Many of our students have academic gaps that often develop into behavior struggles. I want to empower students and build on their strengths by giving them an opportunity to show what they have learned through building STEM projects or activities. At the same time strategically grouping students so that we can target those in need of more social and emotional development. The goal is to have activities student led were they can problem solve and use the social skills learned to be able to get along and complete the projects in a way that everyone feels successful and valued. Ultimately teaching, building, and empowering the whole child.