Curiosity

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April 13, 2022 The Problem of Boredom Deficit Disorder

I was playing chess with a stranger while waiting in the supermarket checkout line the other day. They were on their…

March 11, 2022 Celebrating Exceptional Women in History

I’ve always felt that students need real-life heroes they can look up to. Individuals who, while often imperfect, still used their talents to make the…

January 12, 2022 Helping Students Embrace Curiosity and Creativity

Every teacher knows that curiosity is one of the pillars of education. The desire to know, to explore, to understand what makes things do what…

December 10, 2021 Reflections on Student Engagement

Recently, Van Andel Institute for Education began welcoming students back to in-person learning at our main building. We’ve all been cautious; masks have been supplied…

November 8, 2021 5 Native American Heroes Your Students Should Know

November is a busy time. Autumn is in full swing, the country is busy preparing for Thanksgiving (actually, scratch that, the country…

October 22, 2021 Bring Energy to Your Classroom

I’m a fairly warm-blooded person. You need to be when you grow up in the Midwest. During the winter you’re either buried under snow or…

October 4, 2021 Help Students Create a Wiser World

For most of human history, we lived in tribal groups. When you live in a tight-knit tribe of thirty or so, defending yourself…

October 1, 2021 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Class

From September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity for our country to celebrate the diverse identities…