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STEM Education

STEM Education STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and encompasses a vast array of subjects that fall into each of those terms. While it is almost impossible to list every discipline, some common STEM areas include: aerospace engineering, astrophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, mathematical biology, nanotechnology, neurobiology, nuclear physics, physics, [...]

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The Responsive Classroom® Approach

The Responsive Classroom® Approach The Responsive Classroom approach is an innovative way of teaching developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC). Since the 1990s it has emerged as a nationally renowned method of teaching. The NEFC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by a group of public school educators seeking to share the knowledge, skills, and philosophies they [...]

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Learning Styles

Learning Styles ALL STUDENTS ARE CREATED EQUALLY (AND DIFFERENTLY.) The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that every student learns differently. Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information. For example, when learning how to build a clock, some students understand the process by following verbal instructions, [...]

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Learning By Teaching … A Robot

Researchers are exploring how an artificially-intelligent robot can help children improve their handwriting skills, by placing the youngsters in the role of teacher. The innovative CoWriter system has been developed by a team from Switzerland’s EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and Portugal’s IST (Instituto Superior Técnico Lisbon) and is based on the ‘protégé effect’ – the principle that teaching [...]

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Effective Teaching Strategies: A Recipe For Success

Effective Teaching Strategies: A Recipe For Success Effective teaching strategies are one of the cornerstones of classroom success. You need to put in place, first of all, a good classroom management plan followed by a sound behaviour management plan but once they are in place and you’re comfortable with them you’re ready for the ‘main act’, namely teaching your classes. [...]

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10 Effective DAP Teaching Strategies

An effective teacher or family child care provider chooses a strategy to fit a particular situation. It’s important to consider what the children already know and can do and the learning goals for the specific situation. By remaining flexible and observant, we can determine which strategy may be most effective. Often, if one strategy doesn’t work, another will. Acknowledge what [...]

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