A little good news — learning is cross-curricular, so education should be as well

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teaching-pupils-steam-cambridge-unviversity-study/ I've been preaching this for years!!! Especially in today's world where all info is at our fingertips... children learn more holistically and needs educators to show them the links between subjects.

Why a Certification as a Home Educator?

Part of how I've been describing myself as a teacher is being an educator with a teaching philosophy based on STEM / STEAM curricula, Universal Design for Learning, Emergent Curricula, and Maker-oriented education systems. If I had to say what theories/methods I use the most, I would be taking about aspects of Reggio-Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf, … Continue reading Why a Certification as a Home Educator?

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – MegaBlocks Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc…). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – MegaBlocks Needed

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lincoln Logs Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lincoln Logs Needed

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Mecano Kits Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Mecano Kits Needed

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lego Blocks Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lego Blocks Needed

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Jenga Blocks Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Jenga Blocks Needed

Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 1 to grade 3 kids (6 to 8-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making acoustic Canjos (Coffee Can Banjos) and then … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Canjos – Coffee Can Banjos!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 4 to grade 6 kids (9 to 12-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making electric cigar box guitars and then we'll … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!

Book Review: STEAM Kids - 50+ science/technology/engineering/art/math hands-on projects for kids by Anne Carey, Ana Dziengel, Amber Scardino, Chelsey Marashian, Danya Abraham, Erica Clark, Jamie Hand, Karyn Tripp, Leslie Manlapig, Malia Hallowell, & P.R. Newton If you can only dedicate one artsy lesson a week in your classroom, you got to have this book! The … Continue reading Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!