A Practice-based Model of STEM Teaching

| January 10, 2020

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Teachers today are being asked to think “outside of the box” in order to prepare their students for a career and a life that is largely unknown due to the warp speed changing needs and desires of society today. While many teachers today happily accept the challenge and are driven by curiosity and motivation to succeed, it can become a very daunting and overwhelming task. The STEM SOSTM (Students on Stage) model, and this book in particular, helps to bridge that gap between daunting and overwhelming to doable and successful.

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