Ryan Duncan

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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…

July 29, 2022 The Power of Student Creativity

The other day my colleagues and I attended a summer camp where we encourage students to think creatively. At least, that’s the simple version of…

July 25, 2022 Making Media Literacy a Priority

People often say we’re living in the age of information, but as someone who works in education, I think it would be more accurate to…

July 20, 2022 The Science of Fun

A few weeks ago, I took some time off to visit family and help entertain my little nieces and nephews. The kids are at that…

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…

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 29, 2022 The Need for Nature

There’s a small walking trail near my home where I frequently go to relax. It’s nothing extraordinary, just a little park with a gravel path…

June 27, 2022 Your Students Can Change the World

I recently stumbled across a fascinating bit of trivia. In 2012, a fifth-grade teacher in Kansas City, MO, gave his students a lesson on molecules…