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S.C. middle school welcomes new students with STEM exercise, team-building

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

A South Carolina middle school that will become a designated science, technology, engineering and math school next year recently welcomed incoming sixth-graders by pairing them with current students for team-building STEM exercises. "This is a collaboration in which students have roles inside the group. They are given a problem and are asked to use a thinking process to fix that problem," principal Jason Holt said. Aiken Standard (S.C.) (05/22)


Teacher shares his summer reading list

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

N.M. middle school seeks to expand Spanish fluency

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Students' innovations sink or swim in "Shark Tank" exercise

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Survey: Nonacademic factors affect achievement

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Experts weigh in on Common Core performance tasks

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

3 ways we can better prepare history students

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Scientists study how brain processes language, speech timing

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Research backs language to boost math instruction for ELL students

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Review: Staying true to what works in English Language Arts

MiddleWeb SmartBrief | May 22, 2015


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