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Take a Cue from the Olympics: NEVER Give Up!

February 13, 2018

With so many different countries, languages, ages, genders, races and religions, the one thing Olympains have in common is that they never gave up. Neither should you! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

The Two Measures of Teacher Success

January 16, 2018

Most parents and community members will agree that the goal of education is to produce informed citizens with the knowledge and skills to be happy, productive, and successful in life. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Doodle Your Way to a Meemic Masterpiece

January 10, 2018

This is our third year for Meemic Masterpieces. Every day, I walk the hallways of Meemic headquarters with the artwork of 101 student artists bringing sunshine to our employees each day. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Craft Education: Teachers Can Find Inspiration in Craft Beer

December 27, 2017

What can education learn from the craft beer revolution? Start by thinking of our students as the product of an intentional brewing process instead of ready-for-college robots. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Anxiously Waiting for the Holidays

December 19, 2017

A holiday poem from us to you to thank you for all the great things you do! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

What Do I Do With This group? Behavior Management 101

November 22, 2017

Here are some strategies the Rising Teacher Leaders group at East Kentwood High School have come up with to help keep things on track in the classroom. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

7 Ways to Take it Slow & Easy Over the Holidays

November 14, 2017

You deserve to enjoy these holidays, so take a moment to review our list of how you can take it slow and easy this holiday season. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

What if We Started Looking at STEM-Education Differently?

October 23, 2017

Wisconsin Principal of the Year James Murray discusses taking STEM education to the next level. ...

Topic: Wisconsin Principal of the Year

Swap Out the Training Wheels in Education for More Balance

October 17, 2017

Where are we still using the familiar training wheels in education, when a better balance bike approach is available? ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 12, 2017

It’s sad when we have to declare the entire month of October to bring awareness to a problem. Like the problem of bullying. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director