A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number, that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 115 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remainder have only been made with particle accelerators. Eighty-one of the elements have isotopes that are stable. The others, including technetium, promethium, and those with atomic numbers higher than 83, are radioactive. See Periodic Table .
These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Most everyone understands that to keep a healthy body it is beneficial to be active, and one way is to begin a workout routine. Often work- outs have the person go through several repetitions, or reps, to strengthen muscles. With the increase in technology in the hands of everyone, especially your kids, parents are in the need of a new workout, and new REPs. There are two aspects to each of the REPs: one focuses on an individual’s use of technology, and the other is users’ responsibility to do the same for others (which helps users to focus on empathy for others as well). The principles of respect, educate, and protect each include elements to help parents and children discuss the issues and ideas that are happening with respect to technology.
The facilitator is a 'facilitator of process' and getting to grips with the complexity of this statement is the key to successful professional facilitation. The content is the business of the participants whilst the focus for the facilitator is the processes that are influencing, shaping and directing the participants' content. Understanding the various layers of process and how to intervene both explicitly and implicitly is the magic of facilitation. Process covers everything from the structures that hold the group, such as the room and time management, through the tools and techniques that help the group with its work to the very personal processes that affect each individual’s interactions, both historic and present to the group dynamics that subtly influence each person’s presence within the group.