The “M” in STEM often feels like a footnote, says Martha Riecks, especially in math classrooms where students need more space to explore ideas & ask questions.
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Veteran music educator Nancy Flanagan shares the story of how a “solid bar band” taught her to be a better teacher by immersing her in the rhythm and flow.
The authors of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” share an exciting guest post at Anne Jolly’s STEM Imagineering blog. The tools and ethos of the maker revolution offer insight and hope for middle schools and for science and math studies, they say. “The breadth of options and the ‘can-do’ attitude is exactly what students need.”
Anne Jolly is campaigning for a STEM summer in which kids ask questions, seek answers, & design solutions to problems. She has 9 ideas for parents & others.
Research supports integrating arts into STEM curriculum, says educator Sammy Parker, citing studies of Nobel laureates and low-achieving students.
How to turn science, tech, engineering & math into problem- & project-based activities that simulate real-world R&D? Find the basics & the practice here.
With presidential leadership and STEAM-powered learning, we can escape the Groundhog Day cycle and revitalize our public schools, says Anne Jolly.