Research from the U.S. Treasury Department implies that educating students about smart financial decisions is as critical as ever: only 1 out of 6 students currently have the baseline of economic knowledge they need to be successful long-term.
Renee, a high school senior in Wichita, Kansas, struggled when classes went virtual last March. Being out of the classroom and cut off from teachers made it difficult to learn, so she was frustrated when Wichita Heights High School announced it would remain remote this fall.
The research is clear: when families support student learning, kids earn higher grades, stay in school longer, and are more motivated. Making this reality come to life means focusing on the whole student across the spectrum of health, academics, and social skills.
by Saki Hashimoto, Learning Facilitator, TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity
Student engagement, in either the in-person or virtual environment, is critical to learning. One way to immediately connect with students and heighten engagement is to teach in the student-centered approach. The student-centered approach emphasizes authentic opportunities for students to be creators of information, not just consumers of information.
Here’s a two-step process to make the student-centered approach come alive in your own teaching, no matter where learning is taking place:
Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic, families and communities across the United States still battle another challenge: substance misuse. While headlines often focus on the pandemic, substance misuse nevertheless remains a vexing topic.
Prasanna Angle, a pharmacist and District Leader for CVS Health in Detroit says the real issue is no one thinks it can happen to them. “Everyone thinks it won’t happen, but it could happen, and we need to be realistic.”
In early October, young girls from LK Moss Elementary School in Central Georgia gathered for a day of innovation and exploration. They built a robot using only a small motor and plastic drink cups. They created animations from scratch with entry-level coding tools. Most important, they discovered new possibilities for STEM-related careers.
The activity was the latest highlight in the year-long partnership between Girls Who Code and Booz Allen’s office in Warner Robins, Georgia. Their goal? Shrink the long-standing STEM gender gap.
by Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, President of the American Nuclear Society
In the United States, about 20% of electricity comes from nuclear power. But applications of the power of the nucleus are so much more than electricity: from cutting-edge cancer therapies and food security to space travel and ancient discoveries, nuclear science helps build our world.