Simple Steps on How to Implement STEM in Your Classroom

Hey there, 

    I know you have been hearing about it for some time, or maybe you have tried a STEM project in your classroom before, but STEM is all the rage and it is here to stay for a very good reason. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I am going to share some Simple Steps on How to Implement STEM in Your Classroom

So what is all the hype about? This thoughtful approach to learning the different curriculum has many benefits to students. 

  • Children who learn STEM concepts throughout their educational journey are more prepared for professional expectations in this technology heavy world. 
  • STEM education builds resilience, problem solving skills and growth mindset. Throughout the process students will see the benefits of failure and how it helps their approaches and creativity to develop. 
  • STEM education teaches real world skills. Learning a new skill and being able to apply it immediately in a variety of scenarios is extremely motivating to students. 
  • STEM education promotes teamwork and brings it to a whole new level. Kids with different abilities, unique backgrounds and experiences all come together and have valuable contributions.  

    So... maybe you're still a bit scared. Maybe it seems overwhelming, chaotic and unorganized... Well, I got past all that and I know you can too! Prepare yourself to be involved in what could be one of your favorite teaching experiences as an educator. STEM lessons have brought my students, own children and I so much joy! Have an open mind and be flexible with how things will go. It might feel loud, and it can get messy but just listen in to their conversations and watch their creativity in full swing. It is so worth it!