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What is a Growth Mindset?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s no secret many parents are frustrated with public schools. Are kids learning to think or just to pass tests? Are they spending classroom time wisely or just doing what’s always been done? Are we developing lifelong learners or kids who can’t wait to graduate? If this describes you, you’re not alone in your concerns, but there’s hope.

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Online-Only Students Report Little Interaction With Instructors and Peers

ED Surge

Campuses are back open as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, but plenty of students continue to take classes online — especially at community colleges. But are these online students as engaged as those in traditional classes? That was the research question posed in the latest Community College Survey of Student Engagement, a large-scale survey of more than 82,000 students across 181 community colleges.

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The Knowsley Apprentice: Recruiting Now!

All About STEM

The Knowsley Apprentice website is now live! Applicants will need to set up an account to apply and can view the latest vacancies here. The closing date for applications is the 14th of July and interviews will take place from the 10th of August 2023. All About STEM (All About Futures) partner with Growth Platform, Career Connect, Elevate EBP, St Helens Chamber, Shaping Futures.

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Pause for Poetry to Lift Writing in All Genres

Middle Web

In his new book English teacher Brett Vogelsinger recommends frequent poetry pauses through the year because building students’ interest in poems can promote growth in all forms of literacy. Reviewer Erin Corrigan-Smith likes the book’s ease of use and multitude of resources. The post Pause for Poetry to Lift Writing in All Genres first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Webinar: ASK – Everything you need to know

All About STEM

Teachers and careers leaders are invited to attend this key information webinar brought to you by the ASK Programme and funded by the Department for Education. The session will highlight what’s new in technical education and apprenticeships and will cover any recent changes in policy and funding. The webinar is hosted by expert speakers – the founder and Director of Amazing Apprenticeships.

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CEC: Primary Futures – Activities for Raising Aspirations

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company Primary Resources can help you develop an approach that will broaden pupils’ horizons. The resources are free to download and are from organisations that have been funded to test what works at primary level, as well as other trusted providers.

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Our Interns Kick Off the talkSTEM Summer 2023 STEMlens Challenge for High Schoolers

Talk STEM

As the school year come to a close, we at talkSTEM are eagerly looking forward to everything that the summer has to offer! Summer is a great time to explore, and we are excited to present our summer 2023 STEMlens Challenge , open to any and all high school students looking to expand their involvement with STEM in an approachable and convenient way over summer vacation: How to submit: Take a photo of something in your surroundings that you find interesting and caption it with a Math or a STEM que

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Science Instructional Materials: Selection and Modification

Teach Science for All

I’m currently working with a school district to support the adoption of some new K-5 science materials so this report from WestEd titled Science Instructional Materials: Selection and Modification provides some nice guidance as the committee starts to examine materials.

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Unveiling Cosmic Mysteries: The Pioneers Who Discovered the Black Holes

Smore Science

Table of Contents The black hole's intense gravity distorts space around it. Credit: Wikimedia/Jeremy Schnittman Blackholes are mysterious cosmic bodies lurking within the cosmos. These cosmic phenomena are regions in space where gravity’s strength is so intense that it distorts space-time and swallows light, making it impossible for anything to escape its pull.

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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 Critical Role of Intermediaries in the STEM Ecosystem

STEM Next

The term “intermediary” will likely be a familiar one if you work in education or the public sector; however, it might be less recognizable for others. What is an intermediary? An intermediary is an individual, organization or group that links resources, money, expertise and more with the needs of an organization, population, community or region. They act as the connectors; the brokers to make important introductions, bridge gaps in services or work and generally have an understanding of the is

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Breathe In: Exploring the Prevalence and Importance of Nitrogen in Our Air

Smore Science

What is nitrogen? Nitrogen is a chemical element. Its symbol is N, and it stands at number seven on the periodic table of elements. Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is mostly inert or inactive. It’s a unique gas because it doesn’t easily react with other elements. Nitrogen's role in nature Nitrogen plays a vital role in nature.

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How can diabetes lead to vision loss, and how can this be prevented?

Futurum

How can diabetes lead to vision loss, and how can this be prevented? Published: Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the developed world. Dr David Antonetti , a molecular and cell biologist at the University of Michigan , USA, works in the field of ophthalmology to investigate how diabetes causes eye issues.

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Plunging The Depths: A Journey Into The Record-Breaking World Of FreedivingEmbracing the Deep: The Science and Courage Behind the Freediving World Record

Smore Science

Table of Contents The essence of freediving Remember how Harry Potter grew gills and was able to stay underwater for a long time after consuming gillyweed in Goblet of Fire. Although the magical world of Hogwarts provides herbs with perks, humans haven’t had the privilege of such magic herbs. Diving deep into the heart of the sea with just one breath is our take, and for freedivers, it’s a thrilling journey.

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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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Breaking news: AP Physics updates, to take effect with the 2025 exam

Jacobs Physics

The universe now has clarity about forthcoming changes to all four AP Physics exams. I'm thoroughly impressed with the work being done by the College Board team and the development committees. Here's what you need to know! The changes I describe below will take effect with the 2025 exams. The 2024 exams will be identical in form and content to those since 2015.

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Wild Ways of the Wild: Understanding the ‘Meanest’ Animals in the World

Smore Science

Table of Contents Defining 'meanness' in the animal kingdom You have probably been warned by your parents to not be mean. For a human who can get most things needed to live our daily life with relative ease, being mean does make you look bad. However, you cannot judge mean animals in the wild. Good luck catching prey after a wild chase, only to find another animal lurking around to snatch your food.

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Introducing Chat Notebooks: Integrating LLMs into the Notebook Paradigm

Stephen Wolfram

This is part of an ongoing series about our LLM-related technology: ChatGPT Gets Its “Wolfram Superpowers”! Instant Plugins for ChatGPT: Introducing the Wolfram ChatGPT Plugin Kit The New World of LLM Functions: Integrating LLM Technology into the Wolfram Language Prompts for Work & Play: Launching the Wolfram Prompt Repository Introducing Chat Notebooks: Integrating LLMs into the Notebook Paradigm A New Kind of Notebook We originally invented the concept of “Notebooks” back in

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These Educators Grew Up Before DACA. Now Their Students Face the Same Barriers.

ED Surge

Even when she was a 9-year-old, recently arrived to Nevada from Mexico with her family, Liz Aguilar knew she was going to college. She told her parents that she didn’t care about having a quiceñera, the big coming-of-age celebration that Latino families host when a girl turns 15. Put that money away for college, Aguilar told them. So the quiceñera never happened.

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