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McClure, Elisabeth; Guernsey, Lisa; Ashbrook, Peggy – American Educator, 2017
The potential for integrated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning really is all around us. The moments of intense drama children experience when they test out a new design are the engines that drive STEM practices; it's what keeps scientists, programmers, engineers, and mathematicians up at night, wanting to try "just…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum
Preston, Harry F., V – American Educator, 2016
Professional educators--in the classroom, library, counseling center, or anywhere in between--share one overarching goal: ensuring all students receive the rich, well-rounded education they need to be productive, engaged citizens. In this article, a teacher of color in Baltimore discusses his career trajectory, and explains why teacher diversity…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Males
Mac Iver, Douglas J.; Reuman, David A. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1994
Traditional assessment, grading, and student-recognition practices are partly responsible for the low levels of student effort pervading American schools. Two improvement-focused systems for student accountability and recognition that have been field tested are presented: The Incentives for Improvement Program (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Windham…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Awards, Educational Assessment