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Swap Out the Training Wheels in Education for More Balance

October 17, 2017

Where are we still using the familiar training wheels in education, when a better balance bike approach is available? ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 12, 2017

It’s sad when we have to declare the entire month of October to bring awareness to a problem. Like the problem of bullying. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

12 Teachers Share Favorite Back-to-School Memories

September 26, 2017

Teachers share their favorite memory of returning to class in the fall. Some look back to their childhoods, while others keep it more contemporary. ...

Topic: Grants

New School Year Means New Goals

September 19, 2017

At the beginning of every school year, MTOY Luke Wilcox writes out goals for the year on a notecard, and then references it several times throughout the year to reflect. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Show Your Educators Some Love This Year

September 11, 2017

Let’s work to make a difference this school year by recognizing the fine work of our teachers, administrators and school staff throughout the school year! And it’s so easy to do! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Jedi Master Teacher - A Venn Diagram

August 21, 2017

Experience has taught me that in order to be a Jedi Master Teacher, knowing my subject isn't enough. I need to motivate and inspire my students. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meet Luke Wilcox, Michigan's New Teacher of the Year

August 14, 2017

We talked with Luke Wilcox, Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-18, about his teaching experience and what his goals are for the coming school year. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Puppy Power!

August 3, 2017

Oh, to be as carefree as a couple lazy pooches during the dog days of summer – but we've got Foundation stuff to do!! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

What Matters in the End? Identity

June 15, 2017

We celebrate the end of our formal years of schooling with a ceremony that is synonymous with beginnings, and I have come to the end, or rather, the commencement of having served as 2016-2017 Michigan Teacher of the Year. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Teaching: It’s All About Listening

April 19, 2017

Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski has had the opportunity to learn with people throughout the state and across the country, and there continues to be one simple act that can be most influential: listening. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year