Gabe Kraljevic

Since his early childhood in Winnipeg, Canada, Gabe has loved the natural world and has dedicated his life to studying science. Recently retired after 27 years teaching high school and middle school biology, physics, chemistry, robotics and computers – Gabe always worked to infuse fun in his classrooms. He has also helped draft the Manitoba biology curriculum, stood in as the science consultant for Manitoba Ministry of Education, been heavily involved in professional development of science teachers and has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Achievement in Teaching. Currently, Gabe is the District Director of the NSTA for Canada. Living at the doorstep to the north, Gabe has also taken several opportunities to visit the impressive beauty of the Canadian arctic along the shores of Hudson Bay.




Retired from Seven Oaks School Division

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Recent Posts by Gabe

Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:45 AM in Growing Excitement for Science
Hello Chanel, There are a host of demonstrations and hands-on activities to thoroughly impress a class and start off the year with a real rush! I used to do quick STEM challenges using drinking straws and tape that not only got students moving the first day but taught teamwork as well. We broke into small teams that had to build something.  For instance: in a cooperative activity, each team built...

Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:55 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
I would argue that the only way we should teach science to our youngest students is through inquiry! Humans were born with innate curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Why not tap into those built-in characteristics and provide students the opportunity to observe, experiment and reach conclusions on topics of their choice? Make science hands-on and judiciously guide students with questi...

Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 PM in New Student Teacher
Hello Almira, I'm not exactly sure why STEM stopped with the 4 letters - or 5 if you go to STEAM. I think that it's better for students to see how everything links up and that all the subjects have importance in our lives. As for STEM/STEAM activities for use in Social Studies or ELA: Almost anything to do with science and engineering can have a social/language connection. One actual activity...

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Graphic organizers to help start off discussions in science class

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Gabe's STEM resources

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A compilation of handouts, rubrics, presentations on STEM and Engineering Design I have used and shared in workshops. Some YouTube video links to help. [Note: The focus is primarily on the engineering design process of STEM, but the activities are good integration]

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