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04 Aug: Teaching Critical STEM Skills on All Three Levels of Learning

STEM education elicits different images depending on the background of the individuals surveyed. The majority of educators can identify that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Unfortunately, many educators do not see themselves as STEM educators if their teaching assignment does not fall within one of these categories.

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02 Jun: The Problem with Acronyms for Writing in Response to Reading

With the absolute best of intentions, we have accidentally turned to a surface-building strategy  to encourage our students to write something—anything!—in response to their reading. According to their research surrounding the most impactful literacy strategies, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey reveal that mnemonic devices (aka acronyms) help students to consolidate surface understandings of material.