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Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding Posted on Aug 27

Realistic ways to get Massachusetts' female students interested in coding

The challenges facing girls and women entering STEM and more specific disciplines like coding are threefold: lack of understanding about what it is, why they might want to do it, and how to learn in a male-dominated field. Educators in Massachusetts need to be prepared   …Continue Reading Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding

Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families Posted on Oct 26

Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families

One of my freshmen stopped me while I was passing out papers one morning. “Ms. Lander,” he said — half accusing, half amused — “You texted my father?!” “I did indeed,” I admitted. And then, curious, I asked, “What did he say?” “He asked me   …Continue Reading Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families