12 inspiring STEM books for girls. Plus: thoughtful ways to say goodbye to your graduating class

on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Inspiring STEM Books for Girls; Saying Goodbye to Graduating Students; Timed Tests and Math Anxiety; Flexible Seating in Middle School |

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For students from kindergarten through 12th grade

12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we've put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.

Fun and meaningful send-offs to end the year right
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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

Celebrate how far they've come and how far they'll go with these heartfelt gestures.

Ideas for reducing math anxiety
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Tips for Tackling Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

You can't make timed tests go away, but you can help make the stress more manageable for students.

Mix things up with outdoor poetry stations.
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Bringing Poetry Outside

See how one teacher encourages his school to join together and enjoy a spring day with poetry.

Getting creative with where students sit
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5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

Learn how the best discussions manage to engage everyone, whether they're talking or actively listening.


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Food: General Mills released 10,000 boxes of 'Marshmallow-Only' Lucky Charms.

Fashion: Fashion Magazine's Summer 2017 issue features a peel-off cover by Joe Fresh.

Retail: Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants will now offer autism-friendly play times called 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays.'

Marketing: To celebrate the release of Bowmore's travel retail range, Beam Suntory is launching VR distillery tours.

Entertainment: Universal Orlando's new 'Tapu Tapu' wristband acts as virtual wallet for visitors.


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Toys turn into collectible artworks to engage the whole family
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60 Drinkable Beauty Aids

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15 Millennial-Focused Texting Innovations

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