Student Ownership

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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…

summer reading
June 6, 2022 Your Summer Reading List

There are many things I associate with summer. The bright sunshine, the boom of greenery, the sound of water (I’ve always been fond of swimming),…

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…

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 27, 2022 The Importance of Brainshapers

If you remember anything from this blog post, I’ve changed your brain. It’s amazing, really, how an unfathomable organ inside your…

March 30, 2022 Get Messy: Embracing Change in the Classroom

Yesterday was a great day. I had the opportunity to spend an entire morning and afternoon surrounded by teachers with a passion for…

March 4, 2022 Winning with Wordle: Inspiring Student Literacy

I know I’m arriving late to the game (literally), but I was recently introduced to the online sensation that is Wordle. For those of you…