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Month: October 2019

The Myth of the STEM Pipeline

The Myth of the STEM Pipeline

Not the most gripping commentary I’ve read on STEM education, but this part caught my interest: “Too often in my neuroscience classes, I taught young women who, despite doing well and displaying an obvious passion and interest in scientific topics, would tell me unequivocally that they were not good at science. They based their conclusion on faulty reasoning — perhaps it was that they hadn’t concentrated their high school studies in science, or that they found certain math classes challenging….

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What our students need…

What our students need…

…is food, childcare, and assistance navigating the minefield of unclear expectations (= my needs on any given day…). Here’s an extensive report: Student Needs Are Academic Needs

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