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Helping Students Learn to Love Math Through Science

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By: Robyn LaTorre. Reaching today’s teen learners requires as much innovation and variation as their daily lives, which are filled with technology, blurbs of information and mini videos used to entice and excite. Would you believe me if I told you science could fill that role?

Highlights from NSTA’s 2017 National Conference

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The National Science Teachers Association is a huge event and provides a plethora of free teacher resources. Here are just a few of the many available at this year's conference.

Smart Review | Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code

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As an English teacher, I'm always looking for books that take a creative approach to getting students interested in learning. Based on my 8th graders' reactions, Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code hits the nail on the head.

Mathematical Discourse: A Matter of Sharing and Questioning

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With a careful and deliberate approach, teachers have the opportunity to enhance students’ mathematical development through relevant, next-level questioning. Here are some strategies teachers can use to encourage productive discussions about math.

Innov8: #Changemakers

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In honor of EdLeaders collaborating to set the bar higher at SXSWedu 2017, this week's stories share the latest on how changemakers everywhere are working hard to find new and innovative ways to improve education.

Smart Review | Scratch Coding Cards

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What do you get when you combine a deck of cards, a laptop, clear instructions and room for creativity? A blended approach to coding. If you are looking for some hands-on coding activities for upper-elementary age kids, this is a great place to start.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Puts Students’ Creative Minds to Work

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By: Christa R. James-Byrnes. Showing entry level students how fun engineering can be has always been a goal of mine. One of the most effective ways I have found is through a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

Adding These Two Letters to STEM Education Can Make a Big Difference

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By: Danny Briere. How can we get more students--especially those in under-represented demographics--involved in STEM? We've found that adding these two letters can help create passionate STEM students regardless of background.

An All-Girls School Takes Computer Science to the Next Level with Global Collaboration

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By: Jessica Buckley. Through global collaboration, my students are doing more than just learning HTML, JavaScript and CSS—they are being inspired to develop a more global mindset about the world around them.

A Science Program That Goes Beyond the Lab

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By: Aileen Yoo. Klamath Connection is a science program helping students connect science, traditional ecological knowledge and communities to solve pressing issues facing the ecosystem. Learn more about it here.

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