High stakes testing: a taboo to some while others consider it a trophy of sorts. Whatever the position taken and for whatever valid reason for taking that position, this is one topic that has been passionately discussed among educators, parents of young children, employees undergoing training and their bosses. But what really is the issue… Continue reading Do High Stakes Assessments Improve A Child’s Growth?
Games: are they necessarily good for your child? Ask a parent to let her child play computer games in place of watching an educational video to learn the same thing, and we will tend to see expressions of doubt, a little wonder and even disapproval. This is all very understandable, since games, especially the digital… Continue reading Understanding why STEM learning and game-based education is beneficial for our children
How to do well in STEM How Can A/My Child Do Well in STEM? Understanding STEM And Its Benefits To A Child’s Learning Progress This is an article for parents who wonder what exactly STEM is and what’s the big deal about it. I’ve often been asked to share my experiences in Science and Technology… Continue reading Understanding STEM And Its Benefits To A Child’s Learning Progress
As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educator, I have always advocated that STEM is not just for those who aspire to be scientists or engineers but it helps us frame thoughts in practical, pragmatic ways. Thus, as much as I am concerned about this growing scale of the novel coronavirus, here are some broad… Continue reading Understanding Coronavirus through STEM
What is STEM/STEAM?STEM can mean different things for different people. STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Sometimes the Arts are added to STEM to make STEAM, also. Each of these acronyms remind us that humans progress through the knowledge and understanding of each individual part (S, T, E, M) and can improve… Continue reading The Importance of STEM/STEAM Education