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7 Fun & Engaging STEM activities for Kids

7 Fun & Engaging STEM activities for Kids

Education World – Jude McLean With an estimated 75% of jobs over the next decade predicted to demand skills linked to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), it’s more important than ever for educators to inspire and engage a love for these often challenging subjects. Check out these fun and engaging STEM activities that are simple to put into practice in the classroom. Read...
How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US

How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US

The Christian Science Monitor – Stephanie Hanes Professor Calarco is far from the only one thinking about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the education system. As of April 2, at least 55.1 million students were out of school in the U.S., according to Education Week, which has been keeping a running tally of school closings. At least 124,000 schools have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, according to their count – nearly all of the 98,000 public and 34,000 private schools that exist in the country, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Read...
Help Students Build Intrinsic Motivation

Help Students Build Intrinsic Motivation

Edutopia – Cathleen Beachboard Author and researcher Daniel Pink divides intrinsic motivation into three components: mastery, autonomy, and purpose. Increasing intrinsic motivation in everyday activities yields greater satisfaction and engagement. When teachers create lessons with a focus on intrinsic motivation, they drive students to participate and excel. I use the acronym MAP to remember the components: mastery, autonomy, and purpose. Read...
Top 5 Homeschooling Science Experiments You Can Do With All Of Your Kids

Top 5 Homeschooling Science Experiments You Can Do With All Of Your Kids

Moms – Kimberly Pencille Collins Teaching at home during the current school shutdown doesn’t have to mean that all homeschool learning has to be confined to reading workbooks and internet lessons. If you are ready for a break from the books and computer screens, science is a great place to turn. Science is all around us, meaning you don’t need any fancy equipment or an advanced degree to enjoy some fun experiments in the comfort of your own kitchen. Some incredible hands-on lessons are within reach with very few supplies, many of which you likely already have on-hand. The best part is, they are usually enjoyed by kids of all ages, making home science experiments a winner for families. Read...
How To Care For Your Kids’ Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

How To Care For Your Kids’ Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Huffington Post – Caroline Bologna It’s no secret that traumatic events and disrupted routines can impact children’s mental health. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are wondering how this period of isolation and uncertainty will affect their kids. Fortunately, there are many ways parents and caregivers can ease the emotional blow of this difficult experience Read...