Make Them Scientists – Redirecting the Science Instruction Paradigm

Critical thinking and problem solving, in all fields of study, often requires looking at an old problem in a new way. The ability to observe a phenomenon with fresh eyes is a key first step in divergent or “out-of-box” thinking, which is, in turn, essential for innovation. These skills are especially important in STEM fields,… Read More Make Them Scientists – Redirecting the Science Instruction Paradigm

Be Worthy of Imitation: Why Modeling Matters at Home and in Class

We have dreams and hopes for our children that often extend beyond mimicry of our own lives. We hope they will do more, be more, and we define these “mores” in myriad ways. Yet the collective consciousness of “better” for a new generation persists, whether it is a desire for a better standard of living,… Read More Be Worthy of Imitation: Why Modeling Matters at Home and in Class