STEM is a State of Mind

We know STEM, the studies of science, technology, engineering, and math, as just that—courses of study which fall into the funnel of traditional learning from kindergarten all the way through college.  But when we read a recent blog post by Carla Fisher on Kidscreen.com, we were hit profoundly by her observation that we need to not only encourage our children to follow a STEM path of study, but we need to “foster and grow a STEM mindset, not just the rote memorization of facts.”

Her solution? Games! She says that to study STEM processes effectively, you have to start with a foundation of curiosity and discovery—the inspiration to find answers on your own or within teams. These are concepts easily manifested in games, and her article points to a few she particularly likes. Click here for Fisher’s full article: Epic Win Part 1

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