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The Elementary STEM Coach Podcast
The Elementary STEM Coach Podcast
Naomi Meredith, STEM teacher

Are you tired of scrolling online for your next great STEM lesson? Do you feel like there is no time to plan,... more

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155. Which Robots for Kids Should I Buy [STEM Project & Behavior Management Series].mp3

Have you been wondering which robots for kids you should buy for your STEM classroom? If yes, then today’s episode... more

15 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
154. 3 Easy Solar Eclipse Lessons for Elementary Students.mp3

Looking for fun and creative ways to teach your students about the solar eclipse? In today’s episode, I’m sharing three... more

08 Apr 2024 · 4 minutes
153. What are Lessons for LEGO Bricks I Can Teach [STEM Project & Behavior Management Series]

Wondering what lessons for LEGO bricks you can implement in your classroom? What LEGO kits are the best for the... more

01 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
3 STEM Teacher Boundaries You Need Now [Re-Release Ep. 56]

Stepping into a K through five STEM role is equally exciting and overwhelming. If you were a classroom teacher before,... more

28 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
152. What Systems Do You Need When You Teach Kids with LEGOS [STEM Project & Behavior Management Series]

Tired of your students having a free for all when using the LEGO bricks in your classroom? If so, today’s... more

25 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Bonus! How to Manage Transitions in the Classroom [Re-Release Ep.9]

Being a STEM teacher is so much fun, but going from teaching in a general education classroom to a STEM... more

21 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
151. How Can 3D Printing Be Used in School?[STEM Project & Behavior Management Series]

Have you been wondering the best way 3D printing can be used in schools? It can be overwhelming thinking about... more

18 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Bonus! Managing Your Makerspace in the Classroom [Re-Release Ep.6]

Setting up and organizing a classroom Makerspace is half the battle. The second half is managing the supplies and ensuring... more

15 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
150. Makespace Ideas for Elementary [STEM Project & Behavior Management Series]

Have you been wanting to implement a Makerspace in your classroom but aren’t sure where to begin? From figuring out... more

11 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Bonus! STEM Teacher Behavior Management Strategies [Re-Release Ep.8]

As STEM teachers, we teach multiple classes daily, meaning we see, on average, 100 plus kids. In addition to incorporating... more

08 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
149. Explore STEMsational Space: Audio & Video Editing Lessons for Kids

Is it hard to incorporate audio and video editing lessons for kids into your STEM classroom? It’s not! In fact,... more

04 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Bonus! 3 March STEM Activities [Re-Release Ep. 67]

Do you need ideas for March STEM activities? In this episode, I share three lesson ideas that you can do... more

29 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
148. Why STEM is Important for Students with Tiffani Teachey

We always hear how STEM is important and the importance of STEM in schools. Whether a teacher or a parent,... more

26 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Bonus! 3...2...1...Quest off! Welcome to the STEM Career Quest Podcast

Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite listening platform: https://pod.link/1726094791 Want more ways to enhance your podcast listening experience? Join our STEM... more

21 Feb 2024 · 8 minutes
147. Its a Bug Life: Behind the Scenes with Entomologists Kristie Reddick & Jessica Honaker [STEM Career Quest Podcast]

What is the first thought that crosses your mind when you hear the word bugs? Are you grossed out, or... more

19 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Bonus! New Podcast for Kids to Check Out: The STEM Career Quest Podcast

Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite listening platform: https://pod.link/1726094791 Want more ways to enhance your podcast listening experience? Join our STEM... more

14 Feb 2024 · 2 minutes
146. 3 Podcast Activities for Students in STEM Classrooms

Have you ever wondered how you can use podcasts in your STEM classroom? Outside of having students record their own... more

12 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
145. Discovering STEM Careers Through Stop Motion Animation for Students

Stop-motion animation is one of the oldest animation techniques, so why teach it in your STEM classroom? Is it even... more

05 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Bonus! 5 STEM Activities for February [Re-Release 55]

February is one of my favorite months, and that is because my birthday happens to be on Valentine’s Day! I’m... more

02 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
144. What You're Missing By Not Hosting a STEM Career Day Event

Last week, I shared how to host your own STEM Career Day Event at your school. Now, you may be... more

29 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
143. 3 Must-Haves When Hosting a STEM Career Day in Elementary Schools

Have you been thinking about a STEM career day for your students? Although It's a fun and exciting event, it... more

22 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
142. 3 Classroom Guest Speaker Ideas for STEM [Re-Release 59]

It's important to have guest experts speak with your students in the STEM space. While the experiences that they are... more

15 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
141. Inspiring and Advocating for Girls in STEM with Alexandrina Satnoianu

With so many studies and statistics out there signifying that there is a significant gap of women who work in... more

08 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
140. 12 STEM Professional Development Books 2024 List

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read more this year? I got you covered! In today's episode, I... more

01 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
139. 5 Winter STEM Activities to Try [Re-Release 42]

Today's episode is a replay of episode 42. Looking for some fun winter STEM activities? These five winter-themed challenges are perfect for... more

25 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
138. 5 Robot Ideas for Winter Time [Re-Release 44]

Today's episode is a replay of episode 44. In this episode, I will be sharing with you five winter-themed robot... more

18 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
137. Would You Rather- STEM Teacher Edition

This time of the year is such a busy time for a STEM teacher, so I decided to do something... more

11 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
136. 3 Last Minute Hour of Code Lessons for Elementary

Another year of hour of code has arrived. Are you ready for it? If not, that's okay because, in today's... more

04 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
135. Earth’s Engineers Makerspace: Earth Science Curriculum Project

Makerspace projects are so much fun for kids to build and explore. When they are thoughtfully planned with standards in... more

27 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
134. Welcome to STEMusement Park- Force and Motion Projects for Makerspace

Are your force and motion projects in need of a refresh? If so, I have just the project for you!... more

20 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
133. 3 Strategies for Grading with a STEM Project Rubric

Is grading STEM projects a task you don’t enjoy? If so, I can relate. Trying to figure out the best... more

13 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
132. How to Teach Students to Work in Groups for STEM Projects

Have you been wanting to implement group STEM projects in your classroom but aren’t sure of the most effective approach?... more

06 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
131. 5 STEM Project Plan Examples for Students

Do your students struggle with effectively planning their designs for their STEM projects? If yes, you’re not alone. This was... more

30 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
130. How to Teach Simple Building Ideas for STEM Projects for Elementary Students

Have you been wondering about the best way to teach simple building ideas for STEM projects for elementary students in... more

23 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
129. 7 Spooky STEM Activities to Try

Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate Halloween in your STEM classroom without any chaos or your students bouncing... more

16 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
128. 5 Pumpkin STEM Challenges to Try

With fall upon us, that means it’s time to start planning fall-themed activities for your STEM classroom. In today’s episode,... more

09 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
127. How this Teacher Successfully Wrote a $1000 STEM Grant [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

Have you ever felt frustrated because you don't have certain materials to implement innovative STEM lessons? One way I’ve been... more

02 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
126. After-School STEM Teacher Success with Curriculum Creation [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

Creating a STEM curriculum from scratch is hard! However, this after-school STEM teacher had great success creating and implementing her... more

28 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
125. Taught STEM 4 Years or More-The Connector [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

Once you hit 4+ years as a STEM teacher, you enter into the next phase of the STEM teacher pathway,... more

25 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
124. 2nd Year STEM Teacher-The Navigator [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

You made it through your first year of STEM as an investigator STEM teacher, and now you’re transitioning into the... more

21 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
123. First Year STEM Teacher: The Investigator STEM Teacher [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

During my career as a STEM teacher, I went through different stages of what I call the STEM teacher pathway.... more

18 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
122. 3 Stages of Being an Elementary STEM Teacher [STEM Teacher Pathway Series]

Through my own STEM teaching experience and talking with so many of you about yours, I came to realize that... more

14 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
121. 3 Benefits of Video Making for Students

You may have heard your students talk about wanting to be a YouTuber or TikToker, and in this day and... more

11 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
120. 5 Misconceptions about Pre-Recorded Video School Announcements

Have you been hesitant to start a school-wide news club because running it sounds like a lot of work? Maybe... more

07 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
119. How this School Started their School-Wide News with Becca McMillan and Carly Dolliger

Today’s episode is an exciting one because it is the first time we have two guests! In this episode, I... more

04 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
118. 3 Tips for Setting up Your School-Wide News

If you’re thinking about starting a school-wide news club at your school, there are a few things you want to... more

31 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
117. What You're Missing By Not Having a School-Wide News Club

If you've been considering hosting a school-wide news club but are unsure if it's worth it, today’s episode is for... more

28 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
116. 8 Types of STEM After-School Clubs

You’ve made the exciting decision to host a STEM after-school club, but now you may be wondering what types of... more

24 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
115. Why Should You Host a STEM After-School Club?

I recently polled my audience on Instagram, asking if they host a STEM after-school club. The results were surprising, with... more

21 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
114. Should I Start the Year with an Engineering Design Process Project?

One question I often receive is whether or not you should start the school year with an engineering design process... more

17 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
113. Teaching STEM through Art and Storytelling with Rachel Ignotofsky

In today’s episode, I sit down to chat with New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer Rachel Ignotofsky. Rachel’s... more

14 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
112. 5 Back to School STEM Challenges to Try [Re-Release 7]

Today's episode is a re-release of episode 7. With back to school time upon us, this episode is perfect to... more

10 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
111. How to Stretch out the Lessons in the K-5 STEM Year Long Bundle

If you’ve been wondering how to stretch out the lessons in the K-5 STEM year long bundle, then today’s episode... more

07 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
110. 3 STEM Classroom Back to School Prep Ideas

Back to school time has officially arrived, which means you’re in full on prep mode. There are certain things you... more

03 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
109. 3 Back to School STEM Activities You Need

With back to school right around the corner, many of you are planning, prepping, and gearing up for the new... more

31 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
108. From Classroom Teacher to STEM Teacher: My Journey in Education

Ever since I was little, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I was fascinated by all... more

27 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
107. 3 Things I Wish I Knew as a 1st Year STEM Teacher

As I reflect on my STEM teacher role, I can’t help but think about what I wish I knew as... more

24 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
106. The Power of STEM Lesson Plan Auditing

If you want to create lessons that are meaningful, engaging, and aligned with the standards, then STEM lesson plan auditing... more

20 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
105. Easy as 1, 2, 3D Printing with Primary Students

Have you been wondering about how to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom but are not sure if it will... more

17 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
104. 3D Print with the Standards in Mind

Today’s episode is the audio from an online summit I spoke at. In this episode, I am sharing how to... more

13 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
The Elementary STEM Coach Podcast
113. Teaching STEM through Art and Storytelling with Rachel Ignotofsky
The Elementary STEM Coach Podcast

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In today’s episode, I sit down to chat with New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer Rachel Ignotofsky. Rachel’s works are... more