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Quick Tip Tuesday – Take Advantage of Elementary STEM CON 2020

Stuck at home? Here’s a silver lining!     I couldn’t be more excited to work with these amazing STEM educators to bring you this virtual conference: Elementary STEM CON...

Quick Tip Tuesday: Simple STEM from Home

Trying distance learning?     Teachers attempting distance learning probably already know how tough it is to do STEM Challenges remotely.   Here’s my attempt to make that a lot...

Quick Tip Tuesday: Don’t Treat STEM Challenges Like Quick Writes

Yes, we have to make compromises with instructional minutes, but skipping the second build of a STEM Challenge shouldn’t be one — at least not on a regular basis! Find...

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...

My Favorite Cardboard Cutting Tools

I love my STEM Challenge materials & tools. When it comes to cutting cardboard, you have several great options!     Cardboard Cutting Option 1: Use soft cardboard like cereal...

Growth Mindset Lies Teachers Tell

OK, “lies” is a bit harsh. It implies intent, and I don’t think that’s the issue here, but I had to get your attention. This is important! Growth Mindset is...

The Struggle Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Point

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...

Halloween STEM Challenge – Creature Catcher

Why call it a spider web challenge, when you can call it Creature Catcher? It’s so much more fun, don’t you think? Plus, it gives students more flexibility to be...

7 Back-to-School STEM Must-Haves

When you go back to school this fall, you’re going to want to have your STEM game sitting pretty. Luckily, you’ve just stumbled on seven back-to-school STEM must haves —...

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,...
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