Getting students involved in a hands-on way for STEM can take many forms. Why not try educational comics or graphic novels? Making a comic is a fantastic exercise in artistic expression: throwing some STEM into the mix makes it all the better.
Check out these 10 science holidays you can celebrate to make STEM lessons more memorable for your students:
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If you’re looking to refresh classroom discussions with more creative thinking, incorporating brainstorming activities for students can help them develop ideas and come up with solutions. Added time for brainstorming gives students a chance to create connections and context between what already know and current learning.
If you want your students to be attentive, stay on task, and (most importantly) encode the information you are giving them into their memory, you have to give their brains regular breaks. Here are some ideas for brain breaks in the classroom:
Ever notice how our elementary students simply love to fidget? In fact, sometimes it's downright impossible to keep them still for any length of time! Of course, maybe that's not a bad thing -- research shows that physical movement is part and parcel of brain development.
With such a large gender gap in STEM education, representation in pop culture goes a long way in inspiring female students to pursue careers in the STEM field.
When asked to be purposefully kind, it evokes an emotional response that some of us are not ready for. So, if you or your school is preparing for the Kindness Challenge, remember, it is just that, a challenge. It might be one of the most powerful challenges you could ask of your community. It also could prove to be a difficult challenge for many.
Teaching kindness in the classroom can make a huge difference to your classroom community. Students unknowingly perform acts of altruism all the time by modeling their teachers and parents.
While “Social-Emotional Health” is a mouthful, sometimes all it really means is “teaching kindness.” Students don’t need to be taught how to be kind, but promoting kind behaviors through creating a kindness challenge for students can make a huge difference in a school’s environment.