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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…

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July 13, 2022 Treat Yo Self: Remembering to Enjoy the Summer

I’m a big fan of the show Parks and Recreation and one of my favorite episodes is when the characters Tom and Donna decide to…

STEM
July 1, 2022 Encouraging Young Girls to Engage with STEM

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to interview Mary Winn, a senior scientist at the Van Andel Institute. Winn uses her expertise in…

June 24, 2022 Remembering to Enjoy Summer

I’m a runner. I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of a good 10K or Marathon. As you might expect, these races require a lot of training…

June 1, 2022 The Homework Conundrum

The first day of June, when the weather is warming up, might seem like an odd time to write about homework — but…

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…