Working with a number of school systems around the country, I have witnessed a number of commonalities that have led to successful STEM learning experiences and initiatives.
Relating classroom lessons to real life helps students at any level connect with the content and interpret it in a way they are able to understand.
The best educational leaders are lifelong learners. They are constantly expanding their knowledge, refining their skills, and looking for creative ways to help kids learn. As these four principals look back at 2016, they recall the most important ed tech lesson they learned this year—and look forward to inspiring their staff and students anew in 2017.
Even with a century of history behind it, today’s 4-H clubs are strikingly modern. Sure, there’s still a commitment to learning about agriculture, and participating in county fairs remain a club staple. But these days, 4-H students are spending a lot of their time focused on areas like civics, sustainable living, technology, and leadership skills—and they’re doing it largely on their own.
Kankakee School District Superintendent Genevra Walters spearheaded a shift to a focus on college and career prep starting in kindergarten for her Illinois students, and math scores have already jumped as a result.
Parties, shopping and vacation time can derail learning. Here are rock-solid solutions to keep students on task
How can the consideration for an audience enhance performance-based learning?
In a recent study, students learning via project tested better and improved applied problem-solving skills