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Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management

Middle Web

When teachers create a welcoming, safe, inclusive learning environment with their students, the chances increase that students will have a sense of belonging and "calm increase," freeing them to learn. NBCT Elizabeth Stein shares ways to use restorative practices and UDL. The post Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student

Ask a Tech Teacher

Effective time management will not only lead to success in achieving your goals, but also help you maintain your mental well-being. So, let’s learn more about it from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. Some of these tips you may already know, but others–never a bad time to save time. 10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student Introduction Finding a proper balance between extracurricular activities, academics, social life, and personal interests can feel overwhelming.

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Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

ED Surge

One California family had a tough choice to make. Julie Lynem’s son had taken algebra in eighth grade, but hadn’t comprehended some of the core concepts. That left the family to decide whether to make him repeat the class in ninth grade — and potentially disadvantage him by preventing him from taking calculus later in high school — or to have him push through.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Apprentice Stories

All About STEM

The Amazing Apprenticeships Team have shared the next episode of their ASK Information Webinar Series. Their latest webinar, Apprentice Stories, spotlights young apprentices from different fields who discuss their career journey and apprenticeship experiences. It can be difficult for young people to access first-hand insights from real apprentices so sessions like this can be invaluable.

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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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Is Math A Language: Exploring the Relationship of Language and Math

Accelerate Learning

Perhaps you’ve heard someone make the claim that “math is a language.” Maybe you’ve made that statement yourself because you truly believe it. On the other hand, you might never have considered the idea before. No matter which of these describes you, it's a question math educators should think about since the answer is bound to affect how we approach teaching math.

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Microchip Companies Create Child Care Programs to Win Federal Funds

ED Surge

This story was originally published by The 19th. Last year, the Department of Commerce announced a historic first: Companies applying for a federal grant program had to provide a plan for offering child care to their workers. The grant money comes from the CHIPS and Science Act, which passed in 2022 and includes $50 billion to expand semiconductor manufacturing and research in the United States.

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Employers: Give an Hour & Inspire Young People

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company Give an Hour campaign is a great way to give something back to your community and ignite your team at the same time. It helps give young people in your area the skills and knowledge that they need while also potentially finding new recruits for your business. By becoming involved, you can shape the future leaders in your community.

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Empowering Education: Indian River County Schools’ STEM Journey

Box Light

Indian River School District in Vero Beach, FL faced the challenge of engaging students in hands-on, interactive learning. Traditional teaching methods often left students disengaged, and teachers struggled to integrate new technology into their existing curriculum. Kerri Wall, the Lead Sparkologist for Instructional Technology, took the initiative to bring more STEM equipment into classrooms.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Copyright ©2024 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved. Here’s the sign-up link if the image above doesn’t work: [link] Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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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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English Learner Scores Have Been Stuck for Two Decades. What Will It Take to Change?

ED Surge

Thinking back to her days as a bilingual teacher to fourth graders, Crystal Gonzales recalls that some of the suggestions offered by curriculum materials to adapt lessons for English learners were downright insulting. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. “They were very simplified,” she says. “They were like, ‘Show them a picture.’ Not very rigorous at all.

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Design a Games Controller: CREST 11+

All About STEM

If your students love gaming, check out this awesome Bronze Award from CREST Awards! Your students can use ergonomics to design a game controller as a CREST Awards project. This CREST activity covers everything from choosing a console and drafting a design to modelling and marketing.

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Link Grammar Instruction to Real-World Situations

Middle Web

Grammatical concepts don’t just exist in textbooks and on worksheets. They are part of life beyond the classroom. Sean Ruday shows how – by taking an inquiry-based approach to grammar instruction – we can help our students prioritize their authentic experiences with language. The post Link Grammar Instruction to Real-World Situations first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Looking for Summer Activities? Try These

Ask a Tech Teacher

Earlier this month , we posted books you might like to read this summer. Now, we’ll focus on what do you want to accomplish with your summer? Here are popular AATT articles. Pick the ones that suit you: How to Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer 15 Skills To Learn this Summer and Use Next Year 6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students Seven Fun Math Activities for the Summer Break How to Blend Learnin

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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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Many Lack Access to Quality Early Education. Home Visiting Programs Are Bringing it to More Families.

ED Surge

PUEBLO, Colorado — Standing in her living room, Isabel Valencia sets up her makeshift tennis serve with the materials on hand: a green balloon for a ball and a ruler affixed to a paper plate for a racket. She bats the balloon to her home visitor, Mayra Ocampo, and they pass it back and forth, counting each return, offering encouragement and laughing at their mistakes.

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STFC Podcast: Impactful Science – From STEM to STEAM?

All About STEM

The Science & Technology Facilities Council has released a new podcast which brings the discussions on STEAM together and takes the listener through the merits of enhancing and contributing to a diverse and inclusive sector. “STEAM outlines the increasing importance of developing and harnessing a variety of skillsets into the scientific community, by integrating the ‘A’ of the arts into STEM.

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Chill Out & Tune In: The Ultimate Summer Guide to Books & the Best Education Podcasts

Teach Hub

Summer is the perfect time to unwind and recharge for the upcoming school year. Whether you’re lounging on a beach, traveling with your family, or just enjoying your summer break, diving into a good book or podcast can be both relaxing and inspiring. Here are some top recommendations to help you unwind and stay inspired this summer. Books for Growth and Insight Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading.

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Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer is a great time to reset your personal pedagogy to an education-friendly mindset and catch up on what’s been changing in the ed world while you were teaching eight ten hours a day. My Twitter friends gave me great suggestions, but first: A comment on the selections : I did get more suggestions than I could possibly list so I avoided books that involved politics or hot-button subjects that teachers are divided on and focused on positive and uplifting reading.

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Inclusive by Design: Sharing Insights for Crafting Accessible Conferences

ED Surge

As educators, we understand that true learning happens when barriers are removed and diverse voices are amplified. Recently, we took the stage at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference to share our experiences designing accessible conferences and events. This wasn't a one-way lecture; it was a collaborative exploration, inviting the audience to contribute their insights and perspectives.

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Routines for Creating Reading Communities

Middle Web

A Year for the Books is, in equal parts, about love of reading and how to organize a student-centered classroom environment for elementary and middle school students. ELA teacher Laurie Miller Hornik especially likes “Turning Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Into Actions.” The post Routines for Creating Reading Communities first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Educators: Start Early to Keep Students Engaged in STEM

ED Week

The EdWeek Research Center asked teachers, principals, and district leaders how to motivate kids to pursue STEM learning.

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Understanding the Mystery of the Blobfish's Appearance

STEMe

Within the vast expanse of the sea dwells the most visually unconventional animal of the animal kingdom: the blobfish. Exhibiting a shape reminiscent of a slimy mass, the blobfish has piqued human curiosity with its peculiar appearance. Despite achieving notoriety on the internet, a considerable portion of the populace remains oblivious to the blobfish's significance within marine ecosystems.

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Why Absenteeism is Still a Problem After the Pandemic

CSTEM

Written by: Reagan Flowers, Ph.D. Though it’s been more than four years since the pandemic shut down our schools, the lingering impact of these events is still overwhelming. Absenteeism ranks amongst one of the biggest problems continuing to widen learning gaps, so much so that the White House recently held a summit to address the nation’s education crisis.

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I’m a Poetry Person

Teach Science for All

Prologue: During the lockdown months of the pandemic I was involved in an online book study where we were reading the book All We Can Save. This is a pretty fabulous book on feminism and climate science and each chapter has poetry, art and essays embedded.

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Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten and First Grade

Carly and Adam

Fine motor skills are essential for young students, particularly in kindergarten and first grade, as they lay the foundation for more complex tasks like writing, cutting, and manipulating small objects. Developing these skills can significantly enhance a child's ability to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities.

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Authentic or Impostor STEM?

Stem Activities for Kids

It’s so important to give students challenges that are… actually a challenge! Students may not be successful every time they attempt a STEM challenge, but that’s okay! The most important thing is to follow the engineering design process and learn from it, whether it be through failure or success. To help you understand the differences between authentic and impostor STEM better, I’ve put together a handy PDF!

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65 STEM Themed Personal Passion Project Ideas

Career in STEM

A Personal Passion Project (PPP) can be anything – create a video game, organize an event, invent something using engineering, it’s your call! The goal of the PPP is to take an intense, deep dive on something you are interested in to build your talents and change the world. If you love science, technology, engineering, and math here are 65 ideas to get your creative juices flowing and come up with an awesome Personal Passion Project!

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Free Online Workshop: Increasing Student Learning in Science, Math, and Literacy

Teach Science for All

Washington State LASER is hosting an upcoming FREE online workshop on Tuesday, June 4th 3:30pm-5:30pm titled- Increasing Student Learning: A view of science, math, and literacy learning from Smithsonian Science Education Center There are still spots available. Click HERE to get more information and to register. This event also qualifies for 2 equity clock hours.

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Fine Motor Skills STEM Activities and Challenges

Carly and Adam

Integrating STEM education in early learning is essential for fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and a love for science and technology. Fine motor skills play a crucial role in helping students navigate and succeed in STEM challenges. Here are 13 fine motor skills that students can develop using STEM Skills Centers to ensure their success in these challenges. 13 Fine Motor Skills to Set Students Up for Success with STEM Hole Punching Tracing Symmetry Cutting Cutting and Gluing Lacing

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