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Jamie Back is an Upper School STEAM Teacher & Makerspace Coordinator at Cincinnati Country Day School. Follow Jamie on Twitter: @jmeb96

Creating a Makerspace That Works

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Jamie Back shares her recent learnings about setting up, maintaining, and working with students and faculty in her school’s makerspace.

The Value of a STEM/Humanities Partnership

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STEM/humanities partnerships are a great way to model the importance of valuing the diversity that all disciplines bring to the table.

Integrating Computational Thinking into Math Classes

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Change in the education system takes time, but you can integrate computational thinking into your math class now, with these tools and tips.
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Framing a Classroom Around the Future of Work

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One teacher decided to frame their entire school year around the future of work, analyzing the teaching and learning in their classroom in the context of takeaways from future of work reports, and chose strategies outlined in this post to educate and prepare students for the workplace ahead.

How Will Work Change in the Coming Decades? A Pittsburgh Case Study

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According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

Making the Most of Student Reflections

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By: Jamie Back. Jamie shares how she uses several online tools to gather and respond to student reflections about such things as their mindset, study strategies, and understanding of topics.

Inspiring Serendipity in the Classroom

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Jamie Back discusses how as a teacher you can create serendipity in the classroom and provides suggestions on how to cultivate it yourself.

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