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HIL Project Boosts Early Literacy Efforts in Michigan

January 15, 2019

Early literacy is an ongoing point of concern , but there is something special related to early literacy happening in Michigan: the HIL Project. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Cooking Up Resources for The Foundation Club

January 8, 2019

Whether it’s a recipe or professional advice, we tend to stick to the tried and true from trusted friends and colleagues. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Building a Community of Gratitude to Empower Learners

December 18, 2018

A look at the important work schools are doing around the state to encourage kindness and gratitude with the Look for the Good project. ..

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

An Ode to the Onesie – in All Its Forms

December 13, 2018

Whether it's the comfort of one-piece pajamas or the reassuring ease of the cell phone and microwave, we love the onesie concept. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Help Your Class Stay Connected with a Morning Meeting

November 20, 2018

A strong sense of community is built when students and teachers gather together and purposefully interact with each other each morning. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Embracing the Joys of the Season

November 15, 2018

It's "that time of year again" ... holiday time and the time to connect with family, chow down and give to family, friends and community. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Meemic Masterpieces Inspire Kindness

October 10, 2018

Engaging each other through art can be more powerful than words. Please take a moment and peruse the creative expressions of some of the student winners of our 2018 Meemic Masterpieces artwork. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Create a Vibrant, Differentiated Classroom

September 18, 2018

Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang shares her tips and experience with creating a differentiated classroom environment. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Embrace the Joy of a New School Year

September 11, 2018

Just keep remembering that you are making a difference. You may feel that you have the weight of the world on you, but please know that you are valued and what you do matters. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

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