Research supports integrating arts into STEM curriculum, says educator Sammy Parker, citing studies of Nobel laureates and low-achieving students.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
In the middle grades, arts integration can deepen learning, address the Common Core, and spark academic progress across the curriculum.
Independent middle school dean Bill Ivey acknowledges a deep debt to public schools for forging today’s “middle school model” for young adolescents.
The developmental needs of tweens are unique, and flourishing as a middle grades teacher requires special skills. Teaching expert Rick Wormeli offers five customized strategies that are attuned to the particular requirements of the adolescent brain!
Education consultant Erik Palmer believes students must become well-spoken presenters and communicators to be successful in the digital future.
Becoming a STEM teacher means accepting the need to change traditional teaching methods and give up some control. Anne Jolly identifies 10 best practices.
After years without a homeroom, special educator Laurie Wasserman eagerly volunteered for one — and set out to build a real classroom community.
We interview The #Sugarkills Gang, a group of sixth grade science students. They’re on a social media nutrition mission to sugar-shock the world.
Raptors in the City opens a web portal on peregrine falcons living in a skyscraper during spring nesting season. Engaging ideas for science classrooms!
Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, shares six kid-friendly strategies that can boost reading engagement in the middle grades.