What if we honored students’ STEM accomplishments with school-wide pep rallies, bulging trophy cases, and varsity letters?
GUEST COLUMN | by Don Bossi
Imagine walking down the hallway of your school past the science labs to see the latest trophies and medals honoring student athletes. Yet, none of these shiny accolades are for scoring state football or soccer championships. Rather, they are trophies awarded to students for creative problem-solving capabilities during hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenges. Such a scenario is within our grasp.
In school districts nationwide, important discussions are happening about how to increase access to hands-on learning opportunities and engage more students in STEM studies and careers. To help accelerate those conversations, let’s put aside traditional thinking about solving this challenge – such as teacher workshops or applying common core standards – and explore an unconventional approach: a sport for the mind.
In school districts nationwide…
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