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2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

November 30, 2021

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT during our Christmas Sale from now till December 23rd. We have a great selection of holiday items at affordable prices.  Save BIG on your christmas decorations with 75% off on all of our christmas decor.  Last-minute shopping for gifts for…

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It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

November 27, 2021

We at RAFT are proud to launch our new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service! Becoming a subscriber means you get a selection of our quality STEAM learning kits every month, all at an affordable price! We hope that this service will continue our mission of making hands-on STEAM learning even more accessible, so become a…

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RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

November 16, 2021

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. When we hear these words, it’s easy to picture students in a classroom, scientists in white coats huddled together in a lab, or an engineer hunched over a drawing board. And that’s totally understandable! After hearing so much about STEAM education programs and the need to prepare our students…

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Thank you, StopWaste!

November 15, 2021

It’s our mission at RAFT to make STEAM learning more accessible and effective through our various programs – from our Store, to Maker Mobile to our Project kits and activities. And, as we carry out this mission, we do our best to stay committed to environmental sustainability. For that reason, we are incredibly thankful to…

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Girl Scouts Installs Drought Friendly Plants at RAFT

Oct 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Girl Scouts Installs Drought Friendly Plants at RAFT

September 30 – Girl Scouts troop #61010 returned to Resource Area for Teaching(RAFT) to plant a drought-friendly butterfly garden. The garden will be displayed in front of the organization’s office entrance in San Jose, California. The Girl Scout Organization promotes community service at all age…

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It’s Okay to Make Mistakes!

Sep 28, 2015 |

By Jeanne Lazzarini, Math Master Educator/R&D Specialist, RAFT I have often shared with my students that I make mistakes, and I have learned so much because of them! Sometimes I even purposefully made a mistake in a math lesson to see if students take…

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RAFT Hosts Code.org Professional Development Workshops

Sep 16, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Hosts Code.org Professional Development Workshops

  RAFT teams up with Code.org to offer free workshops to assist in teaching computer science. Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) is offering free technology classes designed by Code.org, who will cover all workshop costs. The workshops will be open to everyone, though slots…

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How does math relate to real life?

Sep 15, 2015 |

By Jeanne Lazzarini, Math Master Educator/R&D Specialist, RAFTHow does math relate to real life?  One way is to take a look at the shape of a cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree!  You might be surprised to find that many patterns in…

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RAFT Hires work2future Participants

Aug 31, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Hires work2future Participants

RAFT and work2future connect to focus on community support for youths seeking employment.  August 31, 2015 – Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) has employed two work2future participants as retail and kit production assistants for their San Jose, California location. The work2future Foundation offers programs funded…

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Using Personal Stories to Encourage Good Behavior

Aug 28, 2015 |

By Earlene Coleman, Special Education M.A. After teaching Special Education for twenty-five years, I’ve found that sharing personal stories with my students helps build positive relationships. How NOT to be around your students Now that the school year is off to a start, teachers…

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