Episode #25: Defending Science Education: A Conversation with Eric Hadley

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Eric Hadley has been knee deep in the world of science for over twenty years. Working as an educator and expert in the field of STEM, he has witnessed firsthand how far public education has come in teaching future generations the importance of science and critical thinking skills. Join host Kristy Houle as she sits down with Eric to discuss how science education has progressed over the last two decades and the steps educators are taking to ensure students are prepared for a science driven society.

 

In this episode you’ll hear…

  • The ways in which STEM can be used in the classroom setting
  • About the gender gap in STEM classes and activities
  • Why creativity and an affinity for creativity doesn’t negate a child’s STEM abilities

 

“I think sometimes we might unintentionally shut girls down.”
“We can’t prepare them (students) for things we don’t know, but we can prepare them to problem solve and work together.”
–Eric Hadley, The Classroom Matters Podcast