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Rethinking the 21st Century Learner

Rethinking the 21st Century Learner

We have all heard that schools need to promote “21st century skills” and “21st century learning” among their students. They need to prepare their students to become dynamic leaders to tackle the unique challenges of a globalized, diverse society....

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Intrinsic Motivation in Education

Intrinsic Motivation in Education

Motivating students to engage in meaningful learning activities is often difficult, especially during the pandemic, when classes lack the connection that in-person learning offers. Many educators employ a carrot and stick approach that rewards...

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Executive Functioning & Viinko

Executive Functioning & Viinko

When I began working on Viinko my first stop was research. I spoke with dozens of people and read hundreds of articles to better understand both the problem I had identified and the solutions I thought might help. One thing I quickly discovered was...

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Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

63% of families in the U.S. are dual income homes – a number that has steadily increased over the past few decades. Dual income households carry many benefits including extra cash flow, stronger savings, and higher levels of personal satisfaction...

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Organization vs. Procrastination

Organization vs. Procrastination

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. So rather than saying what organization versus procrastination looks and feels like, we thought we’d show it: Let's see what the PROCRASTINATE route has in store: You’re in class and your teacher hands out...

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The Story of Viinko – Our Founding

The Story of Viinko – Our Founding

As the eldest of four children I have always been a typical “first child.” Read any blog on oldest-child syndrome and it will pretty much outline my best, and worst, personality traits. Over-achiever, studious, bossy, perfectionist. When I got a...

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