Welcome to seed2STEM.com! We're honored that you are here and hope you'll consider joining our community.
We believe that in addition to the core fundamentals taught in school such as math, writing, reading, etc., 21st-century children must exhibit a STEM mindset in order to be successful. Not only are the most lucrative career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, but more importantly, a STEM mindset enables your child to solve problems, discover new opportunities, and bounce back from setbacks.
What is STEM/STEAM?
The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering & math. Instead of memorizing facts and figures, STEM education promotes students engagement with the real world, through experiences, experiments, and projects. Often, instead of individual work, students practice collaborating in group activities. Students observe their environment, assess the situation, brainstorm & hypothesize potential solutions, experiment, and work together to solve problems.
STEAM adds arts to the STEM acronym.
What is a stem mindset?
A STEM mindset is one step in the process needed to become a scientist, software developer, engineer, doctor, mathematician or any STEM-related career. However, even if your child doesn't want to pursue STEM-related careers, the skills below will help them excel in any job. These include:
- S - Scientific: the ability to investigate, acquire new knowledge and use data to create conclusions.
- T - Tough: the ability to be resilient and full of grit so that you can persevere through any challenge. Learn from mistakes and failure, and apply those lessons to make progress.
- E - Energetic: the mindset that with effort, hard work, patience, passion and the right strategy, any challenge will be met!
- M - Maker: - The ability to design, innovate, story-tell and create!
Our mission is to help parents by providing advice, training, resources & community that parents can use to raise children with a STEM mindset.
Hi, My name is Iftikhar, and I started this site at the end of 2017 with the goal of becoming a better parent to my son, Rizwan, and daughter, Khadija. Please take a moment now to read my story: From Introvert to Director, and then come back!
We created this page for you, with some of our very best resources, to get you started!
STEP 1: Join the mailing list
Every Thursday, I will send you a brief e-mail sharing the latest tips, tricks, resources & news that parents can immediately leverage with their kids. I understand how busy you are, and work hard to provide you as much as value as possible.
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2: Join our FaceBook group
We post current events, latest news, links to other great content, and the ability to meet and learn from other like-minded parents on our Facebook page. All of us can benefit from your wisdom and unique experiences. We'd love for you to participate and help us all!
STEP 3: Check out our essential posts.
Introduction to STEM / STEAM
STEP 4: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Interested in educational toys for your children that are both fun and thought-provoking? Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and you'll never miss our short, entertaining STEM Toy reviews featuring my two amazing kids, Rizwan and Khadija. They'll unbox the toy, show you what is inside, give you a glimpse of what the experience is like, and share their review of whether they recommend the toy for your child.
Step 5: Follow our Pinterest Boards
In addition to managing our Facebook group, my wife Rabia also daily creates and curates the best STEM pins on Pinterest. If you're interested in inspiring parenting quotes, amazing family experiences, or looking for STEM-related crafts and experiments you can do at home; our Pinterest site may be perfect for you.
STEP 6: Sign up for our first free scavenger hunt
I know you are busy and I'm so grateful that you read this far. I want to provide value for you, so please do tell me how I can help you. I do my best to respond to every e-mail I get.
If you sign up for the mailing list, I will see you next Thursday!