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Engage students with this successful approach to integrated studies that combines science, technology, engineering, and math.

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  • A STEM Project That Connects to Students’ Interest in Social Movements

    A personally and socially relevant project ties what middle school students study in science class to developments in the world around them.
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  • Fostering Inclusion With a Student-Designed Sensory Path

    When kids collaborated on making a sensory path for their school, what started as an occupational therapy zone became a welcoming, playful space that benefited all students.
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  • Incorporating Robotics Across the Curriculum

    There’s a place for lessons involving robots in every grade and every subject—not just science and math but English and social studies too.
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  • How to Deepen Math Learning With Word Sorts

    Students can use an old ELA tactic—word sorts—to understand how different math concepts are related, allowing them to decode increasingly complex problems.
    588
  • Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
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  • 4 Ways to Make STEM Classrooms More Inclusive

    Women and people of color are underrepresented in STEM fields, and this can change if all students feel they belong in STEM classrooms.
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  • Using ELL Strategies in the Science Classroom

    How science teachers can use ELL strategies to help students have a better grasp of the vocabulary of science.
  • Using STEAM Activities Across the Curriculum to Boost Engagement

    Learning challenges that feel relevant and self-directed can boost middle school students’ interest in any class.
    212
  • Incorporating Coding in STEM Classes

    A middle school teacher describes learning to code with her students, and how she now uses coding as a teaching tool in other classes.
    201
  • How to Ease Math Anxiety in the Classroom

    To encourage kids to reach their fullest potential in math, consider adopting these four mindsets that help every student to thrive.
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  • Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions

    Stereotypes and cultural norms dampen girls’ interest in STEM, but educators can counter the disparities with small changes to their practice.
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  • The Best (Free) Posters of STEM Women

    Our periodically updated list of beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.
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  • 12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

    Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.
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  • How to Build Your Own Outdoor Classroom

    Outdoor learning labs can engage students in hands-on activities, while providing a safer way to attend school in person.
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  • Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

    By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.
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