Disconnecting Children from Technology

Advice from Amazing Explorers With the summer months around the corner, parents start thinking about activities for their children. Summer is an exciting time to celebrate milestones and pursue other interests. Nevertheless, during the summer months, some children become more dependent on TV, game consoles, or other electronic devices for entertainment. With growing evidence of […]

STEM: It’s Elementary!

Early STEM education Picture a first-grade classroom, maybe even your own. Kids gather around the sand table, exploring the sand, letting the grains run between their fingers. The teacher passes out some props—marbles, rulers, boxes and cups—and lets students explore freely for a few minutes. The kids excitedly dig in, filling cups with sand and […]

Six Characteristics of a Great STEM Lesson

STEM is more than just a grouping of subject areas. It is a movement to develop the deep mathematical and scientific underpinnings students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce. But this movement goes far beyond preparing students for specific jobs. STEM develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that […]