STEM Teaching

Woman lying on grass, reading. Photo from Flickr.
Nov 12, 2014
Students who read ahead get much more out of class, but have always been in the minority. Carl Wieman and colleagues reveal their experience of increasing pre-reading to 80% in two science courses.
Prof. Mike Prince speaking
Nov 4, 2014
Prof. Mike Prince describes the three most common mistakes in active learning--and how to avoid them.
Students in class, eagerly discussing. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Oct 23, 2014
How do you engage all your students in an activity if they have a wide range of backgrounds? Use "challenge problems."
The Oracle Team America yacht in the SF Bay during the 2013 America's Cup. Photo by Tom Ehman.
Sep 2, 2014
This team of engineering faculty led a small group of rising sophomores to explore the engineering of sailing, taking advantage of the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco.
View of redwood trees, looking upward from roots to blue sky
Aug 19, 2014
How can you tell what students are learning in an outdoor science camp? It's tricky, but here's how.
Apr 23, 2014
Guest Presenter: Michael Prince, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University Two workshops, a faculty lunch, and a dinner with grad students and postdocs. We welcome colleagues to join us for one session or many!
Apr 8, 2014
Profs combine lab and lecture to introduce students to the "messiness" of engineering.
Mar 19, 2014
Three classroom scaffolds proven to help retain and support women students in STEM--and benefit other students as well.

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