Teachers of all grade levels are increasingly moving into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) instruction, but time constraints and heavy workloads can make the transition difficult. In 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction, author William N. Bender, Ph.D., provides customizable, step-by-step guidelines for various teaching strategies that have been shown to strengthen STEM instruction.
Exploring the latest STEM instructional trends and specific teaching techniques, Bender highlights research evidence throughout the book and offers practical advice to help teachers:
- Facilitate efficiency of study, making the most of instructional time
- Integrate project-based learning with STEM instruction
- Modify and adapt STEM strategies to meet the needs of each learner
- Use engineering design principals to focus on real-world problems
- Emphasize teamwork and collaboration around rigorous math and science content
Today s students need to be able to solve problems, make decisions, and learn from failure. STEM instruction celebrates the fact that there can be more than just one correct answer to a question and learning should be framed accordingly in any STEM classroom. This book guides teachers as they prepare students for the complex challenges they will undoubtedly face in college and the global workplace.