Top 5 STEM Funding Sources – Make It Rain
There are three reasons I think it's wise to develop fund raising skills. First, if I can fund my program outside of my allocated budget, my ability to teach is not determined by others. Second, if I can self fund I am more valuable than someone who cannot. Third, if I can self fund I have the ability to expand my program unhindered by the political process. In short, my ability to fund my own program means that I have more freedom in my teaching practice.…

Content Drives Technology NOT The Other Way Around
One of the ways I work to help other teachers have success in STEM Education is by working as a consultant and designer. Part of that work involves giving talks on various aspects of STEM. One of the things I've noticed (and it makes me absolutely crazy!) is that teachers fight to buy technology they have no plan for. What a waste of time and effort! Before you spend dime one on any new "product" you should have a good idea about how it will fit into your curriculum.…