6 Effective Design Elements of a STEM Classroom

Centered around project-based learning, an effective STEM classroom fosters a positive culture that allows students to problem-solve, collaborate, create, test ideas, and build with their hands. The goal of stem classroom design is to inspire students to think, innovate, prototype, and research in teams. Here are 6 effective STEM Classroom Design elements that you can … Continue reading 6 Effective Design Elements of a STEM Classroom

Getting Funding for Your New Classroom

We all have big dreams for the things that we’d like to do in our schools.  Designing active learning spaces.  Creating makerspace environments.  Putting powerful technology into the hands of our students. Unfortunately, our budgets aren’t always as big as our dreams.  The money is out there if you put in a little time and … Continue reading Getting Funding for Your New Classroom

Tips on Setting up Your Home Office

Working from the comfort of your own home may sound like a dream. But if you don’t have all the right elements for your home office, it can have a detrimental effect on your productivity and even your health and happiness. No two home offices are the same. But regardless of the size and layout … Continue reading Tips on Setting up Your Home Office

Labor Day and the Fight over the School Calendar

For many families, Labor Day is a welcome extension to the final weekend of summer. Some even take their summer vacation the week before Labor Day. But in school districts and states across the country, the day has become a battleground between legislators, educators and the tourism industry. The battle over when school starts: before … Continue reading Labor Day and the Fight over the School Calendar