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Like the Song Says, We CAN Decide What to Be

September 24, 2019

A line from an Avett Brothers song still resonates with Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Rachal Gustafson, and informs her life and classroom. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

When ‘King of the World’ Still Has a Long To-Do List

September 18, 2019

A summer full of good intentions is leaving Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin with a fall full of lists. And we've got just the place to keep them. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Teachers Share ‘Biggest Joys’ (and Frustrations) of New Year

September 17, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed explores what “back to school” means for the people who work with kids every day. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Happy New School Year to All You Dedicated Educators!

August 20, 2019

Here are some personal messages for teachers in different parts of their journey, from the newbie to the veteran. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed

August 13, 2019

Cara Lougheed has been teaching high school English and history for 21 years in the Rochester Community School District. We talked with Cara about her teaching experience. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Despite the Bumps, Travel Can Be a True Joy

July 10, 2019

The process of getting from point A to point B has become increasingly challenging, but there are many pluses to summer travel. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Summer Fun Is Just a List Away!

June 11, 2019

For your consideration, here is a list of items that you may want to indulge in to enjoy summer to its fullest. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Taking Initiative Can Take You Far

May 14, 2019

MTOY Laura Chang advises taking full advantage of what the school and district offers, but to be a continuous learner is even more important. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan Teacher of the Year Visits UAE

April 16, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang shares her vlog from a special STrEaM program in the United Arab Emirates. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Wisconsin Names 2019 Principals of the Year

April 12, 2019

The Wisconsin State Superintendent and AWSA Executive recognized Michele Trawicki, Ty Breitlow and Kathleen Westrichfor their excellence in school leadership. ...

Topic: Wisconsin Principal of the Year