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Teachers Learn Guitar-Building to Encourage STEM in Classrooms

Can building a guitar help teachers with STEM?

A teacher in Florida, Nikki Grottano, wants to teach guitar building as a part of a physical science class, according to The Tampa Tribune. The school, Newpoint High School, received a grant sponsored by The National Science Foundation, for a weeklong institute called the National STEM Guitar project for teachers. Faculty members Tom Singer, Mark French and Steve Brown showed 14 middle, high, and post secondary school teachers how to grab students' attention through the application of STEM principals.

“All students ask, ‘When am I ever going to use this stuff?’” said Freedom High School math teacher Tim Nolan. “We need real- world examples to tie in with lessons.” He hopes to offer guitar- building as an elective.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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