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How science teachers can use storytelling

First, in case you missed it, read part 1 of this storytelling article where we share everything you need to know about storytelling in education and why it works. If you’ve already read it, let’s continue our story:   There are probably few students out there who...

Why storytelling is important in education

I’d like to share a story with you. It’s a story about stories. About how stories came to be, how they work, why oranges make it easier for us to remember things, what role cortisol and oxytocin play in this little tale, and why all of that matters to you. And also...

Can technology fix the challenges facing STEM programs?

Many universities are very aware of the challenges their STEM programs face today. Not only are they concerned with attracting students to their STEM programs — they’re worried about the retention problem plaguing universities everywhere. And that problem creates a...

7 amazing education tools for STEM teachers

Teachers rarely have a moment to themselves, let alone time to browse the latest and greatest education tools on the market. So the Labster team scoured the web for the best new education tools for teachers, hopefully saving you some time and frustration. Our list...

A Teacher’s Introduction To The Flipped Classroom

Clintondale High School, which is just outside of Detroit, became one of the first schools to completely “flip” their classrooms back in 2010. Greg Green, the principal of Clintondale, was one of the early pioneers of flipping the classroom in the US, and...

What the future of STEM education could look like

We often hear doom and gloom about the lack of student interest in STEM education. While the numbers are disconcerting, there are reasons for optimism. In this article, we’ll give you a glimpse at what could be in store for the future of STEM education and...

3 Ways to Make STEM Education More Engaging

With Millennials still experiencing unemployment levels as high as 15 percent, it is perplexing that more young people aren’t pursuing majors in STEM subjects, with projections saying there will be over 2.4 million STEM job openings in five years. According to a...

Is parasitic mind control only for sci-fi films? Nope – it’s biology!

If the film The Happening and its mind-controlling neurotoxin terrified you, you definitely wouldn’t want to be a Danish shore crab or a jungle insect. In the jungle, ants and other insects can become infected by a parasitic fungus that possesses their mind,...

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