Archive for the ‘STEAM’ Category

Distance Learning – What are Banner Students in the Primary School Doing?

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It has been now several weeks since COVID-19 impacted all of Maryland’s schools, including The Banner School, and while the students and teachers are all adapting to the challenges of distance learning, the mission of The Banner School still remains the same: to provide an academically challenging curriculum in a secure environment, to motivate…

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Hands-on Learning Projects Increase Student Engagement at Banner

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin   Educational research shows that children of all ages learn best by doing. While hands-on learning has always been a part of the curriculum for subjects such as Art, Science, and Music,…

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Banner students celebrate International Dot Day with S.T.E.A.M.

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This past week Banner students were full S.T.E.A.M. ahead in science class as they celebrated International Dot Day. On September 15, students around the globe participate in International Dot Day to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration in honor of Peter H Reynolds‘ classic book, The Dot, a fable about the…

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3 STEAM Activities to Try with Your Child at Home

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Children have a natural interest in learning about how all the things in their world work. Science is all around us, providing a wonderful opportunity to encourage independent thinking and a love of learning while satisfying your child’s curiosity. Parents can guide and support their child’s learning at home by…

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Benefits of STEAM in the Preschool Classroom

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In today’s ever-changing and advancing technological world, children need to be supported in developmentally appropriate ways at every age and grade level. Teachers who pose thoughtful questions challenge children to think outside of the box and solve their own problems. Children have a natural curiosity and interest in learning about…

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