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We Can’t Do It All, So Please Stop Asking/Expecting Us To

January 27, 2020

MTOY Cara Lougheed is concerned with the trend trend of training teachers in topics on student issues that require more professionally qualified resources. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

7 Books for Stacking Your Activism Shelf in 2020

January 21, 2020

Issues of social injustice have been a flourishing focus in many areas of writing. RTOY Jessyca Mathews shares seven of her current favorite books for teachers and students. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

The Enchanting Power of Joy

January 15, 2020

Seeing and spending time with each other over the holidays brought on a feeling of pure joy – one we hope The Meemic Foundation can bring to you. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Of Teaching and Trout

December 23, 2019

Michigan Region 4 Teacher of the Year Jeremy Winsor talks about observation, reflection and the value of the "pause" for teachers and their students. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Why I’m Not an Elementary Teacher (It’s Not Why You Think)

December 16, 2019

Cara Lougheed is so incredibly thankful for elementary teachers, not only because of what they do, but also because she cannot do it herself. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meet the 'Elves' Behind The Meemic Foundation

December 12, 2019

As much as we love Santa, we know that jolly old Nick doesn’t run the big show by himself. The elves are the strength and the drive to make things happen. And it's the same for The Meemic Foundation. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Teachers Impact Other Teachers, Not Just Their Students

November 22, 2019

More than 15 years in education have shown this Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year that there are many people out there who inspire. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Thank you, Teachers, for Making Us Feel Loved and Important

November 19, 2019

For Thanksgiving month, Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed thanks three of the teachers who uplifted, inspired and encouraged her. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

We Definitely Maybe Live in a World of Oxymorons

November 12, 2019

If "fall snow" an oxymoron? Maybe, but the phrase "Meemic Foundation grant opportunities" is definitely not! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Meet Me at the Mat: Yoga, Meditation and Self-Care

October 22, 2019

Teachers understand the importance of self-care. But we’re also the first people to run ourselves into the ground. And students can benefit, too, even bullies. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year