Video Showcase

Video Showcase

The STEM Teacher Leadership Video Showcase features videos submitted by teacher leaders and those engaged in creating teacher leadership programs. View their inspiring stories!

My LEGO Journey

James M. Brown

Description: How I came to be a FIRST LEGO Robotics team coach.

Math Science Engineering


James, I really enjoyed this narrative because you kept yourself as a learner — about robotics, about kids, about the craft of teaching — uppermost in the story. It helped me understand how your passion for the subject (and the kids) led you to leadership. Thanks!


Tue, 03/05/2019 - 15:06 Permalink

Thanks for sharing your journey--it helped to validate my own journey as an engineering and robotics teacher!  I love how you leveraged this learning to lead others!  Kudos to you!

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:37 Permalink

My daughter participated in her schools First Lego League class.  Her middle school actually runs it as a half (I believe) year course with the intention of competing at the local, state and national levels.  It was such a popular program that the school actually had to run two classes.  Each class was a team that competed in the competitions.  One of the teams, unfortunately not my daughter's ; ( , made it to the national competition that was held in St, Louis that year.

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:36 Permalink