“...every young person... who’s contemplating their career choice: If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child — become a teacher. Your country needs you.”— President Obama Educate your Twitter followers.
“We’re number 27! We’re number 27! USA! USA!” Let’s get better at math. You can help. Tweet This Right Now
“While the U.S. spends more per student than most countries, this does not translate into better performance.” - OECD Tweet This Right Now
In 2011 @BarackObama urged 100k young people to #TeachSTEM. Now that mission has a new home. Tweet This Right Now
At the 2011 Flag Pin & Clapping Convention—aka The State of The Union address—President Obama challenged the nation to produce 100,000 excellent new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by the year 2021. Unlike the majority of things called for by elected officials, this particular commitment actually resulted in, you know, something happening.
The reason POTUS put forth this challenge: the United States hasn’t exactly been the sharpest bulb in the knife shed when it comes to international rankings in math and science. That means we either start putting more great teachers into our nation’s classrooms, or we invent some entirely new rankings system—which would require lots of math. So the teaching option seems like our best bet.
Since President Obama issued his 2011 challenge, the organization 100Kin10 has rallied scores of universities, nonprofits, foundations, and other partners around a single shared mission. In an era of fierce corporate competition and stark party-line politics, this movement stands as a pretty remarkable example of collaboration in the name of the greater good.
Imagine that, educators setting an example for collaboration and teamwork. Who’da thunk it?
2029’s Teacher Of The Year might be casually checking Facebook right now. Share this site. Blow their mind. Change the future.
The most obvious and impactful way somebody can help is to actually become a STEM teacher. But maybe you already are a teacher. Or maybe you like your job but still believe in this mission. Or maybe you have a weird about-page fetish, and now you wanna take this to the next level.
Whatever it may be, the least you can do is share the living crap out of this site, our animation, and anything else you find interesting, funny, or worthy of your precious social platforms. The wider our net, the more likely we are to reach those prospective teachers.
In addition to broadcast-style circulation, we’re asking people to do one more thing not normally part of the digital sharing experience: Think. Hard. About who you know that this campaign might speak to. A friend, a niece, a neighbor, the weirdo reading this over your shoulder.
If you know someone who has studied STEM—who knows firsthand how mind-blowing those subjects can be—and they’re maybe curious about what to do with their degree, direct them to this site. The future will thank you. Because time travel.
Blow minds. Teach STEM. Read about-pages.
Science/tech/engineering/math: all mind-blowing. Teachers: mind-blowing. STEM teachers: mind-blowingest! Tweet This Right Now
Put an end to our nation's bullying at the hands of that smarty-pants Finland. #TeachSTEM and improve our future! Tweet This Right Now
I hold the controversial opinion that teachers are important to the future of our society. Tweet This Right Now
The organization 100Kin10 rallied 30+ partners together to fund this wildly audacious campaign to recruit more STEM teachers. Now is where you stand up and clap for your screen.