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Thank You, New Teachers, for Choosing This Important Path

October 19, 2021

Michigan Regaional Teacher of the Year Kacie Hook offers gratitude and advice to an integral part of the educational system: the new teacher. ...

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A Love Letter to Kindergarten

October 5, 2021

As Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter transitions to third grade, she looks back at 15 years of doing “some of the most important work in the whole, entire world”: being a kindergarten teacher. ...

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Honesty in the Class Can Bring You Closer to Your Students

September 21, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Heather French has made honesty the "theme" for school this year – and shares why. ...

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A Vision for the Year: Understanding Our Students

September 13, 2021

2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter shares her ideas for the new school year, from owning your feelings to welcoming students back in a new way. ...

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Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter

August 10, 2021

Get to know Leah Porter, Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2021-22. The Holt teacher answers a few questions for us. ...

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Address Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat to Foster Growth

May 19, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janine Scott talks two important factors in student growth: the Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat. ...

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The Teachers’ Fight for Trans Youth

May 11, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shows the good teachers can do when they support their transgender students. ...

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Thank You, Dear Colleagues, for Persevering – and Caring

April 20, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Sarah Soper writes an open letter to all the teachers who continue to give their all to their students and each other. ...

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MTOY: Standardized Testing in Pandemic Is Not a True Picture

April 14, 2021

Michgan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono looks at the shortcomings of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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AWSA Names Miller and Beranek Principals of the Year

March 26, 2021

The AWSA has named Tina Miller as its 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year and David Beranek as its 2021 Secondary Principal of the Year, awards sponsored by The Meemic Foundation. ...

Topic: Wisconsin Principal of the Year