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Reading Apprenticeship focuses on elementary students’ comprehension and metacognitive conversation. The metacognitive conversation is the process of being aware of your own thoughts. When students develop an awareness of their metacognitive conversations, they can begin to assess their own learning, and they can also voice what they need in order to accomplish their own learning goals. In other words, a
9 Ways to use text with STEM Hello there! This week, I created a vlog to go through 9 different ways you can bring texts into STEM for a “minds-on” experience in addition to hands-on! Enjoy! Additional Resources If you want more resources, subscribe to our channel and to our resource library, which you can access here: https://courses.steamcafe.net/products Books: Give
When I was a high school teacher, I took a program called reading apprenticeship, which gave me some powerful instructional techniques to help kids break down and interpret scientific texts. That program turned everything I knew about teaching upside-down, and it was the start to my journey of becoming a learning theorist. Reading apprenticeship showed me how to approach teaching
STEM Mystery Bag Challenge If you are looking for an activity that is easy to set up for elementary aged pupils, but still incorporates authentic STEM, then STEM Mystery Bags challenge are exactly what you are looking for! These are great to use if you’re new to teaching STEM or if you need lesson/activity that doesn’t take a ton of
Circuits: Making Connections with Hands-on Learning, Basic Materials, and Tools Got some old festive tree lights laying around the house? Don’t throw them out.
Building gingerbread houses is a popular classroom activity this time of year. Although the activity can be craft-based (ergo, everyone does the same craft,
Donors Choose is a fantastic way to get STEM materials that are under $1,000 for your classroom, and right now through December is the perfect
This week, we’re tackling Mystery Science’s “What’s that red thing on a turkey?” lesson and aligning it to the NGSS! Check out the video