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Advice for Teachers

“Teaching is hard.” ~ Captain Obvious Anyone who’s ever taught knows this — feels it in her bones.   There are a million demands on your time — administrators, students,...

Beach Ball Boogie STEM Challenge

The end of the school year sometimes feels a little like herding cats. You’ve got to have an arsenal of high-quality summer activities to keep your kids engaged in learning...

Nice Nest Spring STEM Challenge

Nice Nest is a perfect spring STEM Challenge. Basically, the students create a bird’s nest to hold either a base amount of eggs or for maximum nest capacity. You can...

Making Test Prep More Enjoyable

State testing: it’s the most least wonderful time of the year. There’s a lot not to like about state testing, but that’s not what this post is about. This post...

Are You Spending Too Much on STEM Challenge Materials?

Last Friday night, I took to the streets — and my couch — to do some STEM Challenge materials comparison shopping. These are my must-have, go-to materials I keep stocked...

Tidying Up My STEM Challenge Materials

Peeking into someone’s teaching closet is a little like walking down a hotel hallway with doors open; you can’t help yourself but look inside!  At least I can’t! I’m always...