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Coach your students to greater success!

My son’s high school football team won the state championship his senior year. It was an amazing ride with lots of hard work, tense moments, and travel. As I spent all those years as a dad in the stands and sidelines listening to the coaches and watching them mold the team and coax just a little bit more effort out of the boys, I learned a great deal about teaching science. Er, I mean, I learned a great deal about COACHING science.

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July 05, 2018
Melissa Rosales

Executive Function Skills: The Concept Every Parent and Teacher Should Know

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

It is not surprising that some parents and teachers wonder, "What are executive functions?" As science and neuropsychology advances, it is becoming more common in child development literature, however, many are still unsure what mental skills comprise this function and how to develop these skills in their children.

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June 14, 2018
Kyla Shurtz

A State of Mind: "Learning is an Adventure!"

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

When I was a preschool teacher, my class would start every day by shouting “Learning is an adventure!” Then we would talk about the adventures of learning! Learning can be fun, scary, easy, hard, silly, sad, intimidating and crazy! Learning is truly an adventure because of the feelings we have while we are on our learning journey and because we are learning our WHOLE LIFE! But, how do we get our kids to see the world through the eyes of a lifelong learner? How do we instill this attitude in our children? The following tips have helped me to guide my children (both in the classroom and at home) in learning to love learning!

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April 12, 2018
Rachel Grapes

Games for Diverse Little Learners

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM

Playing games is not only a lot of fun but can also provide numerous benefits for people of all abilities!

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February 15, 2018
Dimitra Neonakis

Geology Rocks!

STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEM, STEAM

Dimitra Neonakis always had a love for science and nature, but came late in life to formal science education. With degrees in visual and performing arts and an environmental monitoring certificate, Dimitra brings her A game to STEAM education. Dimitra has designed and classroom-tested science activities for formal and informal k-12 and collegiate science education since 2005. She works both with at risk and neurodiverse populations as well as typical students. Students fondly refer to her as Ms. Dee and Ms. Frizzle and they all agree that science is fun!

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