Teaching When Your Schedule Changes

‘Tis the season for two-hour delays, school closings, end of semester exams, modified schedules, and everyone being sick. From January through March, there are a myriad of reasons you may not be able to teach a lesson exactly the way you planned it. Whether it’s because of shortened class times or smaller-than-normal class sizes, you[…]

STEAM Lesson Plan: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice

Lesson Plan Title: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice Grades: K-12 Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means it’s also icy. Many times, school is canceled if the roads are deemed dangerous for driving, but that can be avoided by salting the roads.  We see salt trucks everywhere during the winter months, and our[…]

STEAM Lesson Plan: Candy Cane Calamity

Candy Cane Calamity: Grades 2-8 It’s almost time for winter break and chances are your students are having a hard time sitting in their seats and staying focused. Here’s a fun STEAM lesson plan to keep them motivated and focused while bringing in a little magic of the holiday season. In this lesson, students will[…]

How To Properly Prepare Subs For a STEAM Classroom

Most teachers don’t want to take a day off from school during those precious first few months of classes. You’re getting to know your students, setting expectations, and creating a feeling of normalcy so when your students walk in your classroom, they always know what to expect. And if you’re teaching in a STEAM classroom,[…]

Keep the Magic of Summer Alive

Based on the thousands of social media posts on our newsfeeds…school is officially back in session. Sure, kids are dressed to the nines and have shiny new notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils to mark the occasion, but they also still have…summer energy. You know summer energy. It’s different. It’s magical. It’s based on carefree days[…]