Star Wars Day is seriously one of my favorite, but lesser-known holidays to celebrate with my students. There are so many ways to incorporate the fun and excitement of the Star Wars universe while hitting important learning goals in your classroom. Whether you are a Star Wars Padawan or Jedi
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Let the Star Wars puns commence. For all my fellow Star Wars fans out there you know how amazing it is to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th by telling everyone, “May the Fourth be With You!” Now that almost everyone including our students knows about this galaxy far,
The future of education is becoming more hybrid as technology advances. As seen in the past few years, students transitioning to remote learning and then adapting to hybrid learning has been made possible with the support of their teachers and with the help of technology. As evident in Education Week’s special report,
Who’s ready for a field trip? Nothing gets kids more excited than hearing those 6 words from a teacher. But, what if you want to take a field trip without the permission slips, the hassle of bus scheduling, toting bagged lunches around, and worrying about the weather? Go on a
Earth Day is such a great time to get our students excited about getting creative and connected with nature. That doesn’t mean you have to give up technology or STEM activities though. With some clever Earth Day STEM activities, you can celebrate our awesome planet in creative ways your students
Love and kindness are in the air! This year add some love for STEM to your Valentine’s Day lesson plans. If you’re thinking it sounds hard to make science, technology, engineering, and math activities a part of your Valentine’s Day activities, have no fear! I have done it for years
It’s winter which means a lot of students, are going to be missing out on outdoor recess. Sometimes, that can be a recipe for disengaged and fidgety students. Keeping things interesting and exciting for your students during the winter months can seem like a big challenge for teachers. This is
Sleighbells ring, snow is falling, and letters are being sent to Santa full of wishes. The excitement of the Christmas season has arrived. The excitement isn’t limited to the home either. We, teachers, know all too well the fun and chaos that is the last week or two before schools
The leaves have fallen and there is a crisp chill in the air. Winter is upon us! While winter can be a magical time of year, unfortunately, it can also mean a lot of time spent cooped up indoors for kids. That means we will be encountering a lot more
Coding in the classroom is such a popular thing for teachers to be doing right now, but what do you do if your access to tech is limited or non-existent? This unfortunately is a reality for many teachers and students. I know how important it is to expose our students
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means tons of fun learning opportunities in the classroom. Holiday time can be super busy and chaotic which means sticking to a routine in the classroom is more important than ever. We all know students can start to get restless before a big holiday
The fall season is the perfect time to incorporate pumpkins into your curriculum. But, you may be wondering how to incorporate them into your STEM challenges. It’s easy to modify building challenges to include pumpkins so your students can celebrate the fall season with fun and engaging pumpkin STEM challenges.