Ruth Richardson

187 Flips | 3 Magazines | 12 Likes | 1 Following | 7 Followers | @3quarterview | Artist and secondary school math, science and art teacher, Ruth teaches at Learning Works Charter School, a high school for drop outs in Pasadena, CA.

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You

In today's current political and cultural climate, it's crucial that everyday Americans are engaging in important conversations about race, bias, …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

How Does The Met Maintain Half a Million Web Pages Devoted to Art?

One in five people who come to the Museum's website visit a page devoted to a single work in The Met collection (what we call an "object page"). To …

17 Children's Fantasy Series You May Have Missed As A Kid — But Should Read Now

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are <i>so many</i> novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and …

Books

How to Make Math More Emotionally Engaging For Students

When Jacqui Young studied pre-calculus as a high school junior, she found the experience unexpectedly fulfilling. She didn’t consider herself a “math …

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

As we strengthen these links and build them day-after-day, our mind finds it easier to travel down those neural paths and to experience the …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Science Fiction

Paul Ryan’s Favorite Charter School

How a Democratic education reformer became a conservative darling.<p>When House Speaker Paul Ryan arrived on a Harlem block earlier this month, the boyish-looking Wisconsinite was greeted by a crowd of irate New Yorkers brandishing homemade signs. One called him a “monster.” Another suggested he had …

Secret Teacher: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?

On the rare occasion that the staff in our English department surface from their marking pile long enough to enjoy a cup of tea together, I’ll ask everybody what they’re reading. The answer is usually the same: nothing.<p>Teachers only read the bits of books they have to teach – and even then it’s …

Teaching

As a Former Heroin Addict, the Documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You Reminds Me How Lucky I Am

As I settled in to watch HBO’s new documentary on the opioid crisis, <i>Warning: This Drug May Kill You</i>, I prepared myself. It’s never easy to witness …

Mindful Facilitation: Don’t Do Something, Just Stand There

What if we took a page from the mindfulness community and chose to <i>not</i> do things, but rather to be present with whatever's happening around us and …

Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Victoria – in pictures

Van Gogh and the Seasons, a new exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne, features 49 works from throughout the artist’s career. Ranging from sketches to colourful oil paintings, the works vividly illustrate Vincent van Gogh’s passion for nature and the development of his fascination with colour. Here …

Art

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Based on 6% annual growth in wealth, they would hold assets worth approximately $305 trillion.<p>6:13 p.m. Today6:13 p.m. April 22, 2018<p>Researchers have …

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

WATCH: Face your fear — Dr. Kevin Meyer on handling anxiety

What’s at the root of your fears?<p>We are living in anxious times — even as many of us are trying to overcome our phobias and anxieties so can help others in greater need. But Dr. Kevin Meyer of the University of Mount Union says that even the seemingly most collected and prepared among us still …

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

<b>(Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>Anis Shivani<p>February 26, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There …

A Stanford ophthalmologist explains how we see color and art

Photoreceptor cells in our retinas (the rods and cones) receive light and change it to a neural signal. But they cannot transmit images directly to …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The potential that comes from neuroplasticity—the capacity to change the structure and function of the brain through learning—provides the foundation …

Read an Excerpt from Ben Aaronovitch’s The Hanging Tree

We’re ever so pleased to offer you an excerpt from the first chapter of <i>The Hanging Tree</i>, the sixth book in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series. …

Krita Is a Fast, Flexible, and Free Photoshop Alternative Built by Artists

Windows/macOS/Linux: If you’re on the lookout for a digital painting tool and Photoshop is too expensive, Krita is a fast, free, and open source art …

17 High-Protein Meatless Meals You Can Make in 1 Pan

Washing a ton of dishes on weeknights is pretty much out of the question—frankly, it's often hard enough to rally the energy to even cook dinner at …

To the Educators Who Will Teach My Black Daughter

by Jemelleh Coes<p>Every holiday season, I celebrate the year with my sorority sisters, a group of professional women of color. The conversation often …

Healthier fries: Baked and roasted veggie recipes that'll satisfy your french fry cravings

Fried foods may be one of life's greatest pleasures, but eating them can have some pretty dire consequences.<p>You don't need us to lecture you about …

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at record high

WASHINGTON — Americans with no more than a high school degree have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings …

College & University

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class

<b>‘Writing in Math Class is a win-win for Students & Teachers’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.</b><p>Regular readers know that, …

For Teachers, It's Not Just What You Say, It's How You Say It

By Jane Meredith Adams<p>Denisia Wash, a kindergarten teacher in Berkeley, didn’t want to use a sugary voice when she talked to her 5-year-old students – they weren’t babies and that voice wasn’t actually effective, she said. But she didn’t want to use a sharp-edged voice either, the impatient tone …

Half of the highest-paying jobs in America now require this skill

If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you.<p>Roughly half of the jobs in the top …

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching

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Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Mia Buljan remembers the specific moment eight years ago when she realized she had to give kids more space to grapple with a problem on their own. …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …