Throughout my 35 years of teaching, I’ve watched students grow up in what I lovingly call the “worksheet generation.” In this environment, students are accustomed to a very structured style of learning, where they are handed a worksheet, then asked to turn to page five in their math book and solve problems one through 15. This approach, however, often teaches students there is only one right answer and limits meaningful engagement and creativity.

My teaching experience has taught me that it is no longer possible to prepare students with the 21st century skills they will need for the workforce without moving...

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Beth Brubaker https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-brubaker-714bb268 is STEM Project Coordinator and Schoolwide Enrichment Specialist at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy http://www.northidahostemcharteracademy.org/, as well as a LEGO Education https://education.lego.com/en-us Ambassador Program (LEAP) teacher.