Supporting Students Through Deeper Learning

Supporting Students Through Deeper Learning

Okay, so what is deeper learning? And are we not helping our students learn deeply in our schools already? 

As more and more of my educational conversations involve the discussion of deeper learning for students, I must admit these questions were at […]

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6 Resources that Engage Students in STEM Learning

6 Resources that Engage Students in STEM Learning

There are many different ways that all teachers regardless of grade level or content area can bring STEM into the classroom. There are numerous benefits of incorporating STEM activities into learning, whether we connect it directly with the content […]

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Helping Students to Build Digital Literacy Skills

Helping Students to Build Digital Literacy Skills

We have access to billions of resources in less than a second. With all of this power through technology, as educators, we must be able to sort through the information and develop our own digital literacy skills in our work. But more importantly, we […]

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How STEM Can Support Social Emotional Learning

How STEM Can Support Social Emotional Learning

As an educator and STEM advocate, I have always believed that it is important for young people to develop as thinkers, makers, and problem solvers.Those skills are developed quite well in classrooms that support the integration of science, […]

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STEM Apps for a Rainy Day

STEM Apps for a Rainy Day

Sometimes a hot summer day gives way to a thunderstorm which may have you stuck inside for hours. While summer should be a time for playing outside and enjoying the weather, you may need some STEM apps to try on a rainy day. There are lots of apps […]

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4 Ways to Help Students Develop SEL Skills

4 Ways to Help Students Develop SEL Skills

During the past school year, it has become increasingly important to focus on the mental health and wellness of our students and ourselves. As educators, it can be a challenge to find balance in our days and it is important that we do so and model […]

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Where Performance Tasks Fit in the PBL Spectrum

Where Performance Tasks Fit in the PBL Spectrum

Teachers often joke about the jargon in education—I’ve heard it called “edu-speak.” It can be mysterious to non-educators, and confusing and off-putting even to those of us on the inside. Have you run across, for example… authentic assessment? […]

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