Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – STEM gifts that keep giving

Posted by Molly Underwood on December 01, 2020

Are you struggling to figure out what to buy the kid who already has everything? Don’t know what to get a teacher friend? Want to give something that will finally make it out of the package?

Lucky you! We’ve curated a one-stop shop for all things hands on that everyone, everywhere will love!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, Giveaways, Makerspaces, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Coding, Activities, Future Ready, TETRIX Robotics, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Hands-on activities that will get your kids excited about Thanksgiving!

Posted by Melissa Karsten on November 25, 2020

Adding a seasonal theme to an activity can change your students’ perspective. All of a sudden, it doesn’t seem like an assignment to them anymore. Now, if you just had a list of activities to work with in time for Thanksgiving! Let’s see what we can do.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, STEM, Trends, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

gratitude + SEL | November brings the attitude of gratitude

Posted by Deidre Galloway on November 17, 2020

It’s the time of year when many of us are thinking about gratitude and things to be thankful for. November is National Gratitude Month – what a great way to kick off this month with a whole lot of gratitude in your classroom. When we think of gratitude, one thing we think of is social and emotional learning (SEL).

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, STEM, Trends, Resources, Authentic Learning, Social and emotional learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Making a difference through mentoring

Posted by Preston Frazier on November 12, 2020

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

A mentor is “someone who provides support and helps the mentee to review their situation through a process of reflection, questions, signposting, challenge, advice and feedback” (National Mentoring Day).

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, Culture, FIRST Tech Challenge, STEM, Trends, Resources, Teacher Development, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Fantastic fall pumpkin activities

Posted by Melissa Karsten on October 28, 2020

Fall is in the air, which can mean more indoor time for kids. What a great time for pumpkin activities! We grow pumpkins on our farm and I love fresh pumpkin pies! But, until I started digging online, I had no idea there were so many engaging and fun opportunities using pumpkins to teach STEM virtually anywhere. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Science, STEM, Trends, Activities, Hands-on Learning