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5 Things Not to Do in STEM

Well, how about that for a post title? Things not to do in STEM... hmmm, well anyway I do plan to focus my message on positive ideas and the things we can avoid in our STEM classes. Read carefully, because I have a freebie hidden in here somewhere! 5 Things - The Quick Version Just a ... READ the POST

February’s Best Books (2022)

February's Best books list includes 3 that might make it to my top ten list for the whole year! And then, there is one odd book. I liked it, it was mesmerizing. But, at the same time, I didn't like it. The characters were not compelling. I guess I finished it to see what was going to happen! Have ... READ the POST

January’s Best Books (2022)

Let's start off the new year with January's best books and one huge, gigantic, overwhelming disappointment. If you are new here to my website, I will tell you I read a lot. A Lot. In 2021 I read 137 books. I did not review all of those! Each month I choose only my very favorites that I think my ... READ the POST

10 Pipe Cleaner Projects in STEM

Pipe cleaner projects? Really? Yes, really! I have written about straws and craft sticks, using string, and so many more materials. But never have I focused on pipe cleaner projects! So, let's take a look at ten projects that include using these versatile fuzzy sticks :) A Few Tips ... READ the POST

10 Best Books of 2021

My favorite blog post of the year is the listing of the best books of the year! Let me start by just saying I read a lot- this year I will read over 130 books. Some were fun, some were chick-lit and predictable, some were historical fiction, a few were nonfiction, some were serious discourses that ... READ the POST

5 Most Disappointing Books of 2021

The most disappointing books of the year #sigh. This is always a difficult decision. I do not enjoy not liking a book. I want all books to be wonderful, but let's face it, some are just not. Now, mind you, I really am thorough about choosing books. I rely on authors I know (Stephen King, Anita ... READ the POST