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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…

September 17, 2021 From After School Cohort to Fulbright Scholar: An Interview with Eli Bieri

Van Andel Institute for Education (VAI) strives to foster a love of learning in every student who walks through our doors. Whether they join us…

August 30, 2021 Building Classroom Community

In many schools, the first few days tend to follow a familiar pattern. Students arrive at school in the morning and shyly make their way…

August 9, 2021 Curiosity and the Case for Inquiry

If I were to describe children in one word it would probably be “curious”. I came to this realization after spending the past weekend with…

August 2, 2021 Creating Space for Big Mistakes

As teachers, we’re programmed to strive for success. We want our students to take in our lessons, internalize them, and demonstrate their learning in such…

July 30, 2021 The Power of Student Choice

I consider myself to be a generous tipper. Ever since the pandemic began, and we discovered how many service workers were struggling to make ends…

July 19, 2021 Back to School Tips from Dear Evan Hansen

Not long ago I saw the first trailer for Dear Evan Hansen - the movie. And while Ben Platt is looking suspiciously…

July 7, 2021 Exercise Your Learning Freedom

This Fourth of July, we celebrated our nation’s independence and our freedoms were on full display. Which fireworks event should we go to?…