Michigan Teacher of the Year

An Open Letter to Future Teachers

January 17, 2023

In his guest blog, Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Dustin Sayers offers some words of encouragement to anyone looking at a career in education. ...

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If Work Seeps into Personal Time, It's OK to Set Boundaries

January 10, 2023

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson shares a few things she has learned about stepping back smartly and avoiding burnout. ...

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The Joy – Yes, Joy! – of Spreading Math Love

December 20, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Karen Sleno shares three things she implemented to influence her students' mathematical outlook in a positive light. ...

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Building Relationships and So Much More

December 13, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson shares some of her ideas for establishing a classroom where students feel seen, heard and valued to create an environment where they can flourish. ...

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Yes, YOU Are Making a Difference in the Life of a Student

November 15, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Dawn Perez shares her story to show her students and fellow teachers how they can overcome their struggles. ...

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Great Administrators Set the Tone for Successful Schools

November 8, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson talks about her principal, Paulette Wickham, and all the good a positive administrator can do. ...

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It Starts with the Basics ... STEM Lessons and Healthy Food

October 18, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Bill Boerman shares how he successfully brought food, nutrition and business lessons to his STEM classroom. ...

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Celebrating and Empowering our Educational Colleagues

October 11, 2022

To focus on the positive, Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson brings attention to two passionate art educators in Escanaba Public Schools. ...

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Advice to First-Year Me

September 20, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Kathee Lamberies shares some advice for first-year, from persevering to becoming a lifelong learner. ...

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Bringing Joy Back into My Classroom

September 13, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson shares the ways she plans on focusing on the positives in her classroom and school building. ...

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