authenticity

250 results.

responsibility
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…

science
July 20, 2022 The Science of Fun

A few weeks ago, I took some time off to visit family and help entertain my little nieces and nephews. The kids are at that…

sotg
July 18, 2022 Reflections from Science on the Grand

Last week, VAI’s Science on the Grand returned to Grand Rapids after a two-year hiatus. This STEM-centered conference was created to support educators by providing…

critical thinking
June 14, 2022 Helping Young Learners Discover Critical Thinking

I recently ordered some plant stands to display my house plants, and they arrived in an unexpectedly small package. When I opened it up, I…

May 20, 2022 Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month Together

School can be a busy place. There are lessons to be taught, homework to be graded, tests to take, and a myriad of other responsibilities…

May 18, 2022 Ending the School Year with SEL

The azaleas are in bloom right now; they will last for two more weeks. They’re wonderful flowers: big and bright and…

May 16, 2022 Willy Wonka Moments: Creating a Classroom of Pure Imagination

Would it surprise you to learn that a child initiated the idea for creating the indelible 1971 movie classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?…

April 20, 2022 Remembering Earth Day

Nature is filled with countless, extraordinary wonders. A pufferfish that can create brilliant artistic designs. A spider with superpowers that allow it to…