I was a self contained classroom teacher. Even so I often separated my content with very little connections.
When I began to use the workshop model I began to ask myself What if I had centers or workstations that used math concepts to practice writing, had science ideas, etc. After our mini lesson and practice, students would circulate centers. At first they asked ," Are we still in math?". This really fueled my desire for them to see learning as a whole rather than in parts. The result was my students were more engaged and stopped asking me " Are we still...." but questions about what they were learning and what they could be learning!
This is what I believe to be exciting about STEM. So How Might We create learning that is that...a whole experience. I am excited about this journey and the possibilities for all of us as learners-teachers and our students.