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Einstein Fellows

Best Practices in STEM Education – With assistance from Terrie Rust & Remy Dou


Edited By Tim Spuck, Leigh Jenkins, Terrie Rust and 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.

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More Advance Praise for Einstein Fellows


“This collection of essays provides concrete examples to bring STEM alive in classrooms, including informal learning experiences and the integration of engineering design, which is critical to implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. Since 1990, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship program has brought accomplished STEM educators from across the nation to Washington, D.C., to inform policy and programs with their knowledge. In turn, they learn the intricacies of federal education policies and gain access to myriad educational resources. I encourage future fellows to continue this tradition and blaze new trails.”

—Ioannis Miaoulis, President & Director, Museum of Science, Boston; Founder, National Center for Technological Literacy

“This book captures the diverse, collective wisdom of over a dozen distinguished and experienced science teachers. If you are a STEM educator, you may want to save yourself time and buy two copies right away as you will surely want to give one of your copies to a younger colleague.”

—Stephen Pompea, Education & Public Outreach Department Head, National Optical Astronomy Observatory

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