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Designing Next Generation Learning Spaces That Motivate Your Students

“How many of you want to become a civil engineer?” Dr. Halil Ceylan asked of a small crowd of 1st-5th graders. Immediately three hands shot up. A small voice in the back asked, “What’s a civil engineer?” Rather than tell my group of Boys and Girls Club children (whom I refer to as my junior scientists, scientists, or kids) what

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3 Intuitive Strategies for Building Community in Your Classroom

A few years ago, I interviewed a group of undergraduate women in my local university’s Engineering Technology (ET) program to understand why it had an unsavory reputation for having a very low (1:25) ratio of female-to-male students. As one woman summarized, “It’s usually just that awkward moment when you walk into a class with like 30 guys and they all

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How Resourcing Leads to Personalized Learning For Your Students

“Mom, why is the sky blue?” my young son asked. Throughout their lives, I’ve encouraged my sons to ask questions about the world and to pursue the answers. Today was different, however. Rather than my usual response of, “Let’s ask Google,” I handed the iPhone to my son and answered, “Ask Siri.”  Tools like Google, Apple Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and

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