Be A Teacher Who Inspires0
Remember that standout teacher who truly inspired you? Maybe he/she even changed the trajectory of your life. It’s TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK and we want to celebrate and thank teachers for their vital role in inspiring students and shaping their future.
At Makedo, our goal is to support every teacher to be that one outstanding educator who motivates students to be prepared for the future; to be the change-makers that our world needs.
It’s well understood that quality, multi-disciplinary teaching matters in a child’s life but how do teachers encourage students in STEM? The answer is through powerful, supportive and meaningful exposure to hands-on experiences and projects. And by bringing Makedo into your classroom, you can do exactly that!
When teachers connect with their students and encourage and support them to participate in STEM learning they achieve so much! They build students’ confidence and encourage them to make mistakes. They guide students to move outside their comfort zone, build and further unpack what they know, and to ask questions.
So, teachers, be bold, leave the confines of the classroom and engage with STEM in the real world. Address big ideas, key concepts and thinking. Be a role model; show a curiosity and willingness to engage in problem solving. And most importantly, have fun!
As humans, we have been using STEM to solve the world’s problems forever! We invented the wheel, the lightbulb, antibiotics... What will you inspire your students to come up with next?!?
Introduce STEM engagement today by facilitating a Makedo design challenge at your school: here are some ideas to help get you started.