K12 STEAM Education Creates Skills for the Future

Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education, or STEAM, is an important topic in the education community. STEAM programs teach your kids essential skills beyond robotics and high-level math. A STEAM enriched K12 education teaches children and teenagers how to work in teams, manage projects, and research anything.

STEAM illustration from NYC Department of Design and Construction

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Ensure a Smooth Start to Your School Year With These Back to School Organization Tips

It’s that time of year again. Veteran teachers and newbies alike find themselves scrambling for those last-minute touches on their classroom. With new students to get to know, supplies to sort through, lessons to plan, and a classroom to decorate, it is easy for teachers to become overwhelmed. Make the transition smoother with these five organization tips.

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Create a Cozy Classroom Reading Corner

How do you feel when you curl up in bed with your favorite novel and a warm cup of coffee or tea? As adults, we are familiar with the relaxing, cozy feeling of reading a great book in a comfortable place. An inviting and comfortable classroom reading corner can spark this love of reading in young learners. With the right design and classroom furniture, any part of the classroom can be transformed into an inviting, comfy reading space that students will love to revisit time and time again.

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Children Enjoying a Book with the Comfy Reading Center by Childrens Factory

Here are some important design elements to keep in mind while planning your classroom reading corner:

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