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What do you do when you see a need to bring together young women in STEM (including yourself)? You create your own initiative, and provide networking, outreach and education opportunities to individuals in your community, and beyond. Meet Mylene Tu, engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and founder of FEM in STEM. Tell us Continue...

Inclusive Education Through Film Making: Bus Stop Film’s Genevieve Clay-Smith
21st education is all about providing tools and creating environments that allow a wide variety of learners to thrive. We’re inspired by educators who embrace this as part of their mission and their everyday practices, and were delighted to hear Genevieve Clay-Smith speak at this year’s TIFF Kids Industry Forum. Genevieve, an award-winning filmmaker, has Continue...

Over the past few years, we’ve had some amazing and inspiring guest bloggers, many of whom have endeavored to encourage learners to get interested in STEM. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, an educator, a parent, or just a curious, armchair STEM fan, there’s something here to pique your interest. Looking to find new ways to engage Continue...

Want to get little thinkers interested in STEM, especially little girls? Write an amazing story about it! Andrea Beaty, best-selling author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer shares her thoughts on creating picture books that inspire young minds. What inspired Rosie Revere, Engineer? I wrote Rosie after Iggy Peck, Architect. My editor and I had Continue...

Larisa Retyunskikh, Doctor of Philosophy and professor of Moscow State University discusses the approaches taken to teaching vital 21st Century skills to thinkers of all ages.  Tell us about the programs that you run.  What inspired you to become involved in them? The program I constructed for children in philosophy is entitled “Philosophical Games for Children Continue...

Youngsters these days take to technology like fish to water. Kids as young as 3-4 year olds are completely at ease tapping away at their parents’ phones and tablets, often teaching their parents some smart tricks and shortcuts. MyGadgetsSecondLife is an initiative to get these youngsters to start thinking like creators of technology. We get Continue...

Would you like to learn a critical strategy for engaging more girls in STEM? This is one of the 18 recruitment secrets I teach STEM educators all over the country in my online and in-person WomenTech Educators Trainings. The secret may surprise you:  To engage more girls in STEM we need to appeal to what Continue...

19 years ago, GEERing Up! set out to deliver fun hands-on activities to encourage youth across BC to consider careers in Science Engineering and Technology. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of our supporters we have since impacted over 80,000 youth. GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science for Kids is a non-profit organization with the Continue...

  Laurel Trainor discusses ways in which the study of music can benefit a child’s brain, even at a very early age.  A great deal of your research focuses on music and its impact on a child’s brain.  Tell us about some of your particular interests in this field of study.  During infancy and childhood, Continue...

Author and philosopher Marietta McCarty is passionate about challenging young minds to think big.  In this post, she shares her inspiration, her experiences and her successes with child philosophers.   Although you’ve taught philosophy to college students for a number of years, your first experience with kid thinkers happened somewhere outside of the classroom.  Tell Continue...

We’re huge fans of lifelong learning, especially when it involves food!  Author and philosopher Marietta McCarty blazes trails into big ideas for thinkers of all ages. In both of your philosophy books for adults, you discuss the role that philosophy can play in everyday life.  What was your inspiration for taking this “grass roots” approach? Continue...

I starting doing philosophy with children quite accidentally.  One of my main areas of interests was, and remains, what could be termed moral education – how is it that we come to learn to be ethically good people?  While I was at Michigan State Steve Esquith was looking for graduate students to take over a Continue...