The Official National Institute of STEM Education Blog

Top 4 STEM Career Fields (Plus Some You May Have Not Considered)

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on May 23, 2018 10:05:14 AM


By Jamie LaGesse

As teachers, we often struggle with student buy-in and engagement. We've heard the question many times: "why do I need to learn this?"

As STEM teachers, we could answer with any of the following: "job stability", "economic growth," or "for your future." All of these responses are true, but none will resonate quite as much as this one: MONEY.

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Tags: Tips for the Classroom, Tips for the Student, Tips for the Teacher, Uncategorized

Putting the "T" in STEM on a Shoestring Budget

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on Apr 18, 2018 2:05:37 PM


Putting technology in STEM


By Jamie LaGesse 

The word "technology" usually brings to mind images of smartphones, tablets, and computers. These devices are pretty incredible, giving us access to the entire World Wide Web with the swipe of a fingertip. Yet, thinking of "technology" in these terms is very limiting. A quick search on defines "technology" as the development of knowledge for practical purposes, usually to satisfy a need or solve a problem.

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Tags: Tips for the Classroom, Tips for the Teacher, Uncategorized

Why Do Teacher Actions Matter in STEM Education?

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on Aug 3, 2017 9:20:00 AM

By: Amanda James

Think back to your first year of teaching. Whether you had just graduated from college where you majored in education or had completed an alternative certification program, most people can remember their first year of teaching like it was yesterday. At the end of  your first year, your sense of satisfaction came from surviving all the unexpected trials you encountered. You were required to observe master teachers and take notes on how they ran their classroom. So, what made their classes good?

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Tags: Tips for the Classroom, Uncategorized

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