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Thank You, Dear Colleagues, for Persevering – and Caring

April 20, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Sarah Soper writes an open letter to all the teachers who continue to give their all to their students and each other. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

MTOY: Standardized Testing in Pandemic Is Not a True Picture

April 14, 2021

Michgan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono looks at the shortcomings of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

AWSA Names Miller and Beranek Principals of the Year

March 26, 2021

The AWSA has named Tina Miller as its 2021 Elementary Principal of the Year and David Beranek as its 2021 Secondary Principal of the Year, awards sponsored by The Meemic Foundation. ...

Topic: Wisconsin Principal of the Year

The COVID-19 Pandemic and a Case for Tragic Optimism

March 25, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Liz Honeysett talks about "tragic optimism," taking tragic events and transforming them into an opportunity to better oneself and the world. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Join our Celebration of Student Poetry - the Masterpieces Way

March 22, 2021

Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin puts her own words to paper to welcome everyone to our special event showcasing the winners of our Masterpieces Poetic Rap Contest. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

March Is National Reading Month!

March 8, 2021

Celebrate Reading Month with an extended book party in your classroom. Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shares some tips to get started. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meaningful Math Moments Will Help Students Learn

February 16, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Chelsee Schram shares ideas and resources to help educators break the cycle of struggling with math. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

February Is the Time to #LoveTeaching

February 9, 2021

For #LoveTeaching Week Feb. 14-21, Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono says his love for teaching is an expression of his love for the whole world. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

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. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

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. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year