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Benefits of Rubrics in a STEM Lab

What is a rubric? As most of you know, a rubric is a teaching tool with many benefits.  Rubrics set out specific criteria that the teacher wants students to achieve.  Rubrics are often used for writing and project-based activities. Benefits of Rubrics in Science and STEM Labs Rubrics are ideal

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Why Accountable Talk is Important in STEAM

=   What is Accountable Talk? Accountable talk is talk that moves learning forward.  It is meaningful and polite.  It encourages students to really think about what they are learning and reflect upon it.  Thus, this type of talk can be used in all subject areas. Accountable Talk in STEAM

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Establishing Classroom Procedures and Rules is Essential!

As any teacher knows, the classrooms that run the most efficiently are those that have clear expectations and procedures.  So, establishing classroom procedures and rules is essential!  Of course, it is better for everyone if these are set at the beginning of the year. Classroom Procedures Classroom procedures are consistent

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Valuable Classroom Setup Tips for Your Elementary Lab

How To Get Started with Classroom Setup When something is new to you, what do you do?  You look to others!  Fortunately, when given the opportunity to go from a classroom to the first science and STEM teacher in our building, I had help nearby!  My husband was a middle

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