Recent Stories

Everybody Needs a Little Mootilda in Their Life!

June 13, 2018

Meet Mootilda – the cow behind the office door at The Meemic Foundation. She's full of bad puns and isn't afraid to use them to promote our grants. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Meet Mootilda – Meemic Foundation Grant Mascot

May 25, 2018

You may have seen our moooo-velous Back-to-School Grant opportunities on social media with the adorable mug of a cow. Well, she now has a name: Mootilda. ...

Topic: Outreach, Grants

‘Beating the Odds’ with Student-Focused Instruction

May 15, 2018

Utilizing teaching strategies that encourage students to collaborate and construct their own knowledge opens their minds to a new definition of learning. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Stand4Change Gives Students Hope Against Bullying

April 18, 2018

The Meemic Foundation has partnered with Defeat the Label to take a stand against bullying: Stand4Change Day. ...
 

Topic: Notes from the Director

Don’t Settle on ‘Standardized Teaching’ for Standardized Testing

April 17, 2018

Abandoning my traditional lecture-style instruction has had a lasting impact on my students’ later success while maintining academic performance. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

State Picks 10 Teachers as Regional Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018

Ten Michigan educators have been named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year and will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

12 Teachers Share Their Most Important Books

March 23, 2018

In honor of National Reading Month in March, a dozen teachers tell us: “What books impacted you the most – as a child and as an educator?” ...

Topic: Grants

From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Focus. Focus. Focus ... on Grants!

March 15, 2018

While I look for something to help me with my fidgety life, Meemic Foundation traditional grants can definitely help you with those fidgety students that may be challenged to stay focus and engaged, too. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year