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The psychology of motivation: Strategies for engaging students

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The psychology of motivation: Strategies for engaging students Motivation plays a role not only in people’s choice to get involved in their goals but also in their behavior, persistence, and, ultimately, success. It is imperative for educators to be aware of the essence of motivation in education in order to create a stimulating environment where students can learn and develop.

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How Higher Ed Institutions Are Strategically Managing Change

ED Surge

It is no secret. Higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges that are forcing strategic changes. Since the onset of the pandemic, institutions have grappled with financial sustainability concerns exacerbated by falling enrollment rates and political pressures on academic freedom. As dissatisfaction among higher ed employees rises , there is growing concern about retaining faculty amid widespread burnout.

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Apprenticeship Support for Schools & Colleges

All About STEM

The Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools & Colleges (ASK) Brochure is out now! Click to take a look and discover the fantastic activities and assemblies available, they’re FREE! We’re looking forward to visiting our schools and colleges to offer apprenticeship and T Level support.

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Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes

STEM Discovery Education

How can we improve reading outcomes for all of our students? Educators have asked themselves this question countless times. They have tried different strategies, software products, and professional development as potential answers. But with only 35% of U.S. fourth-grade students proficient in reading, where does reading instruction go from here? Numerous terms, including the science […] The post Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes appeared first on D

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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How Low-Carb Diets Fuel High-Achieving Students

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How Low-Carb Diets Fuel High-Achieving Students Have you ever considered that your diet could be the secret weapon in your quest for academic success? It’s not just about fueling late-night study sessions or grabbing a quick bite between classes. What if the foods you choose could directly enhance focus and memory retention? Low-carb diets are more than just a trend; they’re transforming high-achievers into unstoppable forces in classrooms and beyond.

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InnovateHer Survey: Win a PlayStation 5!

All About STEM

Calling all students aged 11-16! You can help InnovateHer gain valuable insights into your career aspirations by filling out their short survey. By participating, you have the chance to win a PlayStation 5! Complete InnovateHer Survey “At InnovateHer, we’re passionate about empowering young individuals to pursue careers in technology and innovation.

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Conquering Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt as Adults in the Classroom

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How Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt Affect Teaching and Learning Outcomes Teachers face different types of pressure throughout their careers. As teachers, we want our classrooms to be fun, challenging places full of curious and engaged students. Balancing that desire against the question, ‘how is this going to help every student do well on the upcoming standardized test,’ can cause stress, uncertainty, doubt, and even fear.

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19 Online News Resources for Kids

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Here are popular online resources to teach about news sources for kids ( click here for updates to this list ): Allsides (news stories compared across multiple political perspectives) Breaking News –from Class Tools, create your own screen BBC News (app) C News for kids Kids News – Current Events Listenwise Newsela –news for kids, reformatted at different reading levels News-o-matic for kids (app) NewseumEd News for Kids –free Newspaper Navigator –from the Library of Congress; search endless

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They Started Teaching During the Pandemic Year. Where Are They Now?

ED Surge

Around this time four years ago, a seismic event was rippling across education. In April 2020, teachers were beginning to realize that their schools’ closures would not be all that temporary. They’d need to make do with haphazard plans for distance learning through the end of the school year — perhaps longer. For most educators, the pandemic was a defining moment in their careers, a situation more disruptive than they could’ve imagined.

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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Host a Research Placement or Experience: Employer Benefits

All About STEM

The Research and Experience Placement Programme allows Year 12 students to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. Students are bright, capable, and can complete a variety of tasks!

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A Beginner’s Guide for Junior Blocks in PictoBlox: A Revolutionary Way to Teach Block Coding for Kids

Stem Education News

In the digital age, technology has become an essential part of our everyday life. From the toys we play with to the cartoons we watch, technology is everywhere. It’s like having a magic wand that can do almost anything! But to make this magic work better, even the youngest among us need to learn how. […] The post A Beginner’s Guide for Junior Blocks in PictoBlox: A Revolutionary Way to Teach Block Coding for Kids appeared first on STEMpedia.

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How To Improve Student Performance in Science

Know Adam's Blog

To transform student performance, we must build a classroom culture and environment for students to actively engage in. Providing authentic learning opportunities and releasing responsibility to our students increases student engagement and performance. To build an environment where students are rewarded for risk-taking, teachers can model listening and critical thinking, while implementing frameworks that keep students on task and focused on their own discovery.

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New Teachers: Lean on Those Digital Resources

Middle Web

Teachers are always short of resources. New teachers, in particular, need a helping hand and the tools to make their jobs less stressful. Education resources specialist April Angel urges them to take advantage of quality resource sites to plan lessons and fill specific needs. The post New Teachers: Lean on Those Digital Resources first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Downloadable Design Briefs for an Integrative STEM Curriculum

These easy-to-use design briefs outline student objectives, challenges, and materials needed to complete each 30-minute to 4-hour lesson. ITEEA’s Integrative STEM curriculum, Engineering byDesign, includes many more standards driven hands-on activities just like these!

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Step-By-Step Videos: CREST Primary Projects

All About STEM

CREST Awards partnered with Mewburn Ellis LLP to co-produce a series of 16 demonstration videos for educators. Each video provides step-by-step instructions on how you can run CREST projects with your primary students and you can find accompanying booklets here.

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Ringing Out the School Year: Fun-tastic Last Day of School Activities!

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As the school year winds down and the countdown to summer break begins for both students and educators , take a moment to encourage students to reflect on the past year and all that has taken place. To make the last day of school a memorable experience, plan a variety of engaging and enjoyable activities. This allows students to say goodbye to the academic year in a fun way and embrace the summer season with open arms.

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Building Futures with 3D Printing Technology

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By leveraging 3D printers, Spencer Payton, Science Teacher at Summit Academy (Denver, CO) transforms traditional lessons into dynamic, hands-on experiences to inspire his students actively engage in their learning journey.

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As Jamboard Sunsets, What Is on the Horizon?

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If you have been wondering how you can move on when Jamboard sunsets in December, Kathleen Palmieri has found a super next-generation tool developed through a collaboration of Google – FigJam by Figma – that offers easy transition and improved tools. See her overview and tips. The post As Jamboard Sunsets, What Is on the Horizon? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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STEM Ambassadors Guide to Supporting STEM Clubs

All About STEM

STEM Ambassadors – Join STEM Ambassadors Community! Chat, collaborate & discover new ways to inspire young people. The STEM Ambassadors Guide to Supporting STEM Clubs has just been added to the Community Training Hub! There are two guides, one focused on supporting STEM Clubs and the other offers concise advice on safeguarding in this context.

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Students as Innovators: Why STEM Learning Matters More Than Ever

Defined Learning

With the projected growth of STEM occupations, STEM education is critical. Providing early and diverse opportunities in STEM fosters important future-ready skills like collaboration and problem-solving while preparing students for a rapidly evolving job market. Through hands-on activities, coding resources, and virtual platforms and tools, educators can engage students in meaningful STEM learning experiences, nurturing essential skills to ensure future success across career paths.

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From Childhood Dreamer to Inventor Extraordinaire: Part 1 of a Visionary

Box Light

Meet Lydia Denton, a visionary inventor whose creative genius knows no bounds as she revolutionizes problem-solving with her groundbreaking innovations.

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Tactics for Landing Your First Teaching Job

Middle Web

As pre-service teachers anticipate their first classrooms, former Kansas TOY and teacher educator Curtis Chandler is ready with expert strategies to help them select the right schools and successfully complete the interview process. He stresses staying positive and being persistent. The post Tactics for Landing Your First Teaching Job first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Schools Apply: IET Faraday® Challenge Days

All About STEM

Schools – Register today for an IET Faraday® Challenge Day! Free, STEM activity days with a real-world challenge and annual competition for pupils aged 12-13 years. IET Faraday® Challenge Days aim to encourage more young people to study and consider exciting and rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by using creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills.

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Conquering Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt as Adults in the Classroom

Know Adam's Blog

How Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt Affect Teaching and Learning Outcomes Teachers face different types of pressure throughout their careers. As teachers, we want our classrooms to be fun, challenging places full of curious and engaged students. Balancing that desire against the question, ‘how is this going to help every student do well on the upcoming standardized test,’ can cause stress, uncertainty, doubt, and even fear.

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The Outer Planets-Jovian Planets

MooMoo Math & Science

The Outer Planets which are also called the Gas Giants include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets are also called the Jovian Planets. The term Jovian means Jupiter like. The Jovian planets, also known as gas giants, are the four largest planets in the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They are all composed primarily of hydrogen and helium, and have thick atmospheres and no solid surfaces.

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Mapping Out Diverse Gifted Programs

Middle Web

For educators who want to create culturally, linguistically sustaining gifted education policies and practices, Robin M. Greene and Michelle Pacheco Dubois offer a roadmap for change in their new book. Teacher Katie Galayda notes the book can be extended beyond gifted classes. The post Mapping Out Diverse Gifted Programs first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Creating Careers Pathways: Parent & Carer Session

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Join this Creating Careers Pathways session for parents and carers, focused on Liverpool City Region Hoteliers.

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Capybara

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Do you know which is the biggest rodent in the world? It’s the capybara ( Hydrochoeris hydrochaeris ). It stands at 4.6 feet long and up to two feet high to the shoulders, and it weighs 77-143 lbs. They’re as big as a large dog. There are two kinds of capybara: the greater capybara ( Hydrochoeris hydrochaeris ) and the lesser capybara ( Hydrochoeris isthmius ).

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Empowering Educators: Learn How To Bring AI To Your Classrooms

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, NC USA 4/25/2024 As the education landscape continues to evolve, educators are increasingly looking for innovative ways to prepare students for the future. To address this need, STEM For Kids is excited to announce a free webinar titled “5 Practical Ways To Include Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Critical Thinking, Diversity, & Career Connections In School Classrooms.” Curious about the impact of Artificial Intelligence tools like ChatGPT and Bard?