Anastasia Ugolik

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Changing the Lessons

It's Black History Month. I have to admit, it hasn't always been a month I looked forward to. As a kid, I went to school in at a predominantly white public school. Out of 80 kids in my class, I believe there were about 10 African Americans. And that's including me. Every single year, during the …

Disability

Meet the Woman Who's Making Us Love Ukrainian Food

<i>Today, Meg Abbott and Issy Croker—the London-based writer and photographer duo who call themselves The Curious Pear—are invited into the kitchen of Olia Hercules</i>, <i>the chef and cookbook author bringing much-deserved attention to Ukrainian food.</i><p>For the last couple of months here in London, Olia …

It's Time to Stop the Teacher Guilt

After grabbing paperwork and checking out a school vehicle, my conference period was nearing an end. My last stop was the bank. Approaching the counter, I hurriedly pulled out the school check and my driver's license.<p>"I guess you're taking your students to another competition. Are you gone pretty …

Education

Christmas Casseroles

Sometimes, the easiest way to feed a crowd is with a hearty casserole. These dishes can be made ahead of time, and are sure to please even picky …

Cooking

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled back, and creativity is all the rage. Chefs just want to have fun. The food is playful and imaginative while delicious. Restaurants rely on as many …

Eastern Europe

Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel

“There is no love of life without despair of life.”<p><i>“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his notebook toward the end of his life, <i>“they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

Photos: The women who transformed Ukraine’s police force

At the end of 2014, Ekaterine Zguladze was assigned a task many had thought unrealistic: Implement police reforms in Ukraine, where citizens have associated the <i>militsiya</i> with corruption and inefficiency for decades. But Zguladze had accomplished something similar before—in her native Georgia, where …

Russia

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

15th century

Books That Genius Hour Teachers Love

Since starting teaching with Genius Hour, we have read so many inspirational books that have changed us and our pedagogy. With the help of my GH …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Baking

Nationwide curriculum to end free-for-all in English teacher training

Stung by the low proficiency in English of many of the educators who teach the language, the education ministry has decided for the first time to …

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

Travel guide to Costa Rica’s top 5 national parks

“WE NEED THE TONIC OF WILDNESS…,” prescribed Henry David Thoreau. If this is true, then Costa Rica could be considered the world’s 24/7 pharmacy.<p>With …

How Dual Language Learning Could Help Curb Education Inequality

More than 17 percent of Texas’ public school students learned a language other than English first. There are a number of approaches to teaching these …

Language Learning

Scientists may have discovered why humans speak so many different languages

Scientists have long known that voices carry differently in dense forests and open plains and in humid air and dry air.<p>Now, researchers say that the ecosystem and climate in which languages developed might have actually helped shape how they sound.<p>"What we're suggesting is that at least some …

Language Learning
Language Learning

Teachers reveal the most ridiculous things parents have ever said to them

Teachers have listed some of the most ridiculous things parents have ever told them.<p>In a depressing thread on social website Reddit, teachers and …

Language Learning

Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Many people have been asking about this viral math problem where a student is asked to use the repeated addition strategy on 5 x 3. The student is marked incorrect for responding 5 + 5 + 5 instead of 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.<p><i>It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?</i><p>Math grading today...<p><b>Equals Versus</b> …

Mathematics

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

“Wealth of Nations” stole happiness from workers—here’s how we steal it back

Many Americans today are assembly-line workers—whether they know it or not. The reason can be traced back to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.<p>Smith believed that when it came to work, people were fundamentally lazy. If you want people to work, he argued in his classic 1776 book <i>The Wealth</i> …

Employment

11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

Course Learning<p><b>Time commitment:</b> Medium<b><br>Engagement:</b> Medium<b><br>Personalization:</b> Low<b><br>Effectiveness:</b> Medium<p>FluentU refers to itself as immersive online …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks

A Teacher's Response to the Spring Valley High Video

I awoke early on my first day, nervous but excited. After driving an hour through the beautiful rural North Carolina landscape dotted with countless tobacco fields and dilapidated old barns, I walked into one of the most intimidating situations I've ever been in. I was a fresh-faced, 23-year-old …

Teaching

What a Los Angeles schoolteacher told President Obama

It’s not every day that a Los Angeles public school teacher meets the president.<p>That’s how Bootsie Battle Holt, the math department chair and a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Marina del Rey Middle School, spent Monday. Battle Holt is a member of Teach Plus, a national nonprofit group that …