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5 great things the pandemic revealed about schools

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After a rollercoaster year, schools are slowly reopening—and keeping with them some of the surprising positives that emerged from COVID.

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Teaching a Love of STEM to Disabled and Neurodivergent Students

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.

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How Online Learning can Improve Your Teaching

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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Online learning is becoming more and more popular because of its convenience. However, there are also various other benefits of this form of education. It can even be used to improve the teaching style of educators

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The Power of STEM and Its Influence on Remote Learning

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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.

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Why AI is the future of Socratic learning methods

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AI plays a unique role in helping to facilitate engaging learning methods that teach students through experience and critical thinking.

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Teaching Empathy through technology

By Acer Education

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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. 

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10 Benefits Of Project-Based Learning

By Tina Shaffer 

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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.

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7 Examples of Project-Based Learning Activities

Even if you have never heard about all the research showing the effectiveness of project-based learning, it’s not hard to figure out that it is a far more engaging way to learn than through traditional methods. What’s not to love about engaging with a real-life problem or question and applying content knowledge and connections to various disciplines to solve it?

If you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few great ones to get you started.

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Supporting Teachers in Their Shift to Project-Based Learning

A STEM education consultant explains how consistent collaboration among teachers can foster effective STEM-based PBL instruction.

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4 Ways Project-Based Learning Prepares Students For the Future of Work

There are many reasons why project-based learning may be the best pedagogy for all students. Indeed, PBL is intended to be engaging, collaborative, tech-ready, student-owned and personalized. But, there may not be a better reason for PBL than that of preparing all students for a rapidly changing world – especially the future of work.

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