Teaching STEM to First Graders

Teaching STEM to first graders is one way teachers are stimulating a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering and math. At Owasso’s Mills Elementary School in Oklahoma, a science fair introduced parents to young children’s STEM projects, and...

Staying Focused During the Genius Hour

Staying focused during the Genius Hour is a challenge for students and teachers, as the style of learning is often different from what they have experienced before. Sean Crevier has been allowing his students to choose projects for the past six years, honing the...

Sixth Grade Academies are Supported by Principals

Sixth grade academies are supported by principals in Decatur, Alabama, as they believe that the significant changes after elementary school could be better experienced by giving students an extra year to adapt before joining the middle school student body. “It’s a big...