An innovative and potentially ground-breaking approach to 21st century education is placing baby boomer retirees from STEM fields into "learning teams" with educators in an attempt to give students knowledge from real-life science and math experts.

Spearheaded by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF), these learning teams pair experienced STEM retirees with classroom teachers to inject compelling real-life lessons into classroom instruction, while at the same time giving teachers valuable support.

"Every day that we give a standalone teacher a standalone curriculum, we're recreating this [outdated] model--we need to start thinking about transforming these learning organizations into a 21st...

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