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Building Empathy Through Diversity in Literature

January 19, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Erin Carlson shares her efforts to give her rural students books that help them experience diverse cultures and ethnicities. ...

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Teaching in the Aftermath of a Major News Event

January 11, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono offers some ideas for teachers on how to help students and address "the day after" a major event. ...

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Tips for Building LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools

December 7, 2020

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono says every educator has a role to play in providing these students with a welcoming space to learn and grow. ...

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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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