Tinkering. It has been a while since I have thought about tinkering. As a child I loved to build things. […]
Teach Students to DISCERN Good Information From Bad
In considering a 21st Century education, teachers should become facilitators of knowledge rather than authorities and dispensers of facts. Most […]
STEM plus the ARTS –
What does STEAM do for STEM? As a society that loves to jump on trends, often we […]
Musings of an Educator on a Mission – How To Make STEM a Reality
My passion is to improve education. Since I was young, I realized that education was the ticket to improving poverty […]
ART with SCIENCE-SCIENCE with ARTS — Justify Studying the ARTS?
This morning I saw this blog published two days ago on the New York Times blog about the benefits of […]
Curiosity as Inspiration — The Rover Roves!
I hope you are following the progress and success of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity as she begins her […]
Are we trying to minimize or maximize potential?
Recently, several articles claim that students don’t need to learn Algebra, or at least they ponder the question of what […]
RIP Neil Armstrong – An American Hero and Inspiration
ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND I remember that night, almost like it was […]
HOW TO IMPROVE TEACHER QUALIFICATION FOR STEM LEARNING
Reach for the Stars! That is what my tagline says and I believe it. If the truth be told, students, […]
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM – INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN
Is American Exceptionalism – the concept – a good or bad thing? Do we assume because we are American that […]