The insidious nature of grades

The insidious nature of grades

August marks the start of a new academic year for most students in Texas. It’s a transition period where they say goodbye to the relaxing days of summer and return to structured schedules of morning commutes and school bells. What is striking is how many of these...
Why personalized learning matters

Why personalized learning matters

We all want what is best for our children, our students, ourselves.  We want to be as prepared for the future as possible. However, with the overabundance of information available to us today, how do we decide which learning methodology is best?  More importantly,...
The Rhind Papyrus – Then and Now

The Rhind Papyrus – Then and Now

We tend to think of STEM as the very essence of modernity. The technology that STEM makes possible has created modern life and is shaping the future. But fundamentally many aspects of STEM, how it defines our understanding of the world and relates to society, go back...
The Fallacy of STEM vs Liberal Arts

The Fallacy of STEM vs Liberal Arts

Without meaning and direction, how do we decide where to go next to affect the changes we want in life? Here at STEMed Labs, we often speak about a “chasm” which exists between the prototypical educational journey found in the classroom and the experiences and skills...
May the force (of sci-fi inspiration) be with you

May the force (of sci-fi inspiration) be with you

As we approach the end of April and transition into May, there are various seasonal events we look forward to each year. For many students, May signifies the end of the academic year which includes graduation ceremonies for seniors and the start of summer break for...
Nurturing growth mindsets in STEM education

Nurturing growth mindsets in STEM education

It’s commonly accepted that the assumptions we make about the world around us directly impact the way we approach our daily lives. In this way, an individual’s mindset affects how they perceive their place within society as well as their capacity to realize personal...

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