#MindblowingSTEM happens when students, learners from other grade levels, teachers from various disciplines, and parents collaborate in the learning process.
- “Wait, can I join in?”
- “My mom knows how to do this - can she meet with us on Friday?”
- “Can I play drums?”
- “What if we interviewed BART users?”
- “Are you serious? How is this connected to Literature?”
This is just a snapshot of questions I get when learners are ideating on STEM-based projects that are worthy of their time and best efforts.
The power structures and culture of a classroom shift in inquiry driven learning. Learners begin to see their their interests validated, their talents shine, and their expertise act as a catalyst for change in the real world.