Reflections about STEM in EC
Paragraph 1: Discuss STEM as you understand it. Define the terms and discuss the importance of considering building a foundation for future STEM content areas in the early childhood classroom from the teacher’s perspective.
Paragraph 2: Discuss your views on STEM education and provide examples. What do you find important about how foundational skills in STEM content areas impact future student success? In essence, why are early childhood teachers concerned about STEM content within their classroom?
Paragraph 3: Discuss your views about how STEM content can play a role in a classroom focused on SEL, diversity, and inclusion. You may also consider how STEM content can be enhanced with literature to help further the connection students feel with the content.
Paragraph 4: Discuss your overall reflection of STEM content in the early childhood classroom. Consider how the readings/information have made you think about classroom rules, design (layout), teaching strategies, and other classroom details. Overall, how does your understanding of and your ideas about STEM content determine your ideas about teaching? How will these considerations impact your students’ experiences in your classroom?
Paragraph 5: Conclusion. Wrap up your discussion of STEM content in the early childhood classroom