Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.
End the Skills Gap!
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- Engineering Classroom Activites
- Materials Science Lessons
- Math Resources
- Real Life Math and Unreal Math
- Creativity and Math
- Science Heroes
The Perfect Thanksgiving
One of my favorite Thanksgiving books is Eileen Spinelli’s The Perfect Thanksgiving. JoAnn Adinolfi illustrated it with bright colors and primitive drawings with mixed media collage. It is the story of two different Thanksgiving celebrations: the perfect holiday of Abigail Archer, and the imperfect one of the narrator. “Abigail Archer’s father… Continue readingThe Couch Potato
The Couch Potato is a picture book by Jory John and Pete Oswald. It’s about a potato. Not a small potato, a sweet potato, or a mashed potato, but a couch potato. “I spend all my free time sitting in this exact spot,” the potato admits. “If the most important… Continue reading6 Classic Toys that Develop Babies’ Minds
Classic toys have been losing market share to video games, electronic toys, and tablets throughout the 21st century. There are plenty of reasons for this, but it’s not a good thing. Classic toys provide learning opportunities. Without them, kids miss out. Here are half a dozen of the classic toys… Continue readingThe Elves and the Shoemaker
The Elves and the Shoemaker is a tale from the Brothers Grimm. In it, a poor shoemaker has only enough leather for one pair of shoes. He cuts the shoes out and leaves them ready to make in the morning. In the morning when he gets up, he finds (usually) two… Continue readingTeach Like a Pirate, by Dave Burgess
Dave Burgess has put together a fun and inspiring book that will teach you to teach like a pirate — not a thug, but a Douglas Fairbanks-style exciting pirate. The first section of the book examines the characteristics required to teach like a pirate: passion, immersion, rapport, analysis, transformation,… Continue reading