Social and Emotional Learning

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March 16, 2020 The Power of Inquiry

Educators often ask for advice on student engagement. It’s a sort of “catch-all” phrase that really means, “How can I get my students to care…

March 13, 2020 Helping Your Students Make Sense of the Coronavirus

Look, I get it. By now, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about the Coronavirus. It’s dominated the headlines for weeks. Your local stores…

March 9, 2020 Needed Everywhere and Nowhere

I’m fresh off the events of the MSTA conference (Michigan Science Teachers Association) in Lansing. The conference is a highlight for us at the VAEI,…

March 5, 2020 Punishment vs. Discipline: Taking Constructive Action

I think many people have this idealized image of the American classroom. It’s a place full of curious students and passionate educators. A place where…

March 4, 2020 Just Grading

“If you could, can you give my bonus points to whoever scores lowest?” So wrote an 11th-grader from…

February 17, 2020 Where the Wild Things Learn

Humans are born curious and inquisitive. We’re also born into a world that is chaotic, unpredictable, and wild. Yet for some reason, once children enter…

February 7, 2020 PBL and Impeachment: A Learning Experience

It may have escaped your notice, but recently the President of the United States was impeached in December when the House of Representatives approved articles…

January 31, 2020 The Value of Diverse Reading

Earlier this week, the American Library Association awarded the Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children's literature to New Kid by Jerry Craft.…