To help encourage more Black and Latina female students to pursue STEM careers, teachers are introducing culturally responsive instruction -- more typically used in English and history courses -- in math and science. Maggie Waldner, an elementary-school teacher in Colorado, suggests hands-on lessons that relate to students' experiences, including teaching math problems as stories and asking students to retell the story before solving it.
Can culturally responsive lessons boost STEM diversity?
Sign up for ASCD SmartBrief
News serving the K-12 education profession
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.