I Remember Playing The Game

840 Words Oct 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Connect 4

I remember playing the game Connect Four as a child. The object of this fairly simple game was to connect 4 chips of the same color in a row. Connect Four was a fun game that required some form of strategy if you as a player wanted to be successful. As I strive to become a teacher I am learning that there is a whole new game of Connect Four to be played. Unlike the board game this version carries much more importance and strategy. The new came is finding a way to connect Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These subjects cannot be taught as individual subjects but taught as an integrated unit. In doing so all four subjects will be used in unison to solve real world challenges. Learning how to connect these subjects in an engaging and meaning way will help create a student who are prepared to meet the demands of both the workplace and the challenges of the future. I as a teacher have a long way to go in terms of understanding STEM. I am not an expert by any means. With that being said, I believe that admitting a weakness is the first step in correcting that weakness. So if anyone who reads this is in the same boat as me then you’re not alone. So let’s get some of the big picture, shall we? STEM is important because it pervades every aspect of our lives. With a simple search on STEM there is a plethora of information available. For example, an informative website called Science Pioneers give’s the following examples:
Science- science is our natural…
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