If you know anything about education, you have likely been hearing about ‘STEM’ for a while now. What is STEM, and why is it important? Pinterest and Instagram make it look super cool and super engaging, so naturally you may have wanted to give it a try. To get started you may have tried a quick google search for ‘STEM activities’ but were completely overwhelmed and unsure of where to start.
You are definitely not alone! In my work with teachers of all grade levels, there is a sincere interest in trying STEM in the classroom, coupled with reservations about it, largely based on insecurities with content knowledge. However, I am here to let you know that your fear of teaching STEM is likely rooted in misconceptions and misunderstandings about what STEM education really is. Anyone can do STEM, and it is NOT ‘extra’!
Check out my interview with Sara from Experiential Learning Depot, where we discuss:
- what is STEM?
- what does a STEM activity look like?
- how to integrate STEM with standards and other content
- debunking common misconceptions about STEM
- and more!