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Classroom learning is subject-specific, even though organic learning in the real world is cross-curricular, experiential, and contextual. A thematic approach toward teaching subjects in a cross-curricular fashion can reinforce conceptual understandings by exposing students to the same information in different ways. Art, for instance, is a fantastic way to visualize and communicate scientific models, mathematical relationships, and historical events.
Not all art is STEM and not all STEM is art. We’ve made a handy tool to help you determine some of the differences! Here’s a preview! To get a PDF of the flow chart, subscribe to our newsletter below! Subscribing will give you instant access to the download, as well as weekly resources and tips to help you build
A common issue we find in classrooms is the use of STEM-related activities (such as worksheets, learning to code, makerspace builds, video creation, writing blogs, doing crafts, etc.) that are passed off as rigorous STEM projects. The learning of a technology or a skill as an outcome (like video creation, blogs, etc.) needs to be distinguished from how this technology
Before you leave your classroom this summer, use our quick, handy dandy flow chart to get you to the heart of your summer goals with a kick start to the fall. The flow chart is based on a reflection tool called “Plusses and Arrows” that I learned while coaching preservice teachers in grad school. You list what went well with