The U.S. arose as a global leader due to its innovation in science and technology, and to maintain its competitive position in the world, this country is depending on the future innovations of upcoming scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. These innovators study in STEM: an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines in academics.
But unfortunately, the number of students in STEM majors are decreasing. Compounding that issue, the number of teachers who are competent in these STEM subjects are also lacking. The good news is, for qualified job candidates, this shortage of viable candidates to makes STEM indu…
When it comes to the conversation of children and video games, we always tend to find negative backlash towards the idea of kids playing video games. Research has been conducted for years when it comes analyzing the negative effects of video games; some studies claiming that gaming can lead to depression and aggression in children. Yet, we rarely hear the good side of this argument to balance out society’s perception of video games.
The truth is, video games can play a major role in the learning cycle of a child’s life, and can bolster a wide array of cognitive skills in students. Since gaming has successfully played a major role on how children gather new information
Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but while we've all taken time to thank the teachers we know IRL, let's also take a second to shout out the education Twittersphere. These tweeters continually inform, motivate, and entertain us on the topic of education, across all subjects, age ranges, and points-of-view.
They're our favorites--who are yours? Share below!
Teacher Appreciation Day is a day where we give our thanks and appreciation to honor our teachers who pass down their knowledge and expertise, guiding future generations of engineers, therapists, scientists, artists, and, best of all, teachers! Give yourself or a teacher you know some well deserved treats with the discounts on this list. From lunchtime goodies to office staples to work wardrobe updates, we've got you covered. And if we missed anything, please drop any links to discounts and deals for teachers you know of in the comments below!
Grading offline homework is a tedious task. Just getting all the assignments home without throwing out your back or losing anything is a miracle. And half the time the homework doesn’t even get to you: you’re practically fluent in student excuses from hearing so many.
Taking homework online, however, eliminates many of these problems: students can’t leave a Google Doc at home and you can’t lose a blog post on your way to the car. There are also many apps that make grading and organizing online homework assignments faster and easier.
Like any technology integration, however, this can seem like a daunting task: Where do I even start? This transition can be as simple or involved as you want; use these tips as a guide.
Many don’t realize this, but educators are trained to have many of the same skills that coincide with other careers. Some of these skills include organization, public speaking and presentation skills, leadership, multi-tasking, and effective time management. In fact, being an educator is a beast of its own. To quote Ryan Fuller at Slate, “Giving a presentation to NASA about how the thermal protection system of a spacecraft is connected to its primary structure is a cakewalk compared to getting 30 teenagers excited about logarithms.”
In a 2013 study executed by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, they found that only 27% of college graduatesheld jobs that we…