“How do I empower my students,” I wondered, “during our ecosystem unit with studies that are place-based?” I wanted students to fall in love with the plants and animals of our bioregion, not only with ecosystems halfway around the world.
STEM is more than a clever acronym. It is a way of thinking and learning—and offering education to students that is more engaging and relevant to their lives.
Whether you’re familiar with STEM concepts or it is new for you, there is a lot to benefit from adding STEM to your teaching tool kit. You can scroll down for the top three benefits of STEM if you’re already familiar with the concepts.