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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...

Quick Tip Tuesday – Steal Time from ELA

Check out this tip to (rightfully) steal time from ELA for your STEM Challenges!     Have some great STEM Challenge tips we need in our lives? Need a STEM...

Character Education in STEM Classes

I used to think that spending class time on character education was a luxury. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was important, but with limited instructional minutes and pressure...

Quick Tip Tuesday: Facilitator’s Notepad

Check out this tip to lead your students in deeper discussion and analysis after a STEM Challenge build!     Have some great STEM Challenge tips we need in our...

Which STEM Challenge Materials are Best?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “What STEM Challenge materials should I have in my classroom?”   While most STEM Challenges come with a recommended materials...