April 20, 2017
To celebrate Earth Day 2017 (April 22), consider hosting school events and classroom activities that help your students become environmentally-conscious citizens. Here are several resources for engaging hands-on lessons and conservation projects, grounded in STEM practices.
April 18, 2017
Instead of gluing popsicle sticks, we recommend learning how to use tongue depressors. With almost 50% of today's available careers projected to fall by the wayside in the next 10-15 years, students need to prepare earlier for the type of career they want to have. What better way to do this than through hands on learning during their summer vacation?
April 17, 2017
While there are probably 364 days in the year that we like better than Tax Day, the event does present a wonderful opportunity to discuss the concept of taxes with our students. Here are some historical facts that you may not know, as well as some fun ideas for an interactive and educational Tax Day class exercise.
April 14, 2017
April 15th is Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday! Read about his historic and inspirational contributions to both art and science.
April 10, 2017
Your students aren’t going to abandon their social media, so why not turn it to your educational advantage? Here’s a guide to incorporating connected technology in your classroom and professional life.
April 3, 2017
World Health Day is April 7, 2017, and this year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” This topic is especially meaningful for educators, considering the recent rise in teen depression rates – and the impact depression has on children’s ability to learn. Plan a school event to observe this important day, or conduct a classroom discussion on depression.
March 31, 2017
Every year the NCAA Tournament captures the attention of the nation. While everyone is focused on athletics, we decided to see how the teams would stack up when comparing academics.
March 28, 2017
A quick look at various programs across the country that help ease the transition to college for middle and high school students.
March 27, 2017
Spring has sprung, and with it the infamous Spring Fever. If it’s affecting your students, here are some tips to combat the problem and keep learning on track.
March 24, 2017
Has your school or state adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Here’s a nutshell summary of this important development in STEM education.