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Poly Drivers: STEM takes Poly by storm

This spring, over 60 parent, teacher and community volunteers came together to host our first Poly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day. On a sunny April day, 115 kids learned about local bird tracking, soil composition, bugs found in our area, technology in our own library and robotics. 78 more words


Balance/ choices

On this year’s National Women’s Day, I really wanted to blog about work-life-balance in academia. But it was a public holiday and I had to play with my 1-year old son most of the day. 577 more words


Summer Reflections Part IV: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks is Easy, Sort of

Learning to play the guitar was an interesting adventure. It all started because I wanted to be a famous guitarist like Slash from Guns’n’Roses. I used to love their first album Appetite for Destruction. 1,365 more words


Interpreting the World Around Us

So the fun story about this image is that a wasp bullied me to give up my seat. It was the early morning, and I was sitting and observing the plant in-front of me, trying to figure out how to abstract the thing. 238 more words

Woodstock Teacher Brings Lessons from Africa Back to Her Students

It was an incredible opportunity—spend ten days in and around Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park leading a professional development course and learning about the park and its mission. 950 more words

Education News

Mr. Pedersen Goes to Washington!

In a White House press release on August 22, 2016, President Obama named 213 math and science teachers as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher.   167 more words