Tackle the stuff in 2019: Classroom organization tips

Posted by Jessica Born on February 07, 2019

Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix is all the rage right now. If you’re in the middle of purging, folding, and thanking, you might not need to read on. But, since there isn’t a “Classroom Edition” of the show (yet), we decided to try to round up a few tried-and-true staples as well as innovative ideas to inspire or help you tackle all the stuff we know STEM educators have in their classrooms. Wrangling it all can be time-consuming, and goodness knows you’re all short on time (and probably space too)!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, Resources, innovate

Samples and support made easy: A part of the Pitsco experience

Posted by Eric Simmons on January 24, 2019

Though a busy time for many, the holiday break provides the opportunity to recharge so you can hit the New Year running. And then the first month of the year is usually spent focusing on new or better habits. We try to approach our work in the same way. We’re focused on you and your students as we have been for nearly 48 years while we continue to better your experiences and our offerings.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Resources, Hands-on Learning

Back to school: Make it a great year!

Posted by Patty Cooke on July 30, 2018

As educators well know, the beginning of a new school year can be overwhelming for all involved. Parents are anxious about leaving their children in the hands of others. Students are anxious to do well and not fall behind. And teachers, from first-year educators to veterans, are anxious to instill knowledge into a new group of students while managing their classroom and keeping an eye on the health and emotional well-being of each child.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, Resources, Teacher Development

Grant yourself an easy summer

Posted by Patty Cooke on May 18, 2018

As the school year winds down, our thoughts turn to summer vacations, relaxing by the pool, and catching up on some good reads.

Well . . . maybe not everyone’s thoughts are there quite yet. For teachers, summers are also often filled with professional development, room organization, and curriculum prep for the following year.

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Topics: FUNDING, Teacher Resources, Science, STEM, Grants

Customization: Just what the educator ordered

Posted by Tom Farmer on March 22, 2018

Standardized testing.

Extra duties.

Professional development. 

Tight budget.

There are plenty of obligations piled onto educators these days. Often that leaves them little time to innovate in their classrooms or provide custom opportunities for their students. So when a new student-centric curriculum allows a chance to personalize curriculum and classroom processes, it’s a win-win.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, STEM Expeditions