Articles: Teaching & Learning

4/9/2013
It’s not a new reality show: Exploration Nation helps students understand STEM.

In April, three Texas middle school students joined marine veterans and a team of surgeons on a 12-day expedition through the jungles of Central America, learning about sustainable agriculture, reforestation, and ecosystems, and helping create a mobile surgical clinic for

4/9/2013

With the Next Generation Science Standards coming soon, elementary school teachers need more preparation to effectively teach complex STEM subjects, according to the fifth National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education, released in February.

3/25/2013

Most children consume too much omega-6, which is found in soybean oil, and is an ingredient in many processed foods.

3/25/2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most children and adolescents in the United States eat too much sugar, fat, and salt, but not enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

3/25/2013

At the recent annual conference of the International Bullying Prevention Association, I co-facilitated a session with a panel of students who are leaders in preventing bullying in their school.

3/24/2013

Controversy over so-called “fat letters” mailed from district offices to parents, informing them if they have an overweight, healthy weight or underweight child, is erupting across the nation.

3/22/2013

Since 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by more than 20 percent, according to a new report from STEMconnector, an online STEM news source. And the southern states of the U.S.

3/22/2013

Starting this April, 1,500 eighth graders across nine middle schools in the Ouachita Parish School System in Mo

3/22/2013

A new study found that female elementary students perform as well as their male counterparts in a series of

3/22/2013

In 2014, elementary students in 45 states must know how to type on a computer when the new Common Core State Standards are implemented, but some states are holding on to an old, basic skill—the art of cursive handwriting.

3/20/2013

I have been drawn to the power of satire and parody throughout my life and career, and learned early on that humor can make points more forcefully than other kin

3/18/2013

Though professional athletes have access to top healthcare professionals and state of the art facilities, tightening budgets in U.S. school districts often leave high school sports participants without protective services or proper care after injury.

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