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Collaboration and Communication

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Assessment
December 21, 2022 Beyond Tests: 5 Alternative Assessment Ideas

Did you know that a 5th grade teacher is expected to guide students to mastery of 200 standards each year? Given a typical school year…

Holiday
December 7, 2022 Making A Happier Holiday Season

December is a truly unique time of year. Despite the cold and the dark there is an overwhelming abundance of light and warmth. I’m not…

October 25, 2022 Help Students Find the Perfect Book

“Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible.” – Barack Obama Literacy is one of the cornerstones of education. Whether students are…

October 12, 2022 Engaging, Old-Fashioned Writing Activities

Writing can be a difficult skill for students to learn. Even for someone who enjoys it, there’s a certain amount of effort that goes into…

October 5, 2022 Think Wiser

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" —T.S. Eliot, The…

October 3, 2022 Technology in the Classroom: Is it Worth It?

*Today's blog post was written by Betsy Weston Imagine this: You walk through your classroom and your students are working independently on their school-issued device.…

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September 9, 2022 Marathon Teaching Tips

I enjoy running. During the autumn season, there’s nothing I love more than going on a brisk jog down some park trail. So naturally, it…

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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…