There are so many acronyms in education today; we may forget or not know exactly what they represent. We hear a lot about STEM and STEAM as well as PBL. Here we can explore these educational buzz words and better understand them and how they’re changing the world of academia.
Let’s start by defining STEM, which is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In the acronym STEAM, the “A” refers to Art. Special grants are given to schools to fund these programs. Most professionals who work in the STEM arena hold higher education degrees in the field so these grants are essential to students who need the educational qualifications to pursue a career in STEM.
English teachers may have props from assigned books, and history teachers may have maps and a few artifacts, but everyone remembers the snake in Mrs. Davenport’s classroom, or the frog they dissected, or the time Mr. Warren set off an explosion to make the class jump. Science teachers have the best toys, and some of the most memorable hands-on classes. However, anytime students are doing a hands-on exercise, there is the chance of someone getting hurt. Which is why safety in the science lab is so essential and worth investing in the best-quality furnishings.
May is National Inventor’s Month, which is a perfect time to stress collaborative learning, science, innovation, technology and creative thinking. Educators can also use the opportunity to spotlight historical figures, events and math concepts connected to the world’s best inventions. Of course getting through a month’s worth of special activities will require the right school furniture and supplies to be readily available. So, why not get together with educators and parents to ensure that your institution is fully equipped to join in on the auspicious, annual occasion? Here are a few school furnishings that you might want to mention: