7 Tips for Making S.T.E.A.M Seamless in Your Classroom
Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.
|The moment I saw this photo, I thought, “That screams STEAM”! Particularly when I think of the aesthetics of Art.|
Have you gotten used to calling it STEAM? Do you still say STEM? I know. The first time that someone called it STEAM, I thought that they had added a little something “extra” in their teacher mug. LOL. Yes, we must get used to adding the A for art in the description. Along with that, you may be adjusting to implementing STEAM into your regular curriculum.
Right now, our school is easing into the process. Activities are being rolled out to classroom teachers on a bi-monthly basis. We are working on activities in collaboration with the Technology and Gifted teachers. They plan and set up the activities, and the classroom teachers act more as a support and monitor. Eventually, it will be each classroom’s teacher responsibility to incorporate STEAM into their lesson plans on a consistent and independent basis.
These 7 Tips Will Have You Incorporating STEAM Like a Pro
If you are easing into STEAM like I am, I would like to share a list of a few tips that I hope will make the transition more seamless for you and your students.
1. Introduce STEAM to your students. Make it sound as exciting, cool, and mysterious as you can muster. Your excitement and level of intrigue will ignite their curiosity. Believe me, the minute you mention science and construction, you will have them hooked. They won’t even hear anything else that you have to say after that.
|This is one of the rafts that my kids created. Way to go, guys!|
- critical thinking
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