[caption id="attachment_2456" align="alignright" width="200"] The Skatepark Mathematics Extravaganza teaches fundamental mathematics concepts in algebra and geometry.[/caption]
Contributed by William H. Robertson, Ph.D. aka Dr. Skateboard
How can you get young people interested in science and mathematics? What efforts are there to integrate the experiences of students into the things
As part of Corwin’s 25th Anniversary, we are featuring posts by authors who have partnered with Corwin in their work for many years. Today’s post is contributed by Elaine Wilmore, author of 14 Corwin titles.
Growing up our family attended church every Sunday. My family still
In the near future, over one million jobs will open up in science, engineering and mathematics, but only 200,000 graduates will have the skills to fill them. As a part of education reform for the future, President Obama has consistently called for improvements in STEM
Science is not every everyone’s cup of tea. All too often, elementary teachers see science as challenging to teach and time consuming with few learning benefits for their students. I have worked to turn this scenario around by involving students and teachers in as many
In his highly anticipated new book, Assessment 3.0 (February 2015), Mark Barnes lays out a formula that will revolutionize feedback with four simple words:
What is wrong with the way assessment is done today? Why is it important to change?
If you want to know more, read an excerpt: "The
Everyday there’s so much talk about science. Think about it—you’re either hearing about a new cure for a dreaded disease, a new pill for weight loss, an astronaut planning to live for a year in space, or a car that can run without gas and
To say you should take your current PowerPoints and break them down into segments of video for your students would be to miss the point. You might want to first think of what is going to be done in class and then make a flipped
STEM is not simply about the four subjects from which the acronym has arisen. It is about how an integration of these four subjects offers the basis for learning in the 21st century. A STEM system offers a design based upon how students learn and
Teachers have very busy schedules. They often work with an overcrowded curriculum and are asking for learning experiences that integrate, where appropriate, the learning of mathematics, language arts, and other disciplines, such as science, social studies, and art.
We find using selected children’s literature is a
Part 6 in an 8 part series:
Part 1: Identifying the Hibernating Student
Part 2: Waking Up the Hibernating Student
Part 3: Identifying the Perspiring Student
Part 4: Cooling Off the Perspiring Student
Part 5: Recognizing the Imagining Student
In our last installment, we addressed the