Becoming a STEM teacher means accepting the need to change traditional teaching methods and give up some control. Anne Jolly identifies 10 best practices.
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Raptors in the City opens a web portal on peregrine falcons living in a skyscraper during spring nesting season. Engaging ideas for science classrooms!
STEM Launchers — brief activities that introduce the engineering design process and the secrets of good teamwork — can help kick off a successful year.
Special educator and co-teacher Laurie Wasserman gained new insights into what it means to be a struggling student when she joined a math PD project. She shares.
In Background Knowledge: The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey focus on an essential topic, says reviewer Fran Toomey: How do we activate, access & build background knowledge in learners?
Learning consultant Mike Fisher shares more ideas for integrating technology and the Common Core. This time: Digital resources that can deepen math learning by capturing “a moment-in-time assessment of student ownership,” provided teachers are savvy about the ways students use the tools.
Reviewer Elisa Waingort finds Ron Berger’s 2003 book, An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students, timeless and timely, with concrete suggestions for building a classroom culture of excellence.
Positive discipline is supported by brain research about adolescent learning, say the authors of U-Turn Teaching. So demonstrate, facilitate, motivate.
Along with familiar STEM career choices like mechanical engineer and computer systems analyst, Anne Jolly is discovering some intriguing specialty jobs!
How do we help kids with less support outside of school? “Two Teachers” blogger Laurie Wasserman shares some ways she & her school go the extra mile.