Student participation

Student participation

We were recently reading about unconscious bias in the classroom. The quiet students (often girls) ...
Building critical evaluation skills

Building critical evaluation skills

  Critical thinking is a key life skill that is important to teach students, not only to ...
Getting a good conclusion

Getting a good conclusion

In my early years of teaching I would give students a practical report assessment task and tell ...
Slime Wars

Slime Wars

One of the most searched terms in 2017 was how to make slime. Let’s run through the versions ...
Why don’t girls continue with Mathematics?

Why don’t girls continue with Mathematics?

A sketchnote for the article “I would rather die: reasons given by 16 year olds for not ...

3 ways for teachers to increase the number of girls in high level maths

A sketchnote for the article “I would rather die: reasons given by 16 year olds for not ...

5 ways to encourage girls in science

A sketchnote for the article “Girls’ entry into higher secondary science” The ...

Why do girls pick science?

A sketchnote for the article “I want to be a scientist/a teacher: students’ ...

The barriers to girls doing physics

A sketchnote for the article “Girls and Physics: Continuing barriers on ‘belonging\'& ...
A STEM Christmas

A STEM Christmas

Ideas for Christmas themed STEM projects at school.   As the end of the year approaches, ...
Keep calm and throw out your textbook!

Keep calm and throw out your textbook!

Don’t be scared – there are benefits to throwing out the textbook when teaching! ; ...
STEM Day Ideas #1

STEM Day Ideas #1

Ideas for special STEM days for immersion and deep play for students in middle years.   ...
Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Insulated Space Suits

Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Insulated Space Suits

Ideas for integrated STEM projects that align to the ACARA science understandings.   ...
Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Earthquake Proof Buildings

Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Earthquake Proof Buildings

Ideas for integrated STEM projects that align to the ACARA science understandings.   ...

What is STEM?

A working definition for STEM in Education. From STEM (science, technology, engineering and), ...
Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Rube Goldberg machines

Build Your Own STEM Adventure – Rube Goldberg machines

Ideas for integrated STEM projects that align to the ACARA science understandings.   Rube ...