Posts filed under: How-To

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I enjoy crafts. I mean no disrespect to craft-lovers, but  science-themed crafts are NOT STEM Challenges.   Period. Hard stop. End...
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I know the feeling. You planned a fun STEM Challenge and it’s going to be a great day! You envisioned students hard at work, excelling in their designs, topped off...
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I have resisted the topic of assessing STEM Challenges for a long time. I get a worry-headache from the thought of undermining certain goals through excessive assessment. But after a...
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Let me start by saying I have nothing inherently against makerspaces, tinker labs, “simple” STEM centers, task cards, and activities. They can be great — in much the same way...
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What could be more important than helping students develop healthy relationships with productive failure? I’m hard-pressed to come up with a single thing, honestly. If we help students learn to...
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In an ideal world, you and your principal would always be on the same page when it comes to what is best for students. You would never need to take...
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Last week, I shared with you the importance of knowing your “whys” when it comes to STEM Challenges, and I shared my own list. Today, we’ll explore how those “whys”...
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Doing STEM Challenges with your students can serve so many goals, that’s why I’ve been proclaiming my love for them from the mountaintops for almost a decade now! But one...
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I am really excited to get started on this STEM Challenge PD! It’s a bit different from any I’ve ever done before. It’s stretched over four days and will be...
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Come join me to learn more about implementing successful, substantive STEM Challenges!   What We’ll Cover: The Basics of STEM Challenges The who, where, when, what, why, and how of...
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