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August 1, 2022 Fostering Student Responsibility

Earlier this month, I became the proud owner of a new cat. To be honest, this wasn’t exactly my choice. My sister recently moved and…

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July 22, 2022 The Power of Play

When you watch a student play — when you watch anyone play, really — you can practically see their brain grow. Their eyes come alive,…

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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…

May 23, 2022 Who Am I? Helping Students Develop Self-Awareness

Who Am I? It’s probably the world’s longest running question. Many of us spend a lifetime trying to understand exactly who we are, what makes…

May 16, 2022 Willy Wonka Moments: Creating a Classroom of Pure Imagination

Would it surprise you to learn that a child initiated the idea for creating the indelible 1971 movie classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?…

May 13, 2022 Engaging Students in Scientific Inquiry

What makes a good scientist? I asked this question of more than 20 biomedical researchers at the Van Andel Institute and you might be surprised…

April 29, 2022 A Taste of STEM

I have unfortunately reached the stage of my life where my metabolism no longer functions. I’m sure many readers have also experienced this feeling. Once…

April 22, 2022 Engagement Strategies that Work!

The end of the school year is near. As teachers, we are gripping onto the littlest of things to keep our students engaged…