Best Practices in STEM Education – With assistance from Terrie Rust & Remy Dou
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is seen by leaders from across the globe as key to economic success and prosperity. Einstein Fellows attempts to improve the state of STEM education, not only here in the United States, but internationally as well. As the body of STEM-learning research grows, this volume provides the unique perspective of nationally recognized educators who have spent, collectively, more than 400,000 hours at the interface between teaching and learning. Each chapter communicates how its author has implemented a specific STEM practice in the classroom and how the practice might be modified for use in other classrooms, schools, and learning environments. Readers of Einstein Fellows: Best Practices in STEM Education will gain powerful insight about what really works when it comes to teaching and learning STEM. This publication will serve as an excellent resource for use in any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching methods course; no professional education library K through college, should be without a copy.
The editors would like to thank Terrie Rust and Remy Dou for their contributions to the editing process. Without their tireless efforts, months on end, this publication would not be near its current quality. Further, we would like to express our deep gratitude to all the authors who took time from an already busy life to share their best practices with others. Finally, we would like to acknowledge educators who, on a daily basis, strive to enrich the lives of all children without bias, who uphold that responsibility with fervor, and who balance their role as parent, counselor, mentor, and friend each day in the classroom. Those educators go above and beyond the required workday to provide a whole child experience toward the goal of creating a productive populace of life-long learners. We applaud those educators who see constant innovation in teaching and learning as the key that unlocks the process of discovery for all.