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Defining Success in Education
Prepared for Life
The VDA Test
Don't Write, Communicate
After the Bell Rings
No Corrections = No Learning
Slam on the Brakes
Games in the Classroom
Literature vs. Reading
Why Grammar Matters
Why Grammar Matters II
Teaching a Love of Literature
Inductive and Deductive Writing
The Danger of Protecting from Pain
The Danger of Protecting from Pain II
Praise and Learning
Montessori: The Exchange Game
Motivation and Field Trips
What Motivation Looks Like
"Don't You Wish That..."
The Right Way to Teach Science
Why We Take Tests
Inside the Classroom: The "Why" of Commas
Lisa VanDamme's Favorite Story About VanDamme Academy
What We Look For in Literature
Lisa VanDamme Recommends: "Raising Cain"
The Cell vs. The Chicken Foot
The Chicken Foot: Gross or Engrossing?
Motivation with Rabbit Stories
VanDamme Academy Recitals: A 14-Year Tradition
Lisa VanDamme Responds to WSJ Article "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior"
Part 2 of Lisa VanDamme's Response to "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior"