Tag Archives: STEM

Purposeful Mess

“So, how do you feel about mess?” It’s a question I pose during my workshops on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for early childhood educators. I love it because you get an immediate visual reaction from everyone.  Some of … Continue reading

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STEM in Early Childhood- Professions

One of my most popular workshops recently is one simply titled “STEM in Early Childhood Education.” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a hot buzzword right now, and educators are pressured to show how they are teaching it and … Continue reading

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Aquarium Visit Reboot

The last time we visited the National Aquarium, my son (3yrs old) treated it like a race he had to complete. I don’t know if it was the fact there was a “path” to follow, the crowds or what but … Continue reading

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STEAM in Action

“Mama look!” My son called to my excitedly “I built a truck with stabilizers!” Sure enough, out of his magnet blocks he had constructed a perfect replica of a truck he had seen on a favorite TV show. “Those help … Continue reading

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Nature Walk Made Simple

Getting children outside to experience and learn from nature doesn’t take a lot of tools or preparation…it doesn’t even take a lot of nature. It mostly takes time, questions and a willingness to get a little messy. What shouldn’t stop … Continue reading

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: A Toddler’s Guide

Outdoor and Environmental Education sounds so formal…but it doesn’t have to look or feel that way. Over and over I’ve talked about embracing “science moments” as a way to make the science come alive for young children, without being overwhelming … Continue reading

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Ideaventions

You know you haven’t been dividing your time equally when Facebook sends you an email reminding you to update.  Whoops! I find that is what happens when I take on a new project. I have to do so much front-end … Continue reading

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