Creative and Critical Thinking

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November 23, 2022 Keep Kids Weird

Weirdness is one of our most precious resources; it’s weirdness, by definition, that drives all creativity and innovation. Too often, however, our educational…

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November 16, 2022 Lending a Hand this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving has always been known as the season of gratitude. It’s a chance to slow down, relax, and appreciate the many things in life that…

November 2, 2022 Make Your November a THINKsgiving Experiment

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is over and the winter months will soon begin. Before long, houses will be covered in colored lights, Santa…

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October 21, 2022 Celebrate October with Weird STEM

There’s nothing quite like the October season. For a single month, everyone is allowed to be weird.  We dress up in costumes, fill our neighborhoods…

October 19, 2022 Making Fall Fun

Fall is a favorite season for so many of us. One of my favorite things about fall is the start to the new…

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…

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.…