One of the many ways elementary teachers try to integrate STEM into their classroom is by intentionally choosing STEM read alouds, books that incorporate STEM-related content (science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics). You can find many wonderful STEM book lists that have been curated to include picture books that model innovation, illustrate authentic problems, and invite […]
Last time, I shared ways to save time when you’re planning your STEM lessons. Today, I want to share ways you can help you and students save time during STEM activities. Save Time, Tip 1: Consider Some Builds Proof-of-Concept or Simply Exploration When I set a time constraint for a STEM Challenge, I already know […]
Time management during STEM activities is an enormous problem for teachers! We’ll cover 6 simple tips for time management during STEM activities in this post.
Teachers, if you’ve done STEM activities for awhile, you may be able to relate to these struggles: Any of that resonating with you today? Let’s talk about it! I’ve spent the last year obsessed with creating resources that solve these problems and can be done in under 30 minutes. Today, let’s discuss three resources I […]
Students LOVE building solutions to problems. They don’t always love planning those designs first! It can lead to frustration when we (teachers) feel like we’re forcing students to walk through the steps of the Engineering Design Process when they really want to dive in and build. I have a few tips for you today. 1. […]
Finding appropriate Halloween costumes for teachers can be tricky! Over the years, I’ve worked in some schools that allowed teachers to wear costumes as long as they weren’t at all scary. Not gonna lie — I kind of love playing dress up, but I don’t have a ton of time to put something together. With […]
Welcome back, STEM friends! Today is our sixth installment in the 30 STEM activities in 30 minutes or less series, and it’s all about hard skills.. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can click that link above to catch up. 🥰 One thing that we often overlook in STEM is taking time […]
Sometimes we get frustrated when students give up on STEM challenge activities too easily, but if we stop to think about it, it makes so much sense. Our culture is one that ridicules failure and avoids it at all costs. So we have an uphill — but seriously important — climb to help students shift […]
These 5 Halloween STEM challenge activities are perfect for keeping kids engaged!
In strange times like these, I like to find silver linings where I can. As teachers around the country are being thrown into preparing weeks of distance learning for their students due to coronavirus precautions, I’m seeing so much generosity in the educational community from large businesses to smaller sellers alike. I’ll be compiling […]