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Math Scores: Why Is This A Problem?

There are indications that student math scores are slipping. While the picture isn’t entirely clear, and while the situation is far from calamitous, it’s evident that at least ...

Taking STEM Outside the Classroom

A survey by the National Association of Independent Schools found that 82 percent of high school students are sometimes or often bored in class. Todd Ablett has a simple ...

The Importance of Teaching Earth Science

Earth science has long been the poor cousin of STEM programs. It takes a back seat to technology and even among the straight sciences, rocks and rivers get short shrift ...

The STEM Effect

Certain buzz words and topics come and go in the arena of education. Currently, the word to know is STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. When ...

Making Social Media Work for You

Digital communication, including social media, is more than just a fact of life. It is life, integral to the professional and personal existence of many students and teachers. ...

Who Should Teach Financial Literacy to Kids?

Kyle Provost, a high school teacher in Manitoba, moved to a rural town outside Winnipeg for his current teaching gig. With no rental opportunities in the area, Provost’s only ...

Keeping Water Education Fresh

This round of hopscotch is for life. It appears typical at first—students jumping down the course, but they are all holding empty cups in their hands and fill them with water ...

Is The Internet Essential to Good Teaching?

High-speed Internet access is not universal. But teaching with it—and without—highlights the never-changing qualities of good teaching. Some students at Timothy Davis’ ...