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St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge – Snake Snatcher

If you’re tired of leprechaun traps already, Snake Snatcher is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge for you! In this challenge, students build a device to rid Ireland of...

Teaching Students to Persevere During STEM Challenges

Be honest — have you ever been profoundly irritated or disappointed in how quickly your students give up when things get tough during a STEM Challenge? Have you lamented their...

Quick Tip Tuesday – Don’t Be Seduced by Simple STEM

Gut check:  Are you giving your kids a STEM Easy or a STEM Challenge?   I know, simple sounds ah-mazing when you’re a busy teacher. But like so many things...

Quick Tip Tuesday – Grab Free Resources & PD When You Can!

Check out this quick tip to find out where you can find new, free PD. When was the last time you really had time to reflect on your practice? We...

Quick Tip Tuesday – Don’t Show Pictures or Examples Before the Build

Check out this quick tip to find out why it’s a very bad, no good idea to show your students examples before they attempt to create their own designs in...

3 Mistakes Teachers Make with STEM Challenges and How to Fix it Fast

I’ll be the first to admit that my first few STEM Challenges were a bit of a disaster. Chaotic, constantly running out of time, high frustration levels, and so many...