Van Andel Institute Launches Support for K-12 Administrators in 2022

We can all agree that it's a tough time to be an administrator. Teacher burnout is at an all-time high. Meanwhile, new teacher applications are at an all-time low and school improvement plants will be due before we know it! While none of these problems can be solved overnight, there are steps we can take to bring stability to this ever-changing landscape of education. Van Andel Institute for Education (VAI) is launching new initiatives aimed at supporting K-12 school administrators during these times: Teachers on the Brink Learning Bundle.

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Teachers on the Brink Learning Bundle: A PD Plan that Works For, Not Against, Teacher Morale and Wellbeing

To equip teachers for the coming year, administrators will need a reimagined Professional Development. The Teachers on the Brink Learning Bundle was designed by surveying teachers and asking them what would help during these trying times, and aimed at respecting teacher time and helping administrators apply choice and flexibility to professional development. With the Teachers on the Brink Learning Bundle, teachers will understand that their administrators have a desire to:

  • Value Time: Choose live, customizable sessions or asynchronous, access-anywhere recorded sessions (or mix and match formats) - each only 1 hour.-  Show Respect: Let teachers select from 5 sessions that best meet their needs.
  • Provide Support: Each learning session includes personalized action plans. Each learning bundle includes up to 10 hours of a dedicated coach to support classroom instruction.
  • Express Gratitude: Each bundle includes a genuine thank-you gift for teachers. (We ship the gifts to you, and you get to distribute to your teachers!)

Learning Sessions included in the bundle are:

  • Alternative Assessments
  • Avoiding Teacher Burnout
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Student Driven Learning

Moving Forward

The year may have only begun but there is no time to waste. We can invest in our educators by giving them the tools they need to succeed in the coming months. And remember, when facing the challenges of the new school year, no obstacle is too daunting when we work together.
To learn more about Teachers on the Brink, or to learn more about Van Andel Institute for Education and other professional learning activities, please visit

Page last modified February 10, 2022