Engage Girls in STEM

Riveting Ways to Engage Girls in STEM, Achieve High Test Scores

Physics can be taught with a total project based learning approach and have high test scores. Teacher Ben Owens demonstrates this every day. High poverty and high needs students don't stop him. He expects 100% engagement from every student every day (and gets it.) Listen Now

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Even more exciting is how the girls in his class enjoy physics. (Some of them recently won a “punkin' chunkin' contest” in his local Appalachian mountain community.) Hear the @engineerteacher tell his fantastic story of learning, engagement and high achievement.

Essential Questions: Riveting Ways to Engage Girls in STEM, Achieve High Test Scores

  • How project based learning and physics compliment each other.
  • How Ben Owens works to reach every student with difficult math and physics concepts.
  • How Ben helps girls get more excited about math (It is not what you think.)

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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