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‘Just’ a Note of Thanks from The Meemic Foundation

November 24, 2020

Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin shares a special message of thanks to the educators who do far more than "just" teach. ...

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It's Time to Rethink How to Teach Thanksgiving, Native Culture

November 10, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono asked teachers to re-evaluate Thanksgiving lesson plans and celebrate Native American Heritage Day instead. ...

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Educating Through the Storm

October 20, 2020

Regional Teacher of the Year David Bunn assures us that while we may not know what is coming next, we have to remind ourselves that this storm will end. ...

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Reclaim Work-Life Balance While Teaching During a Pandemic

October 13, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono offers his fellow pandemic teachers a metric by which to measure their own task and time management. ...

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Educators Can Help Support Tribal Students

September 14, 2020

Regional Teacher of the Year Tan-A Hoffman about the importance of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher and supporting students and educators of color. ...

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To New Teachers (And Those of Us Feeling New)

September 4, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shares the lessons from his first five years that have taught him about how to always improve. ...

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Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono

August 11, 2020

Get to know Owen Bondono, Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2020-21. The Oak Park High School teacher answers a few questions for us. ...

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The Voices We Need to Hear: Are We Listening?

June 16, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says white silence, and especially the silence of white teachers, is not acceptable. Our black students need us to see them and hear them and say — out loud — that yes, Black Lives Matter. ... 

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Teachers: It’s OK to ‘Choose You,’ Especially During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Don't forget that you are important and deserve time to work on your physical and mental wellness. ...

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Teacher Appreciation During a Pandemic

May 18, 2020

As schools and governments look toward the future of education, they must appreciate and include the expertise of their teachers. ...

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