Find Your STEM Educator Type & Grab 5 Days of Tailored-to-You Freebies & Content!!!
How it Works:
Read the descriptions for each personality below. Choose the one that is most similar to how you feel in right now in your STEM educator journey. Then fill out the form for your STEM educator personality type to claim your 5 days of tailored freebies & content! Easy, peasy!
Type 1: I’m a Pro
Your STEM Challenge game is strong! You were probably an early-adopter of STEM Challenges and were totally on board for all the amazing gifts STEM Challenges bring to your students!
Your class is the stuff of legends. Students LOVE you for the awesome hands-on activities. Teachers come to you for ideas & materials (or to complain that they’re tired of their kids begging them to do what you do)!
You make it a point to get all the way through the Engineering Design Process, including multiple chances to build.
You’re bold enough to challenge your students to the edge of their comfort zones, and you have a plan in place in the event they fail. Failure isn’t a scary or dirty word in your classroom! In fact, you set up challenges knowing that if some don’t fail, the challenge wasn’t challenging enough!
In short, you’re killing it, Teach!
That said, there’s always room in your toolbox for new tools! You might be curious about improving your STEM Challenge implementation, especially where it comes to epic fails, time management and meaningful post-challenge activities.
I’ve linked each topic to a video or blog post where you can dig in a bit. We’re also going to explore many of these & other topics throughout the week in your STEM Challenge “Pro” Care Package. Sign up below for 5 days of tailored Pro tips and freebies!
Type 2: “I Got This!” Confident
You get it. You’re totally on board for all the amazing gifts STEM Challenges bring to your students! Teachers at your school know to come to you for ideas and extra pipe cleaners when they run out!
Your students LOVE you for the awesome hands-on activities. In short, you’re doing great!
Still, sometimes wiggly questions keep you up at night:
- – Am I challenging my kids enough?
- – Did I ask the right questions when they were building & after?
- – Was I too leading? Did I help too much?
- – When we hit that epic fail, did I handle that well?
- – Am I missing something important?
- – When we’re running out of time, am I cutting out the right things?
There’s always room to hone your craft. For answers to these keep-you-up-at-night questions, here’s a head start.
We’re also going to explore many of these & other topics throughout the week in your STEM Challenge “I Got This” Care Package. Sign up below for 5 days of tailored tips and freebies!
Type 3: Adventurer
You live for those feel-good teaching moments in class when your students are having a blast and don’t even realize how much they’re learning!
You’re always on the lookout for new lessons, activities, and strategies to make learning fun and relevant for your kids. Variety is the spice of life!
You want to try #allthethings — if only there was more time!
You’ve probably noticed the magical moments STEM Challenges produce, but you have a sneaking suspicion there are more of them to be gained…
And you know what, you’re right! Sign up at the end of this post if you want to learn these STEM secrets!
We’re also going to explore many of these & other topics throughout the week in your STEM Challenge “Adventurer” Care Package. Sign up below for 5 days of tailored tips and freebies!
Type 4: On the Edge of My Comfort Zone
You love to see how much your students love STEM Challenges, but parts of the process still make you a little uncomfortable!
As a master teacher, you’re used to having a clear vision of a lesson, start-to-finish. With STEM Challenges, you never know how things are going to turn out, and that makes your insides itch a little. 😆
You’re not a fan of your classroom looking like “Craft Time at the Thunderdome,” and you wonder if there’s something you can do to make STEM Challenges more rigorous & beneficial while also being a little less chaotic.
Most importantly, you want to feel confident that you’re doing it “right”. I totally get that! I felt the same way when I was starting out.
Great news! There are some simple strategies to make your STEM Challenges brain-busting work, disguised as fun! And, yes, we can work on the chaos too!
A great place to start is my STEM Challenge Secrets free replay webinar. If you have some time to settle in with some coffee and a notebook, I’ll share the most important secrets to successful STEM Challenges. If you don’t have the time for it now, no worries! You’ll be getting some bite-size pieces along with freebies in your care package all week long when you sign up below!
We’ll explore many of these & other topics throughout the week in your STEM Challenge “Edge of My Comfort Zone” Care Package. Sign up below for 5 days of tailored tips and freebies!
Type 5: Skeptic
You’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. You take your work seriously, and you’re not just jumping on all the shiny bandwagons without some proof that it’s worth the instructional minutes.
Good for you, teach! Your students are lucky to have you looking out for them!
Keep up the good work, and scroll down to sign up for 5 days of tailored freebies if your mind is open to learn how STEM Challenges are totally worth the time — when you take the time to learn to do them well!
I’ve got two places for you to start even before you open your care package:
First, this article 👇is perfect for setting the stage. When we’re feeling outside of our comfort zone, it’s helpful to have a reason to persist and push through. The article offers compelling reasons to spend more time on science & social studies.
Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong: In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.
Second, you might find this free webinar replay STEM Challenge Secrets helpful as an overview to both the process & benefits of STEM Challenges. If you don’t have the time for a full webinar now, no worries! You’ll be getting some bite-size pieces along with freebies in your care package all week long!
We’re also going to explore many of these & other topics throughout the week in your STEM Challenge “Edge of My Comfort Zone” Care Package. Sign up below for 5 days of tailored tips and freebies!