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June 21, 2022 SEL Your Way to the Finish Line

What would you say are the most desired skills for employment in the 21st century? A comprehensive knowledge of STEM? Being up to date on…

critical thinking
June 14, 2022 Helping Young Learners Discover Critical Thinking

I recently ordered some plant stands to display my house plants, and they arrived in an unexpectedly small package. When I opened it up, I…

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 16, 2022 Willy Wonka Moments: Creating a Classroom of Pure Imagination

Would it surprise you to learn that a child initiated the idea for creating the indelible 1971 movie classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?…

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…

May 9, 2022 The Power of Play

One of the biggest challenges teachers often face is trying to balance age-appropriate academic rigor with the need for kids to just be kids. School…

May 4, 2022 A Lesson from the Flowers

On a drive through central Texas recently, I admired the colorful splashes of wildflowers along the highways. I couldn’t help but think about how the…

April 7, 2022 Embracing the Growth Mindset

I have never been good with technology. Whether it’s computers or smartphones, the mysteries of the mechanical world have always frustrated me. If I’m being…