimist or a realist? Social workers are a diverse group of professionals, each with their own personality. These personalities show up in the way that they conduct interviews and how they relate to their clients. For example, a social worker who prefers processing might use more pauses in their interviews in order to think through the information presented.

In this Discussion, you examine your own personal style of communication and how well that style may translate to a social work context.

  • Identify two ways your family and/or friends would describe your personal style of communication.
  • Identify two ways you would describe your own personal style of communication.
  • Explain the similarities and differences in the descriptions by your family and by you.
  • Describe how a client may respond to your personal style of communication.
    • What do you believe are the strengths and weaknesses in your personal style when working with a client?

Son describing life without a mother

Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 300 words and should demonstrate an understanding of the material and display an original answer that includes well-reasoned analysis.

After following the link, if the segment does not automatically play, click the play button in the upper right corner.

1. The segment begins with the son describing life without a mother.  What were your feeling about the mother leaving her husband and children before listening to the segment? Did your feelings about the woman change after you heard the story?

2. What is your view of the husband/anthropologist? Do you think it was morally right of him to marry a young woman from the village he was studying and living in? Do you think he should have stayed in that village with her, or do you think he made the right decision to bring her to New Jersey?

3. Describe how you view this story. After learning what these terms mean, are you an ethical relativist, absolutist, or soft universalist? Explain why.

*You can listen to the podcast by using the above link.  You can also listen to it on mobile devices by downloading the Podcast app and subscribing (for free) to Snap Judgment podcast.  This episode is #416, segment 3 called “Yanomami Mami.”

Powerpoint presentation | Social Science homework help

Powerpoint presentation | Social Science homework help

Congratulations! The members of the United Nations found great value in the two analyses you provided. They are now asking you to develop a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the four most critical threats to the global environment. They are listed in the table below.

Energy sources

Civil war


Poor health of entire populations

Lack of educational opportunities

Cultural taboos

Inappropriate uses of technology

Climate change

To complete this task, you must do the following:

Step I. Narrow the List from Eight to the Four Most Critical Threats

To complete this step, complete the following tasks in order:

  • Review research on each of the eight threats listed in the table.
  • Determine what you believe to be the current and potential future impacts of each threat on the global environment.
  • Choose the four threats that you see as the most critical by considering which pose the greatest or most immediate risk to us.

Step II. Create the PowerPoint Presentation

The completed version of this presentation will include a minimum of 19 slides. Your audience consists of the United Nations General Assembly.

PPT Content and Structure

1.  A Title Slide: Include your name, course title, current date, and the name of your instructor.

2.  An Introduction Slide: List the four threats you chose, and in the Notes section offer a brief narrative justifying these choices

3.  Body Slides: The slide content is listed in the outline below. For each body slide you develop, please include a paragraph in the Notes section explaining how the details you have provided in the slide are pertinent to the United Nations’ discussion on selecting and prioritizing goals.

I.  For your first threat (this is the threat you consider to be the greatest risk/highest priority)

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

II.  For your second threat (this is the threat you consider to be the second greatest risk/second highest priority)

  1. One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat
  2. One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)
  3. One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole
  4. One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

III.  For your third threat (this is the threat you consider to be the third greatest threat/highest priority)

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

IV.  For your fourth threat (this is the threat you consider to be the fourth greatest threat/highest priority)

a.  One slide on a brief history and assessment of the threat

b.  One slide on the countries most affected by the threat, and how those countries are affected (please give examples)

c.  One slide on the effects of this threat on the world population as a whole

d.  One slide including a chart, graph, or compelling visual that relates to the content you present in body slides a–c

4.  A Conclusion Slide: Summarize your findings for the Assembly.

5.  Optional – Reference Slide: You can include full-text citations in the Notes section of each slide or provide a reference slide at the end of the presentation with the full citations of your sources.

Note: Please discuss the threats in order of priority as described above, so the threat you consider the greatest should be discussed first in the presentation and so on.

Note: Please use at least five credible sources to back up your discussion

Note: The body slides should summarize your key takeaways, whereas the Notes section of each body slide should discuss the evidence and the details that support your takeaways. The content in both the Notes and body sections requires citations and sources.

Create a frequency table in SPSS


Create a frequency table in SPSS

Topic is Gender Inequality

250 words

Task I: Frequency table

Now that you have imported GSS 2016 dataset into your SPSS and have learned how to use GSS data explorer to find out GSS variable information, you are going to create and post a frequency table of your variables.  Complete the following steps:

Give your forum title a unique label specific to your study/variables.  Post a brief explanation of your topic which includes a bit of information about your variables: level of measurement, answer categories (yes/no, strongly agree, disagree, etc.), as well as the survey question used to collect data for this particular variable (refer to Forum 1 discussion). Include a frequency table for each of your variables. If you have one DV and one IV, you need to run frequency table for BOTH of your variables. If you have one DV and 2 IVs, you need to run three frequency tables. When you are done, explain your outputs in no more than 5 sentences for each variable. Cite numbers in the outputs to support your conclusion. When you cite %, use the % reported in “valid percent” column. This column deletes all missing values, thus is “clean.”

To create a frequency table in SPSS

1.       Open SPSS and open your GSS data file

2.       Click Analyze

3.       Click Descriptive Statistics

4.       Click Frequencies

5.       click open Statistics

6.       Make sure that mean, median, mode, standards deviation, and variance are chosen and click “Continue”

7.      ​Choose the variable that you want to make a frequency table of and click the arrow (this will move it into the right ‘Variable’ box)

8.       Click OK

Task II. Describe the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and dispersion (variance, standard deviation) for each of your variables.

Based on what you have learned in the readings and lessons this week, identify the measures for each variable and explain what they tell us. Keep in mind that the mean is more meaningful for interval/ratio variables, the median or mode for ordinal variables, and the mode for nominal variables. What do these measures summarize for us about the variable’s data?

Task III. Create charts (bar chart, pie chart, or histogram depending on your variables’ level of measurement)

Presenting your data in graphic form is also important when conducting quantitative research. Based on what you have learned from the reading and the weekly lesson, create a graphic representation of your data. Your choice of graphing tool is purely based on a variable’s level of measurement. When you are done, explain your outputs in no more than 5 sentences for each variable. It is OK if your explanation is similar to the frequency table interpretation, since chart is a different data presentation on the SAME variable. Cite numbers in the outputs to support your conclusion.

Basic rules:

Nominal: bar chart or pie chart

Ordinal: bar chart or pie chart

Interval/Ratio: histogram or line chart

To Create a Chart

1.       Follow steps 1-4 above (without worrying about the statistics).

2.       Click Charts

3.       Click choice of format (depending on your variable’s level of measurement)

4.       Click OK

5.       Continue with steps 5-6

Copy all of the frequency tables and charts by copy and pasting them into a document (PDF, MS Word) and attach to forum discussion. If your table/chart does not fit to the page, choose “copy special” and then “images.” Paste images to the word document and the problem will be solved.  

If you need further guidance, refer to the step-by-step screenshots attached at the end of the rubrics.

Assignment 2

1)  Read attached case study. Your assignment must be two to three pages in length APA style (excluding title and reference pages). Utilize your reference listed below and at least one additional scholarly source.  Based on the information in this case, thoroughly answer the following questions below:

· Write a mission statement that reflects this new direction for St. Mary’s.

· Write a vision statement reflecting the new mission statement.

· What type of strategy did the leadership team at St. Mary’s pursue?

· Which organizations in the community might view the wellness center as a new form of competition?

· What factors described in this chapter might affect the implementation of this new strategy?

Baack, D. E. & Fischer, A. (2013). The essentials of managing in the healthcare industry [Electronic version]. Retrieved from


Medicaid and the Middle Class


Medicaid and the Middle Class


Part I: Medicaid is not just for low-income people. The American middle class benefits significantly from the Medicaid program. In a 4 page synopsis, analyze a specific Medicaid program that seeks to benefit the middle class in the state in which you reside. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

a.     Discuss the purpose of the program.

b.    Describe whether the program is effective and offer evidence to support your rationale.

c.     Discuss other viewpoints or opposing viewpoints to the program.

d.    This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source from the Rasmussen College Online Library (don’t forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting)

e.     Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Part II: It’s tough for healthcare professionals to keep up with all the programs offered through the government. Based on the position and facility you selected, create a one-page information sheet for our staff that they can use to answer questions. SkillSurfer in the online tutoring platform offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials on Microsoft Office products.

a.     The information sheet should give your staff enough information to have an educated conversation with a patient about their healthcare coverage options through Medicaid.

b.    Make sure to use audience specific language and tone in your information sheet. Remember, you are writing this information sheet for your staff.

c.     Be creative and make your information sheet fun and organized.

Assignment 2: Discussion—Leadership Challenges in Today’s Environment

There are some who argue that leaders face unprecedented demands as we enter the 21st century. The pace of organizations is faster than ever due to technology advances and impatience in stakeholder groups. There is increased diversity due to globalization. The workforce is more nomadic; few people today spend their entire careers in a single company. This puts a lot of pressure on leaders and may demand new or evolved competencies.

Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, including general organizational sources like the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, or Harvard Business Review, research the demands facing 21st century leaders.

Then, respond to the following:

  • What are the challenges facing leaders in today’s environment? Consider both internal and external challenges within an organization.
  • Describe the impact of those challenges on today’s leaders. Explain how leaders need to respond to them.
  • Discuss at least three–four core competencies that you think leaders need to be effective in today’s environment. Explain how these competencies will address the challenges you identified.

By Saturday, September 2, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, September 4, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

**** NOTE:  Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner. Offered points of view supported by research, asked challenging questions that promoted discussion and drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion. Thank you…..