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

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on May 23, 2018 10:05:14 AM

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?"

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Topics: Tips for the Classroom, Tips for the Student, Tips for the Teacher

What is STEM? Settling into a Definition that Works

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on May 4, 2018 12:55:18 PM

If you were to ask teachers, parents, or students this question, you would get a wide variety of responses:

"Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math."

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Topics: Tips for the Student, Tips for the Teacher, Uncategorized

Putting 'School' and 'Real' Worlds on a Collision Course to Maximize Student Learning

Posted by Jamie LaGesse on Apr 5, 2018 8:12:25 AM

Why do I need to learn this? It's a question every teacher has faced at one time or another. So, how do we convince students that what they are doing in the classroom matters? It's simple, really. We stop creating a gap between the "real" world and the "school world." What does that even mean? Which world are we living in if not the real one? Doesn't it make more sense to empower students to see the connections between their learning and the world outside of school?

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Topics: Tips for the Student

What is Mastery Learning in STEM?

Posted by Amanda James on Jul 27, 2017 1:32:49 PM

One of the biggest challenges teachers face in the classroom is ensuring learning for all. What do I do if some of the students get it and others do not? How do I challenge the students that grasp the content at a faster rate than other students? How can I support my struggling students who get lost early in the material but do not ask for help? How can I challenge my students to think critically and problem solve? What activities can I use to provide my students with creative opportunities while still interacting with content?

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Topics: Tips for the Student, Tips for the Teacher

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