A garden for bees and butterflies helps local endangered species while providing opportunities for standards-based science lessons.
Outdoor education is becoming more popular as educators look to provide authentic, nature-centred learning experiences outside the classroom. Pollinator gardens, which are designed to include flowers that provide pollen and nectar for pollinating insects, are one-way educators can help endangered species in their schoolyards and communities while creating standards-based lessons for students.
Breaking physics problems into bite-sized portions builds students’ confidence as they reach mastery at each step.
Years ago, when I was a first-year physics teacher in inner-city Memphis, Tennessee, my lessons started to take on a distressing pattern. When I finished going over the example problems on the board and asked my students to start their classwork, they responded with frustrated stares. After a challenging semester, I realized that I wasn’t equipping them with the tools and confidence they needed to attack these problems.
Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall.
Over the last few months, the pandemic has created many challenges for teachers, students, and parents as they transitioned into home-based learning.
We spoke with more than 100 teachers and students about the common issues they faced and crowdsourced teachers’ solutions to help ease the transition into blended learning this fall.
Creating courses around industry certifications can give students an advantage in the job search after graduation.
For high school students who plan to enter the workforce after graduation, obtaining an industry certification prepares them to enter a high-paying, in-demand field such as manufacturing, finance, construction, or health care.
Certifications tell an employer that a candidate has demonstrated certain knowledge and skills by passing an aligned test. In 2019, at least 28 states took action to promote industry-recognized credentials in Career Technical Education (CTE) courses.
White teachers seeking to grow in their cultural competence and better engage black students can learn from a mainstay of many black communities.
Teachers who work with students from a different culture—especially white teachers working with black or Latino students—may seek to grow in their cultural competence, their ability to both appreciate their own culture and be fluent in their students’ culture.