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What Happened To The “S” In STEAM?

We hear a lot about STEM in the education conversation. Recently, however, we’ve been hearing even more about what STEM is missing. At 2nd Nature Academy, for example, we prefer teaching STEAM, which brings in the “A” for the arts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Some folks wonder why it shouldn’t be STREAM, incorporating “Reading” into the acronym. What we’ve noticed, however, is that there’s a larger underlying problem than which letters are missing. There are countless STEM programs around…

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5 Benefits Of Small Schools

Parents spend a lot of time and energy deciding what type of school to send their students to– especially when the public school system has…

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Singapore Math: Why & How It Works

Did you know that Singaporean students are the education world’s math leaders? Since 1995, Singapore has been ranked among the best in math programs and…

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Service Learning in December: Community

What We Achieved in November We spent the month collaborating on our Polar Express-themed S.T.E.A.M. Christmas tree, which was donated to the Hunt Memorial’s Festival…


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