By Erin Werra
After a rollercoaster year, schools are slowly reopening—and keeping with them some of the surprising positives that emerged from COVID.
By Dan Matthews
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We live in an increasingly technologically enhanced society. As a result, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects have become priorities in schools. However, it remains too often the case that these subjects are taught in public schools from a neurotypical perspective.
Many parents, teachers, and communities have found that school system administrators are not providing the flexibility, guidance, educational technology, and support for students experiencing disabilities or neurodivergent traits to thrive in STEM. This is not only frustrating and ethically unsound but can present significant hurdles to students who could discover a deep passion for these fields and become innovative contributors.
Let’s take a closer look at how educators can better imbue their neurodivergent and disabled students with a love of STEM.
STEM has become one of the most used buzzwords in the K-12 education space. On the highest level, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and refers to a curriculum where these four focuses are applied to all facets of a district or school’s curriculum.
AI plays a unique role in helping to facilitate engaging learning methods that teach students through experience and critical thinking.
Empathy is a key element of Emotional Intelligence. Emotionally Intelligent people are able to manage and control their own emotions. Besides that, empathetic people pay attention not only to what they are feeling but also they can perceive someone’s thoughts and feelings.
Nowadays, empathy is one of the most important soft skills in the workplace and everyday life. An empathetic leadership style can have a positive impact on productivity, performance, and collaboration.
By Tina Shaffer
Project-based learning (PBL) is a powerful teaching method that has extensive benefits for students, ranging from critical thinking to project management to self-confidence. According to research conducted by The Autodesk Foundation, studies have shown that project-based learning is linked to significant improvements in student test scores, attendance, and classroom engagement. It also gives teachers the opportunity to build stronger relationships with their students by acting as their hands-on learning facilitator. In essence, PBL is an instructional method where students collaborate with others and “learn by doing.” The same skills learned through PBL are also many of the skills sought by employers.
By Jess Brown
A new report from Samsung’s Alternative Careers Guide, released last week, found that 16-to-18-year-olds are no longer interested in traditional jobs such as becoming an accountant, teacher, or lawyer, but were more interested in digital roles – with a drone operator being amongst the top ten most popular dream careers. This may be due to the fact that over the last year it has become increasingly common for teachers to utilize interactive learning tools such as drones within the classroom.
By welcoming drones into the classroom, teachers have a new way of making learning more fun and interactive for children, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to learn about technology that they may wish to base their future career on. Below we have listed 10 ways drones are being utilized by teachers across the world.
By James Baxter
Teaching is just like a side of fries - it goes with just about everything and anything you can think of. When it comes to teaching, anything can be added to the process to make it easier and more fun. In fact, you could think of a thousand abstract things and realise that teachers have already incorporated those things in the classroom. Learning games? Teachers already started using these in the classroom even before the Titanic sank. Paintings? Been there, done that.
However, one method that hasn’t fully been employed by many teachers is the use of drones.
Surprised, aren’t you? We get it. This sounds just as strange as putting pineapple on pizza. What on earth would a drone be doing in a classroom? Well, you’d find out soon enough.
Whether you’re an essay writer teaching a new protege or a teacher helping students understand Calculus, drones can be quite helpful in the teaching process. Let’s find out how.
Only 20% of schools offered rigorous, technology-based remote instruction while school buildings were shut down this spring, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute, and students in K-12 districts with a majority of high-poverty or low-achieving students were less likely to receive rigorous instruction at a distance.