3. STEM education is for everyone.
STEM is not only for the boys, nor is it only for those students who excel academically, or those from certain ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. These children don’t need a teacher to tell them to focus on other subjects, they need additional support to overcome the barriers that block their paths to becoming more adept in STEM. Educators who limit their own expectations for high STEM performance to only certain students due to their own implicit or explicit biases are performing a disservice to kids and themselves. By encouraging all students to do their best in STEM education, teachers will strengthen their teaching skills while ensuring every kid has a chance to reach their potential.