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Differentiated Instruction

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October 29, 2021 The Benefits of Student Reflection

I consider myself an avid reader. Especially now, with the winter winds starting to race, there’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a…

October 27, 2021 A Teacher’s Work is Never Done

There’s always another snag to plan for, another bit of feedback to provide, another problem to solve. However, there are only so…

October 25, 2021 Remembering the Importance of Empathy

There’s a saying in educational circles which goes something like this, “If a child can speak several languages, calculate vast sums in their head, and…

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 8, 2021 Recognizing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a tricky subject. It doesn’t conform to our usual methods of testing or quantification. After all, you can’t give someone a pop…

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 22, 2021 The Very Hungry Lizard: The Hunt for a Growth Mindset

Psychologist Marty Seligman had a lizard, and it wouldn’t eat. He tried everything. He researched its…

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…