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On Being an ‘Artful Dodger’ and ‘Stealing’ the Right Way

March 24, 2020

Since he started teaching as a second career, Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Doug Duncan has learned to "steal" from his peers – and you should, too. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Grading: What Have We Got to Lose?

March 17, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed made the case that not every little thing needs to be graded -- and the Twitterverse responded. ..

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

The Profession May Change, but Teachers Still 'Affect Eternity'

February 25, 2020

RTOY Tricia Zeman says: For all the educators out there feeling overwhelmed and wondering if their work is making an impact: You ARE making a difference! ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

A Teacher’s Love Letter to Twitter

February 18, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed shares her must-follow teachers on Twitter, a great place for professional learning. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

A Teaching Vision for 2020: Leading With Love

February 14, 2020

In his guest blog, 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year Gary Abud Jr. encourages teachers to share their love of the profession for #LoveTeaching Week as a message to others. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year, Outreach

We Can’t Do It All, So Please Stop Asking/Expecting Us To

January 27, 2020

MTOY Cara Lougheed is concerned with the trend trend of training teachers in topics on student issues that require more professionally qualified resources. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

7 Books for Stacking Your Activism Shelf in 2020

January 21, 2020

Issues of social injustice have been a flourishing focus in many areas of writing. RTOY Jessyca Mathews shares seven of her current favorite books for teachers and students. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

The Enchanting Power of Joy

January 15, 2020

Seeing and spending time with each other over the holidays brought on a feeling of pure joy – one we hope The Meemic Foundation can bring to you. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Of Teaching and Trout

December 23, 2019

Michigan Region 4 Teacher of the Year Jeremy Winsor talks about observation, reflection and the value of the "pause" for teachers and their students. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Why I’m Not an Elementary Teacher (It’s Not Why You Think)

December 16, 2019

Cara Lougheed is so incredibly thankful for elementary teachers, not only because of what they do, but also because she cannot do it herself. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year