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21st Century Skills

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October 14, 2022 The Essential Questions of STEM Learning

We do a lot of work with STEM learning at VAI. Nearly every day, groups of students join us virtually or in-person to learn about…

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August 31, 2022 Shoot for the Stars this School Year

Every year on January 1st, I sit down with a piece of paper and write out my goals for the new year.…

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August 15, 2022 Recognizing the Power of PBL

There’s an old saying, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you…

August 12, 2022 Build A New Classroom Community

First days of school are always a little difficult. There’s so much to navigate – the new rooms, the new supplies, as well as the…

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August 8, 2022 It’s The Little Things that Count

Some years ago, scientists at Yellowstone National Park did something amazing. They reintroduced wolves to the park after a 70-year absence. This may sound…

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August 4, 2022 How Geography Can Teach Students SEL

Last week I had a video call with an old friend. We spent some time catching up on recent events, reminisced a little, and made…

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August 1, 2022 Fostering Student Responsibility

Earlier this month, I became the proud owner of a new cat. To be honest, this wasn’t exactly my choice. My sister recently moved and…

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July 29, 2022 The Power of Student Creativity

The other day my colleagues and I attended a summer camp where we encourage students to think creatively. At least, that’s the simple version of…