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Jamie MacPherson

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June 2, 2021 Give Yourself Permission: Taking Time to Rest

I received a text last night from a long time teacher friend of mine. He said, “For the first time…

May 5, 2021 YOU Put the “Extra” into Extraordinary

Teachers. We love you. And while Teacher Appreciation Week occurs only once during the year, we at Van Andel Institute for Education feel…

April 23, 2021 Using PBL to Lift Student Voices

With everything occurring in our world right now, I find myself asking big questions. Now, I realize many of the questions don’t have…

April 7, 2021 Celebrate Earth Day in Your Classroom

As teachers, we have the opportunity to educate our students about caring for and saving our environment. From preschoolers through high schoolers and…

March 31, 2021 Remembering Beverly Cleary

Do you ever have those memories creep in where you can recall something so vividly, seemingly so recent, that you can transport yourself…

February 26, 2021 Creating Experiences for Celebrating Women’s History Month

When I was in elementary school, there were several projects and events that still stick with me today. You know, those activities that…

February 3, 2021 Black History is Our American History

When a country reflects on its history, it is typically taught through the perspective of the dominant demographic. Think about that for a…

January 22, 2021 Hills and Valleys: On Teaching Optimism

This past Wednesday, Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration. The 22–year-old poet recited "