How To Introduce the Engineering Design Process Easily

This post gives so many ideas and tips for encouraging students to think and act like engineers. A great way to introduce the Engineering Design Process and promote teamwork, cooperation, and perseverance while having FUN!
I love so many of the team building activities out there, but I always feel pressed for time. A couple of years ago I decided to embed my team building into a STEM mini-challenge during the first week of school. Students LOVE getting to "dig right in" and I LOVE that I can teach them my expectations and have them immediately practice them while working as a team.

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Back to School: Student Introductions

If you're like me, you struggle to find a way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year while teaching a myriad of rules and procedures. This activity has been a success in my classroom every time I use it! Students are engaged and excited about learning about each other while practicing important technology classroom procedures.
If you're like me, you struggle to find a way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year while teaching a myriad of rules and procedures. This activity has been a success in my classroom every time I use it! Students are engaged and excited about learning about each other while practicing important technology classroom procedures.

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