Erica Becker

240 Flips | 15 Magazines | 4 Likes | @EricaBecker63jc | Keep up with Erica Becker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Erica Becker”

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, …

Teaching

Fit in my 40s: ‘If you breathe properly, it will improve skin, sleep, digestion, mood’

Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a precise meaning. We call it …

Yoga

The video (file) shared on this page is submitted by a user who claims the right to do so and has agreed to SchoolTube's Terms. Copyright owners may …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused

In just a few minutes a day, you can rebuild your declining attention span.<p>With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the …

Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings

Inside the massive, two-year museum effort to conserve The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough’s famed 18th-century portrait<p>For nearly 100 years, he’s been the star attraction in the palatial portrait gallery of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, a turn-of-the-century estate …

Art

At MoMA, "An Unfolding Portrait" of Louise Bourgeois's Creative Process

Louise Bourgeois’s long career began and ended with printmaking; she launched her legacy with the medium and returned to it in the years before her …

What Louise Bourgeois’s Drawings Reveal about Her Creative Process

Portrait of Louise Bourgeois in her Studio in New York City, 1955. Photo by Porter Gifford/Corbis via Getty Images.In a video on Youtube, Louise …

Around the Room

This post is a bit of a confessional…<p>For 15+ years I have been operating without the added task and pressure of submitting weekly lesson plans to …

Three Tips for Planning the First Day

I love the first day of school, and the whole beginning of the year, for that matter. I find the freshness, the sense of possibility, the coming …

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them

...The post 15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them appeared first on TeachThought.

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Write Lesson Plans

Writing lesson plans makes sure that you are addressing the requirements of the curriculum as well as the opportunity to plan how you will best …

September 2017

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual …

An 8-Step Process

PROBLEM Formulation<p><b>Step 1:</b> Problem Finding literally consists of finding or anticipating problems and opportunities. The result is a continuous flow …

Creativity

At Facebook and Google, Highly Successful Teams Use This 3-Word Question to Spark Creativity (With Incredible Results)

This short phrase has immense power, and can help your team block out doubt and find creative solutions.<p>Imagine you're a leader, and you want your team to accomplish ambitious goals. (Maybe you don't have to imagine.) There are three basic questions you can ask at the outset.<p>All three questions …

One-Minute Tip: Visually Set Optimum White Balance with Your Camera’s Live View Mode (VIDEO)

One way to avoid unnecessary processing time is to set the optimum white balance for your scene before shooting a photograph. That typically involves …

Train Your Chest Without Machines

When you hear the local gym bros talking about training, one question invariably comes up: How much ya bench? <b>The chest has become synonymous with</b> …

Video: Rescue PFDs 101

Rescue PFDs can be an amazing tool for swiftwater rescue, but they are largely useless and can actually create hazards if you don’t know how to use …

Best Books for Art Teachers!

Summertime is my favorite time to reflect on the past school year. I often find myself uprooting all of my favorite art teacherin' books during this …

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

Pedagogy

Edvard Munch's 100-year-old brushes digitally recreated so you can paint with them in Photoshop

This is as close to using the tools of a master as you're likely to get.<p>Adobe has announced 'The Hidden Treasures of Creativity', a first-of-its-kind …

Fiber Weaving on a Loom

In the last month of school, I have been posting on Instagram the amazing weavings that I do with my 1st graders. Why are they amazing?? Because they …

Experiment Reveals The Difference Between Pro Photographers Using $500 Gear VS. Amateur Using $4,950 Gear

Tired of constantly being asked ‘what camera did you use to take that photo?’ and ‘what is the best camera?’ photographers at Mango Street decided to …