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Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching

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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM Challenges from Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges will keep your kids engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun during otherwise distracting holiday!The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against criteria &
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.90
$9.98
988
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM Challenges are collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! This is the first resource from Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges!The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against a list of criteria and constraints to build
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These Back to School STEM / STEAM challenges are a great way to build community, establish procedures, and get to know how your kids tick! Plus, they’re a great intro to forces and interactions and Newton’s three laws of motion.You want to start
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.90
$9.98
217
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for fun Christmas or winter activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and/or math? Christmas-Winter STEM / STEAM Challenges sure to engage with brain-busting work disguised as fun!The basic premise: Students work in
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.90
$9.98
472
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This Winter STEM Challenge works well with social distancing and distance learning environments because the materials are incredibly simple and accessible! I even created this video to give you some ideas & options to make it work, whatever your
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
349
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
It’s the end of the school year, so your end-of-year activities need to be on-point to keep kids engaged! This boat building STEM / STEAM Challenges is perfect for summer – or any time of the year! It brings the joy back to your classroom with
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Other (Science)
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Science Centers, Activities
$8.96
$5.98
300
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Learning about bats? Have students design bat wings in this paper airplane STEM Challenge from Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges. It's the perfect Halloween activity!Basic Premise:Students design and engineer a new set of bat wings, with the goal being
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
490
Digital Download ZIP (30.08 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This summer STEM challenge is the perfect end of year activity to keep your students engaged through the very last day of school!The basic premise: In partners/groups, students will design and build a water slide built for speed, thrills, and
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
332
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These Thanksgiving STEM Challenges will keep your kids engaged this fall! The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and build Thanksgiving-themed devices. Modification suggestions are
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.90
$9.98
498
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Super-charge your STEM class with 52 high-engagement, critical thinking, problem-solving, NGSS-aligned challenges to take you through the entire year! Modifications are included to make these activities engaging and challenging for students in
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Other (Math), Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$206.73
$104.00
156
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Do your students adeptly analyze data from science experiments? It’s quite common for students to know how to conduct experiments, observe, and gather results, but also lack the data analysis skills to make meaning from their experiments. That
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, PowerPoint Presentations
$17.98
$12.00
148
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These summer STEM challenges are the perfect end of the year activities to keep your students engaged through the very last day of school!The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$19.90
$9.98
269
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This Thanksgiving STEM Challenge will keep your kids engaged!The basic premise: Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a shelter to protect one or more Pilgrims or Wampanoag people from wind, rain, and snow. --Note:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
483
Digital Download ZIP (7.60 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This back-to-school STEM / STEAM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)!Of course, this challenge is also great for any time of year, but especially in the fall when
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
120
Digital Download ZIP (38.56 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
NGSS: MS.LS1.1This two-week study on Middle School Life Science Standard 1.1 gives students opportunities to explore, think critically, discuss/debate, and research to work with the content in a meaningful way.Standard: MS-LS1-1: Conduct an
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
95
Digital Download ZIP (122.61 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM Challenges are collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! Creature Catcher is from Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges!The basic premise:Students work in partners or groups against a criteria and constraints list to design a device
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
281
Digital Download ZIP (32.73 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
The Mini Mayflower / Mini Mishoon Thanksgiving STEM Challenge will engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun as they design water transportation for the Wampanoag or Pilgrims!The basic premise: Working against a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
450
Digital Download ZIP (9.70 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This back-to-school STEM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)! This apple STEM challenge is also great for any time of year, but especially in the fall when learning
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
136
Digital Download ZIP (35.86 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This back-to-school STEM / STEAM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)! Of course, this challenge is also great for any time in the fall when learning about apples and
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
58
Digital Download ZIP (42.66 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Christmas and Winter STEM Challenges are the perfect activities to engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun when they've got the winter crazies! This challenge is perfect for distance learning and social distancing because the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.98
162
Digital Download ZIP (37.07 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! I'm the developer of Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges, and I pride myself on designing lessons for feel-good teaching moments. Please don't misunderstand me; this doesn't always mean "fun" teaching. (More about this in my "Teaching Style" section below.)

I was a classroom teacher for 10 years, and spent most of that time in Pasadena, California. My master's degree is in Design-Based Learning, which heavily informs my approach to STEM challenges. I've spent the last several years focused almost solely on developing multi-grade level/differentiated STEM challenges with supporting videos and PD because I've seen first-hand how dramatic using these types of cross-curricular, hands-on methods to deliver content can be in the classroom!

I'm pretty addicted to the power of STEM challenges at this point, but there are plenty of ways to engage students in higher-level thinking, and I'm all about any lesson that helps students become engaged, resilient, capable problem-solvers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

An effective classroom engages students in critical thinking and problem solving while stimulating creativity and curiosity. I teach using a hands-on, multi-sensory approach that nurtures and develops students' various talents and links content standards to meaningful experiences.

I believe in an academically rigorous, well-rounded, child-centered curriculum that fosters growth with high expectations and positive reinforcement.

Those moments when the students are fully engaged in rigorous content and actually enjoying it ... those are the feel-good teaching moments that make it easy to remember why you wanted to become a teacher in the first place. My aim is to fill my TpT store with resources that give teachers more of those moments and help reconnect you to your calling!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Teacher of Excellence Award (2010) Pasadena Rotary Club (One of five teachers selected in the Pasadena Unified School District)

- Altadena NAACP Teacher of the Year for San Rafael Elementary (2007)

- Pasadena Math Pipeline teacher; co-led district summer math trainings

- Successful grant writer
Pasadena Educational Foundation Grants
- 2004: Art Integration
- 2005: United Streaming Technology Infusion
- 2006: Digital Storytelling
- 2007: Math Magic
- LACOE Digital Voice Project Grant 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Design-Based Learning

B.S. in Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Connect with me:
www.stemchallenge.com
www.feelgoodteaching.com
YouTube
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Facebook

Contact me directly: kerry@feelgoodteaching.com

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