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Winter Survival Strategies

Winter Survival Strategies: Adaptation, Migration, and Hibernation

As the northern hemisphere enters into the depths of winter – January, and February – we begin to embrace the reality of frigid temperatures and copious amounts of snow. We turn up the heat, throw on more blankets and layers of clothing, and bundle up in warm coats when going outside.  I often look out …

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Elementary Science Labs

Myth Busting Labs that Demonstrate the Nature of Science

This powerpoint is from one of Yen’s workshops at ISTS this year. You can use it to create your own myth-busting labs in your classroom that reflects the same processes that scientists use in the real world! Elementary science labs can be fun and interesting, while also being realistic and inquiry-based. If you want the …

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Inclusive Elementary Classroom

How to Create a More Inclusive Elementary Classroom for Students with Special Needs

A few years ago, I was asked by another teacher to observe their classroom to provide some insight for a student with attention issues. At the time, I was a preschool special education teacher. Although the teacher had her heart in the right place, she used old-fashioned strategies to try and get the student to …

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Elementary STEM Classroom Management

Classroom Management Tips for Elementary STEM Lessons and Labs

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Elementary STEM lesson

Starting The School Year: Full STEAM Ahead!

Hey! We are still working on the next vlog in our series about the Next Generation Science Standards, which will cover crosscutting concepts, but we wanted to share some resources with you that might help you plan the start of your school year! Check out the links below for some easy ways to enhance your …

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