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In this game, your students will seek to find and secure the king’s treasure before it can be stolen by grave robbers. The game is designed to help your students gain knowledge and understanding about Ancient Egypt, while solving riddles and clues
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Make four rockets with this STEM activity. Explore basic rocket history and Newton's Third Law of Motion. Students will also use a grid to re-size a scale drawing of the Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket America has ever launched! This resource
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Help your students get creative with this STEM activity. Rev up their imaginations by creating classroom roller coasters that demonstrate the concepts of potential energy, kinetic energy, motion, friction and momentum using inexpensive materials.
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Apollo 13 is a classroom activity designed to help your students learn giving and listening to exact instructions, and team building skills. Apollo 13 has language arts, science and math applications. Your students will replicate the REAL Apollo 13
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These 16 constellation flash cards are designed to help your students master the constellations, major stars, and more astronomical facts. Explore STEM, STEAM, Astronomy, and Mythology. Play a challenging classroom game and become an interstellar
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This interactive cross curricular game about the space program is a series of riddles and clues that will transport your class back to each of the launches in the Space Race in America's journey to the Moon. Students use critical thinking and team
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Bring the best burger shop in town to your classroom! Brain Brigade's Hamburger Shack is a fun way for your students to practice basic math. Teach change-making to your students through this classroom simulation, too! The customer (one student)
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In this game, your students will seek to find and secure life saving supplies before Mount Vesuvius erupts. The game is designed to help your students gain knowledge and understanding about Ancient Rome and volcanoes, while solving riddles and clues
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In this math activity: "How Much Does My Car Weigh? ...And How Much Does My Teacher Weigh?" your students will enjoy using simple, but multiple-step equations to solve two challenging dilemmas! Included in this download: -Materials
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Your students will LOVE making this quicksand while learning about Non-Newtonian liquids. This fun, hands-on activity will provide your students with an easy to grasp lesson without them even knowing that they are learning! And, you won't lose any
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As an educator for the past 40 years and as Wisconsin’s 2003 Teacher of the Year I have languished over the lack of hands-on learning in our schools. In 2008, my daughter and I started Brain Brigade with the idea of bringing hands-on learning to every child particularly in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that we need to get children and teachers out of their comfort zones by providing novel learning activities that challenge them and are applicable to real life. As teachers we need to awaken a child’s curiosity by providing dynamic learning experiences. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the eyes of a child sparkle after launching a rocket. This is what all learning should be about; children, who having a spark ignite a fire within, seek to discover more on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year 2002 Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient 2001 Teacher of the Year, Neosho School, Neosho, WI 1993 Taught a graduate course, Lego® Logo, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1990 Developed and taught a graduate course, Integrating Environmental Education into the Curriculum, Aurora University 1988 Safari Club International Award Awarded tuition grant for outdoor education seminar, Jackson Hole, WY 1980 Developed and coordinated Outdoor Education Program-Neosho Middle School, Neosho, WI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education - National College of Education Evanston, IL B.A. Elementary Education – 1973 Concordia Teacher’s College Seward, NE A.A. - Concordia College Milwaukee, WI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a newly retired teacher I have been cataloging my classroom resources designed to bring hands-on learning to every student and sharing them here with you. I also lead after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. We blog at BrainBrigade.org. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife, four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and even more grand-dogs. I love gardening and traveling. My wife and I are always up for an adventure! Whether walking 70 miles in a weekend or piling our grandkids into our car and taking them for a road trip – we are up for the challenge!

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