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Best Practices for STEM

Hold onto your hats, folks, as we dive into a few Best Practices for STEM! Now, let’s start with a little disclaimer…..I teach STEM classes for three grade levels- after teaching in the regular classroom for 20+ years. Best practices or best strategies means something different to everyone. All I ... READ the POST

5 Myths About STEM…

(and how not to worry about it) It was the spring of 2013 when I first heard these words,  “We are going to have a STEM Lab next year!” Well, I didn’t exactly know what that meant, but I researched a little and then went back to my principal to let her know the job was going to be ... READ the POST

March’s Best Books

The best books of March, oh my. This month I have traveled with giraffes, read more about short-term memory loss, been mesmerized with a tale of horror, and been angered beyond anger at the antics of a company that employed a young man nicknamed Buck. Here are the best books of the month and one ... READ the POST

Math and STEM – A Perfect Combo

Math and STEM are like peanut butter and jelly, or cornbread and butter, or cats and mice...haha! Seriously, the M in STEM means math. Now, let's talk about two kinds of math that I find in STEM Challenges! There is incidental math. For me, this means math that happens naturally. We measure in so ... READ the POST

Easy Ways to Grab More Books

Are you looking for easy ways to add to your book collection? How about ways to save money or get books for free? I have some ideas for you! I know I post about books all the time. I share my favorites and least favorites and try to steer you towards the best of the best. That is how I find books ... READ the POST

Things I Wish I Had Known… I began the teaching job of a specialist. Yes, there were surprises. There were things I wish I had known and many I learned by trial and error. Let's pause as I give you a little bit of history. I taught upper elementary grades for many, many years and then had the opportunity to transfer ... READ the POST