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Project Based Learning Resources

An article I wrote called, “25 Creative Ways to Incorporate More Project Based Learning in the Classroom” has just been published. There are lots of great resources – even if you aren’t ready to try PBL quite yet. 9 more words


Why I advocate STEM? The round hole - square peg dilemma!

I’ll start this post with some true to heart honesty and a lot more in-formality. It might be a long read – so bear with me! 659 more words


Quizizz Gets Kids Excited About Testing!

With all the Hullabaloo about New York State testing recently, imagine my surprise when I heard a teacher say to me that her kids were excited about taking tests! 155 more words

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter to states, school districts, schools, and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. 390 more words


Beau Lotto and Amy O'Toole

While searching for a TED talk for my 5th graders last week, I came across one that I hadn’t seen before.  It was given by Beau Lotto, a neuroscientist, and Amy O’Toole, a 12-year-old published scientist. 117 more words


Missouri Legislature Passes Bill to Cap School Funding Goal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill redefining adequate K-12 school funding so the state can spend hundreds of millions of dollars less but still meet the target for fully funding schools. 527 more words