According to research, close to half of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. I am in my ninth year of teaching, yet I feel more passionate and inspired with each passing year. Don't get me wrong, it has not been easy; there have been disappointments and heartache along the way. However, what I have learned so far is this: it's not about weathering the storm, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
I decided to take on my own challenge of incorporating a STEM activity every day for a week. It turned out to be a huge success where both my students and I had a blast. Here were the various STEM tasks that they took on: