Handling Conflict During STEM

Handling Conflict During STEM

You planned this amazing STEM lesson; it ties in multiple academic standards between math, writing, literacy, and science, and then chaos breaks out. Your students, with all the best intentions CANNOT handle the challenge and begin to argue, throw things, storm off,...
How to Communicate During STEM

How to Communicate During STEM

Your elbows deep into an awesome STEM lesson and you hear it. The beginning of an argument start to emerge from one of your students across the room. They’re frustrated because their group wants to build with Popsicle sticks and they wanted to use straws. You...
5 Unique STEM Picture Books

5 Unique STEM Picture Books

Do you need some new activities that use unique STEM picture books? I love looking at STEM through the use of a read aloud! Here’s a list of my top 5 favorite picture books to read in order to inspire our little scientists. In each section you will find an...
Teaching Students To Fail Gracefully

Teaching Students To Fail Gracefully

Failure. Yikes. Shorten it by 3 letters and it’s as bad as the other four letter words that I know. My students hate failure and avoid it at all costs. I mean hey, they’re middle schoolers and any chance of them being shamed publicly is enough reason to...
An Arctic Adventure

An Arctic Adventure

The first two full weeks back from break were spent learning about hibernation and polar animals. So many fun activities were created and done during this time. My students were so excited everyday.. and isn’t that what it’s all about?! I am obsessed with...