Recent Stories

Are Your Big Rocks Ready?

August 21, 2018

This time of year, MTOY Laura Chang likes to take some time to reflect on her “big rocks” for the year. This is a metaphor for staying focused on the most important reasons for teaching. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang

August 14, 2018

Laura Chang is Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-19, an award Meemic is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Education to sponsor. We talked with Laura about her teaching experience. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Discover the World With a Road Trip

July 18, 2018

The highways and backroads can be a much more interesting route to your destination. The Meemic Foundation is all about discovery, too. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students

June 19, 2018

A great teacher recognizes that student motivation is necessary for success in learning and that teachers are in the perfect position to improve student motivation. Here are some strategies. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

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