Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ten Ways to Make Education More Engaging

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     An engaging educational process not only expedites learning, it also develops creativity and critical thinking and enables students to have ownership over their learning. How does an educator engage her students in a world of diminished attention spans and instant gratification? We have compiled ten methods to increase student engagement; these are simple and easy to implement within standard… Read more »

What Makes STEM So Important?

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     Why STEM? Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics seem to be mainstays of the education system- so why the seemingly sudden upsurge in interest in STEM education and careers? I come from a music education background. Our advocacy efforts are generally divided into two schools of thought- the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of music education. For example, I could say… Read more »