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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.
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  • The Magic of STEM-Related Read-Alouds in Elementary School

    Picture books are an excellent way to introduce young students to science and engineering concepts.
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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM

    If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.
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  • 4 Ways to Build Student-Centered Math Lessons

    To help more kids thrive in math class, keep student identities in mind during the lesson planning stage.
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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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  • Quick and Inexpensive Design Challenges

    Encouraging upper elementary and middle school students to collaborate in solving a problem helps cement science learning.
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  • Connecting Math and Science to Reading and Writing

    Educators in K-12 classrooms are exploring unique ways to bridge the gap between math, science, and literacy.
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