Empowering students by giving them more voice and choice in the classroom doesn’t have to mean all-out chaos for the teacher. On the contrary, giving students dedicated time throughout the week to work on something they are passionate about encourages creativity and critical thinking. This is where genius hour comes
Science – Technology – Engineering – Math.
Here are my favorite ways to incorporate STEM into your classroom!
Organization is the key to every successful classroom, but what do you do when you need to organize a digital classroom? Whether you have students learning virtually or in person, having a digital classroom is an awesome way to keep your students engaged and excited about their learning. Keeping all
Are you a teacher who wants to include more coding in your classroom? Whether you teach a homeroom, a computer class, or in a STEM or maker space setting, you can incorporate coding into your lessons. The biggest struggle teachers face when trying to incorporate coding is the lack of
When planning STEM activities it’s easy to feel anxious about the possible cost of the supplies needed. While some STEM activities do include technology which can be costly, a lot of really fun and engaging activities don’t require any store-bought supplies at all. Half the fun of a STEM challenge
STEM and literacy go hand in hand and are easier to use together than you may think. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ways to incorporate STEM learning into your lesson plans, or a STEM teacher looking for ways to do some cross-curricular activities in your classroom, STEM
Decorating your STEM classroom in a fun, colorful, creative way that inspires your students to be innovators can be the key to a successful year! Creating a classroom environment that supports learning while also making students feel comfortable can be a challenge. The STEM classroom is definitely NOT an exception
Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to teaching with STEM, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to get your students set up for success. STEM also naturally lends itself to be fun, hands-on, engaging, and challenge-focused which kids love. They will feel more like they
Fill this summer with STEM activities! After a long school year, activate students’ creativity and imagination. Don’t hear “This is boring!” over and over again. Instead, try some easy to set up hands-on STEM activities. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can use items you already have laying
Spring has Sprung I don’t know about you, but spring has to be my favorite time of year! I love the warmer weather, all the new life, and the promise of summer. As a teacher spring can be joyful but also stressful! Students start to get a little squirrely this
It is almost St. Patrick’s Day which means it’s time to break out some super fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities! I don’t know what it is about this fun, green little holiday, but I love it! Spring is in the air and the school year is starting to draw to
Happy 100th day of school! You made it! Not sure what to do to celebrate, or looking to spice things up in your classroom? Well, here are my favorite 100th day of school activities for K-4. I like to use digital activities, so it is easy in any situation, especially
With the holidays approaching, it is important to not only focus on educational standards, but create a sense of community in the classroom. Our students need a break and some fun, interactive activities, especially this year. Even though this school year looks different than expected, and is changing every week,