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‘Deep Breaths’

ED Surge

Mindfulness changed Mason Rollins’ life. When he was a first grader at Rivermont Elementary School, Mason was overwhelmed by his emotions. His principal, Jill Evans, often had to take him outside until his meltdowns subsided. Mason Rollins, right, listens to a mindfulness lesson in his fourth grade class about reducing test-taking anxiety. But that was before Mason was introduced to a program at school that focuses on student well-being.

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Equity In The Classroom: Making Science Accessible For All Students

Accelerate Learning

All teachers want to see their students succeed. They don’t want to see students fall behind, but everyone learns differently and comes into the classroom with a different level of preparedness. Teaching to these differences isn’t always easy, yet striving to achieve equity in the classroom is essential to ensure every student has the specific resources they need to meet the academic demands of your class.

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Coding With AIs Prompts Are Important

Computer Science Teacher

Last night, when I could not sleep, I got up and wrote some code. I added some features and data checking to my Wordle solver helper program. When I finished I felt good about my work and myself. I think that made it easier to get to sleep and I slept well. It got me thinking this morning. When I was in university and still learning how to code I would occasionally get frustrated and feel less confident.

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CREST for UCAS, Apprenticeship & Job Applications

All About STEM

You can use CREST to enhance your applications for university, a job or an apprenticeship. Stand out from the crowd by including the experiences and skills you have gained through CREST in your personal statement! CREST awards are a high-quality well-regarded and tangible recognition of success. You can help educators or employers understand the way you think, what you have learned and your skills.

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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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When the “M” in STEM stands for Mathematics and Mindfulness


Picture provided by the author, attribution CC-B Y Mathematics is a crucial subject for every student as it provides a strong foundation for many other disciplines. However, many students struggle with mathematics due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of motivation, fear of failure, and negative attitudes towards the subject. Mindfulness and social-emotional learning (SEL) can play a vital role in improving maths performance by addressing these challenges.

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How Far Do Monarch Butterflies Migrate?The Incredible Journey of Monarch Butterflies

Smore Science

Table of Contents A Monarch Butterly. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Kenneth Dwain Harrelson Have you ever seen a beautiful monarch butterfly fluttering through the air on its brightly colored wings? These tiny animals are not only beautiful to look at but also amazing travelers. Join us as we go on an exciting journey to find out how far monarch butterflies travel.

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A Future STEM: CEC Resource Directory

All About STEM

A Future STEM is a valuable, engaging resource brought to you by STEM Learning and Skills Builder via The Careers & Enterprise Company. This collection of STEM subject careers activities is linked to employability skills and each practical activity is designed to encourage research, exploration and discussion about careers and how students can recognise their own potential for a future STEM-linked.

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Does academic success at school define your future?


Does academic success at school define your future? Tweet Share 0 Skype Reddit +1 Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Email We work with so many inspiring people who are conducting interesting research projects and making exciting new discoveries. It is easy to assume that these respected professors must have done well at school and that they have always been academically successful, but this is not always the case.

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Paid lab organization day at my school in central Virginia - old equipment for giveaway!

Jacobs Physics

Alongside my five AP workshops and the rapidly filling Conceptual Physics Summer Institute , I need to do some work with my department to organize the physics floor for the upcoming school year. See, because virtually all of my school's students take physics, I work with two other physics teachers. One of these is leaving; the other is transitioning into more environmental science than physics.

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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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The Benefits of College and Career Readiness for Middle School Students

Defined Learning

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Investigating immunity: uncovering the mechanisms of the immune system


Investigating immunity: uncovering the mechanisms of the immune system Published: Our immune systems work around the clock to keep us safe from disease. Whenever we become infected with a virus or bacteria, our immune systems jump into action – locating, identifying and destroying the infectious agent. This complex process involves a whole host of different cells, each with their own specific function.