What’s the Buzz: Engineering Design Process

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Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  Those arranging and participating in “Girl’s Day” activities are helping us to close the science gap. SheHeroes (reviewed here) is an organization that believes young girls should be encouraged to pursue non-traditional STEM based careers. Be sure to check out their resources as you plan for participating … read more »


Quick Tips for Celebrating Kid Inventor’s Day

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“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison Did you resolve to implement something new into your classroom this year? Or perhaps you want to continue building on something you have already started? If so, you might want to consider celebrating Kid Inventors’ Day on January 17 with … read more »


Getting Started with Research

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Now that most of us are well into the first quarter of the school year, many teachers have assigned students their first significant formal research assignment for the year. English teachers and school librarians love academic research or at least don’t dread it! Most teachers know they should be giving students an opportunity to work … read more »


Have You Heard? We Learn More By Looking For The Answer…

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I love this quote. I think it has many layers…many applications within education and life in general. At its’ core is what Aristotle contended so many centuries ago, “that human beings are curious by nature.” Bottom line, we learn best when we are engaged, when we have to discover and make meaning from that discovery. … read more »