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Empowering Diverse Students in STEM

In the field of education, the push for sending students into STEM fields has become more prominent now more than ever. Schools encourage “women in STEM” through offering extracurricular activities and advanced math and science courses. There is a real … Continue reading

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Drive: Finding Intrinsic Motivation

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”
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A Note to the Teacher: Fostering Resilient Learners

When thinking of how to foster resilient learning in our students, we must first understand that many children have experienced different trauma-related events. These events are referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Student learning is heavily impacted by … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Making Thinking Visible in the Science Classroom

In the science classroom, we want to make our students’ thoughts visible. “Making Thinking Visible” by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison is a great resource to utilize within your classroom. Throughout the book, you will find ways that … Continue reading

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Enhancing Equity in STEM

Women and Minorities in STEM For years, women and minorities in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM), have faced substantial opposition and challenges in pursuit of a career in these fields. Many women have been steered against pursuing STEM-based professions … Continue reading

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Equity : Science Education :: Equilibrium : Science

Equity and equality, as terms, are often used interchangeably. Before we proceed, I would like to clarify the differences between the two. Equality: everybody gets the exact same amount of resources/treatmentEquity: resources/treatment is distributed based on the needs of the … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: Fostering Equity in STEM

When you think of a scientist, engineer, or mathematician – who do you think of? What do they look like? And, more importantly, why did you think of that particular kind of scientist? If you thought of a white, able-bodied, … Continue reading

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Drive: Bringing the Spark Back Into the Classroom

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited” Plutarch Motivation is known as a multifaceted concept. Some motivations change as humans develop psychologically while some motivations remain the same throughout an entire lifespan. … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: DRIVE!

What drives a classroom? Daniel H. Pink, the author of New York Times best-seller, Drive helps us tackle this specific question. He uncovers the surprising truth about what truly motivates us. Motivation 3.0 We are going to dive into Motivation … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Atomic Habits in Science Education

It is essential that we build atomic habits in the classroom – especially in science education. James Clear sets this tone in his New York Times best-seller, Atomic Habits. What are Atomic Habits? Atomic habits are tiny changes in behavior … Continue reading

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