“Happy Children Do Chores,” an opinion piece that KF Dell’Antonia published in The New York Times on August 18th, states a firm opinion that all children should start doing household chores when they have reached the age of only 3 or 4. “Accept no excuses,” she writes. Read more
Are you a high school student who is interested in becoming an engineer? Or do you know a student who is interested in majoring in engineering in college?
If so, there are lots of online opportunities to learn what engineering classes are like. Visit the links below to take a seat in a virtual engineering classroom. Read more
What Are the Best Strategies for Getting K-6 Students Excited about Technology?
. . . findings from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning
There is a common belief that children take to technology like the proverbial ducks take to water. Give them a computer or a tablet and stand back, that thinking holds, and tech learning will pretty much take care of itself. Read more
With all the attention being given to STEM careers, you might think that an equal percentage of students in all categories were preparing with equal enthusiasm for technical careers.
Not so. Research has found surprising disparities in STEM preparation among different groups. Here are some findings you can explore further in the 2018 Student Research Foundation “State of the Union” summary of research. Read more
We recently overheard this conversation at a college admissions fair . . .
A high school student said to another, “When I told my dad I was planning to work in cybersecurity, he said, `Forget it, those careers won’t be around for more than the next few years.’”
Her friend replied, “Well your dad could be right. As soon as the right company launches the right new kind of product, cybersecurity workers will be looking for jobs in other fields.” Read more
STEM Companies Need Non-Tech Students to Fill Jobs Too
It’s no secret that a boom is taking place in STEM education. Students across America are enrolling in courses to study engineering, computer science, statistics, and other subjects that will equip them to fill jobs with tech firms.
But here is one fact that can get overlooked as students prepare to find work with tech companies . . . Read more
American colleges from coast to coast – especially smaller independent schools – are reporting a large decline in the number of applications they are getting from foreign students this year. And with good reason. Why would students run the risk of running afoul of more stringent immigration laws in the U.S., when they can choose to study in Canada or Europe instead? Why would they invest time and money to begin studies that might be interrupted later? Read more
What is the future of career pathways and the skills that today’s students need to secure the jobs of tomorrow? With every presidential proclamation regarding education policy and education funding, the critics are quick to glean meaning from what the White House is — and isn’t — doing with regard to the educational pathways available to all students. Read more
With Pi Day coming up on March 14, 2018, this is a good time to review the most important Geometry formulas that every student should learn in high school. Read more