A sense of team and belonging is so important to children.
They love to work and play together.
Noting the need to build the TEAM in STEAM, I created a short student survey to collect students' choices for science/math team members.
Then tonight I crafted teams. Everyone got at least one friend on their team.
Tomorrow we'll start the day's lessons with team talk. I'll ask, "What makes a good team?" We'll list the attributes and hang that list on the board to lead our STEAM work to come.
Today's MindShift article relates well to the intent of this post.