Active learning can take many forms. We are sure you are using some of these already but here we have compiled a longer list of active learning examples to hopefully help you expand your toolkit. If you need information on what is active learning, why it works so well, some strategies for applying active learning […] The post Active Learning Examples appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
Last post, we discussed what active learning is and some reasons why it is beneficial. Now, let’s dive into active learning strategies and examples for improvement in the classroom. In all probability, you are already are using some of them. Active learning encompasses everything from pausing for reflection to experimental site visits. We begin by […] The post Active Learning Strategies and Examples appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
Getting girls into STEM has long been a topic of discussion. We came across a great article that had 4 great ways to get girls into STEM. We hope you take them to heart. Explain that girls actually outperform boys on STEM tests. Enroll them in informal STEM learning opportunities at camps or museums. Expose […] The post 4 Ways to Get Girls into STEM appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
How to best teach students is a question on the forefront of any decent teacher’s mind. It is also usually the source of every teacher’s frustration. Why won’t this student pay attention? Why aren’t they engaged? How do I make them care about what I’m teaching? The solution is Active Learning. Imagine your least favorite […] The post Active Learning – An Introduction appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
Get Outdoors for Science Classroom Success – Parents and Educators People are born natural scientists. At a young age, we are constantly asking questions. We touch as much as we can; test the limits of the physical world around us by experimenting with our surroundings. Well, it turns out that more time spent interacting with our outdoor environment at a young age is an important ingredient in developing critical skills and scientific curiosity in children.…
Get Outdoors for Science Classroom Success – Parents and Educators People are born natural scientists. At a young age, we are constantly asking questions. We touch as much as we can; test the limits of the physical world around us by experimenting with our surroundings. Well, it turns out that more time spent interacting with […] The post Benefits of Spending Time Outside the Classroom for Student Success in Science appeared first on Ajax Scientifc…
If you have a young child in your life, he or she may be drawn to the phenomenon that is Beyblade. Why not take the opportunity to discuss these science concepts in a light and natural way while they play. The purpose of this post is to take advantage of the teachable moments that surround us on […] The post Beyblade – Top 10 Science Concepts to Introduce to Kids appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
5 Behaviors STEM Teachers need to Avoid As educators we are all looking to improve. Here is a list of behaviors STEM teachers need to avoid based on growth mindsets theory. If you are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) teacher, educator, school principal or parent, some worthwhile reading should be Carol Dweck, the […] The post 5 Behaviors STEM Teachers Need to Avoid related to Growth Mindsets appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
A recent article came across our news-feed warning that we might be setting up a dead end for students in STEM because wage premiums in STEM are short lived. Our analysis, however, reached completely different conclusions. Far from being a dead-end, STEM is a gateway for opportunities throughout our economy. Is there a STEM Shortage? […] The post STEM Opportunities Across Economy appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.
Students cannot enter STEM majors if they have a fear of mathematics. Our ability to handle math anxiety has important implications on our efforts to improve STEM education outcomes. Here is a summary of some literature on math anxiety and our own thoughts on the key ideas. The Prevalence of Math Anxiety That many […] The post Math Anxiety, Impacts on Stem Education appeared first on Ajax Scientifc Ltd.