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

Sweet science of Valentine’s Day

Posted by Jessica Born on February 02, 2018

February 14 is right around the corner. That means cards, Cupid, and CANDY! A box of chocolates and conversation hearts are ubiquitous with the holiday, which begs the questions: How’d these candies get their start, and what role does science play in their creation? While researching the answers, we found a few STEM activity compilations that really captured our hearts. 

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Science, STEM

Cheers to a new year and a new Big Book catalog!

Posted by Anna Gudde on January 22, 2018

At Pitsco Education, as we celebrate a new year, we also celebrate a new Pitsco Big Book catalog! The 2018 Big Book includes exciting new products as well as activities, curriculum, and solutions to serve educators.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, STEM, Dragsters

The top 5 resolutions you need for 2018

Posted by Jessica Born on January 04, 2018

The ball dropped. The calendar turned. You’re headed back to the classroom after a much-needed extended break. Which means it’s also the time of year when most of us vow to do more, eat less, and, overall, be better humans.

Maybe you’ve already established your focus for this new year, new you. But if you haven’t, or you’re still considering, allow us to provide a few suggestions. We dig stretch goals and lofty promises, but perhaps focus on one or two and knock ’em out of the park. 

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Teacher Development