School is out. Yea! It may have been a rough year, or it may have been a great year; but either way, educators need to recharge during the summer so they are raring to go when school starts in the fall. One of the problems of educators, it that..
Hey teachers! We hope you’re enjoying your summer break and getting some well-deserved rest. And maybe, just maybe, you’re getting to play a little bit, like your students are.
By adding the Pulleys & Cranks stack to your Structures Kits and students can explore how to make things that will haul, lift, slide and move up and down, as part of STEM and STEAM learning. Students can build zip lines that stretch more than 4..
Considering the careers that require a high spatial aptitude- such as jobs in mathematics and STEM-related fields among others - the benefits of teaching spatial skills to children is clear. And when it comes to providing spatial skills education..
If you are a parent or educator eager to know if problem based learning at the elementary is realistic, it can be helpful to see what PBL might look like in a real-world setting. The Association for Curriculum Development shared an example of one..
The days of a basic public school education, and even a Bachelor’s degree, providing enough for a young person to get started in a career are long over. The experts at EducationWorld.com noted this in a recent article entitled “Tomorrow’s..
The Center for Educational Technologies offers an incredibly effective explanation of problem based learning. Indicating that it is based on the idea of teaching “students to learn how to learn”, their definition goes on to say that this is..
In a 2013 article in the Washington Post, writer Valerie Strauss indicated that “rote repetition can result in some information being retained, although it is not a particularly effective method of encoding information into memory.” In that one..
The York Law School in the UK has introduced PBL or problem based learning into its methodology. To help students make the leap to such a major shift in teaching paradigms, it created a unique handbook to introduce the subject to new students. In..
Is rote learning an ideal approach at the elementary level? Do kids grades K-4 absorb knowledge from book learning and repetition more than they do from “hands on” opportunities? Psychological research suggests that the latter, hands-on activity,..