There are so many ‘buzz’ words in education – Common Core, reading workshop, rigor, goal-setting, project-based learning, STEM…just to name a few. 😉 In my district, STEM has been THE spotlight word.
In the mornings, we always have a ‘spare’ few moments (i.e. all three 5th grade homerooms are never ready to trade at the same time) and normally we watch a Flocabulary video or practice root words as we wait. With the increased focus on STEM, I have begun sharing this time using 3-5 ‘spare’ moments a week learning about different careers my friends could have in the future. I used this article as a starting place!