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Why Elementary Needs STEM Integration


Post by ETT Instructor Shawn O’Neill As educators we know that incorporating STEM into our elementary classrooms has benefits that reach far beyond just science and mathematics. (1) STEM occupations are projected to grow faster than any other job field, jumping an estimated average of 10.8% between now and 2031. (2)

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The Impact of Inclusive STEM Education


STEM identity can last a lifetime and help students thrive in school, future careers and life. Inclusive STEM programs widen job opportunities for the growing technology sector, support students in building digital literacy skills and empower young people to become creators — not just consumers — of technology.

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Offering Electives to Elementary Students

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It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses. Being able to choose a class is huge, and this tends to keep kids motivated to learn ( Beyond the Classroom: Electives in school — essential or entertaining? ). I have the privilege of teaching gifted elementary students at a few Title 1 schools.

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50 Back to School Activities for Elementary Students


However, it’s worth making time for fun student back-to-school activities in your elementary classroom. As an educator, you can use these 50 first day of school games, activities, and printables for elementary students to help your class get to know each other and find things they have in common. This or That? : with your class.

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5 helpful hacks for managing a STEM classroom

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However, it does mean that STEM classrooms require skilled management to keep students focused on their tasks. Hack 2: Teach collaboration Building a collaborative environment is fundamental in STEM education. Hack 4: Cultivate curiosity Cultivating curiosity is crucial for student engagement and passion for STEM.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM


Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? The good news: educating and empowering girls in STEM from a young age can overcome some of these barriers.

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10 of the Best Elementary Activities for the Last Days of School


It marks a moment for celebration as educators contemplate the growth and achievements of their students, as well as the sense of community fostered within their classrooms. Many of the elementary end-of-year activities shared are available in both English and Spanish. The end of the school year can evoke a bittersweet feeling.