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|Oregon Gov. Brown criticized for plan to vaccinate teachers ahead of elderly to reopen schools|
Added: 23.01.2021 21:29 | 4 views | 0 comments
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is being criticized by some residents and teachers unions for her plan to prioritize vaccinations for school staff before the state's elderly population.
|to Frederich Hipp|
Added: 22.01.2021 21:39 | 4 views | 0 comments
Richard P. Feynman to Frederich Hipp, April 5, 1961
Editor's Note: Frederich Hipp, a high school student, was fascinated by physics ("atomic theory and quantum mechanics in particular") and had built a cloud chamber for his science project. He was concerned, however, that he had little aptitude for math. His question to Feynman: "Can a person of normal mathematical ability master enough math to do work on some professional level in this field?"
Mr. Frederich Hipp
New Milford, Connecticut
To do any important work in physics a very good mathematical ability and aptitude are required. Some work in applications can be done without this, but it will not be very inspired.
If you must satisfy your "personal curiosity concerning the mysteries of nature" what will happen if these mysteries turn out to be laws expressed in mathematical terms (as they do turn out to be)? You cannot understand the physical world in any deep or satisfying way without using mathematical reasoning with facility. How do you know you don't have an aptitude for math? Perhaps you disliked your teacher, or it was presented wrong for your type of mind.
What do I advise? Forget it all. Don't be afraid. Do what you get the greatest pleasure from. Is it to build a cloud chamber? Then go on doing things like that. Develop your talents wherever they may lead. Damn the torpedoes—full speed ahead!
What about the math? Maybe (1) you might find it interesting later when you need it to design a new apparatus, or (2) you may not go on with your present ambition to understand everything, but instead find yourself a leader in some other direction, such as building the most ingenious rocket-ship control devices, or (3) biological problems may ultimately absorb all your interest and talent for doing experiments and learning about nature, etc.
If you have any talent, or any occupation that delights you, do it, and do it to the hilt. Don't ask why, or what difficulties you may get into.
If you are an average student in everything and no intellectual pursuit gives you real delight, then I don't know how to advise you. You will have to discuss it with someone else. It is a problem that I have not thought about very hard.
R. P. Feynman
|[Ticker] Spain: Jesuit order apologises for decades of sexual abuse|
Added: 22.01.2021 6:27 | 9 views | 0 comments
The Roman Catholic Jesuit order in Spain has admitted that 81 children and 21 adults had been sexually abused by 96 of its members since 1927 and apologised for the "painful, shameful and sorrowful" crimes, The Guardian writes. In a report released on Thursday, the Society of Jesus, whose members often work as teachers, said most of the abuse had taken place in schools "or was related to schools".
|Missouri diversity session tells teachers 'colorblindness,' 'all lives matter' are forms of white supremacy|
Added: 22.01.2021 3:23 | 10 views | 0 comments
Newly released materials shed light on a training session in which Missouri middle school teachers were pressured to endorse certain ideas about race and told that "covert" white supremacy included things like "colorblindness."
|Jill Biden, 'Professor FLOTUS,' honors teachers in her first official event as first lady|
Added: 22.01.2021 0:53 | 29 views | 0 comments
First lady Jill Biden, a longtime teacher who intends to keep her paid job, hailed educators in her first White House FLOTUS event.
|African-American mothers rate boys higher for ADHD|
Added: 21.01.2021 7:19 | 2 views | 0 comments
African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that African-American mothers in a study rated boys as displaying more frequent ADHD symptoms than Caucasian mothers did, regardless of child race.
|Antiracism Comes to the Heartland|
Added: 21.01.2021 4:16 | 25 views | 0 comments
A Missouri middle school forces teachers to locate themselves on an "oppression matrix" and watch a video of "George Floyd's last words."
|Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school|
Added: 18.01.2021 15:34 | 16 views | 0 comments
Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.
|Arizona teacher raises passed after strike shuts schools|
Added: 03.05.2018 16:48 | 2 views | 0 comments
Arizona lawmakers approve big teacher raises, could end 5-day strike