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How STEM Education Differs from Science Education Instruction

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on April 20, 2018

 

If you are a teacher in the 21st Century, then you know that the education landscape has changed quite significantly in the last two decades. The differences between traditional science education as we once knew it and STEM education has been the subject of much debate, but one thing that we cannot deny is that the buzz around STEM continues to be a leading topic in education circles and politics. 

What is the difference between science education and STEM education, though, and what do first-year teachers need to know coming into a science classroom?

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Topics: Teacher Tips, STEM Ed News

4 Ways to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 09, 2018

 

ELL students, also known as "English-language-learners," are students that are learning English as their second language and make up eleven percent of the PreK-16 population. To illustrate the impact, this means that 3.8 million students in today's classrooms speak Spanish as a first language, and that figure only makes up one portion of the overall number of students who are ELLs. 

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Topics: Teacher Tips, English language learners