Michigan Teacher of the Year

The Two Measures of Teacher Success

January 16, 2018

Most parents and community members will agree that the goal of education is to produce informed citizens with the knowledge and skills to be happy, productive, and successful in life. ...

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Craft Education: Teachers Can Find Inspiration in Craft Beer

December 27, 2017

What can education learn from the craft beer revolution? Start by thinking of our students as the product of an intentional brewing process instead of ready-for-college robots. ...

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What Do I Do With This group? Behavior Management 101

November 22, 2017

Here are some strategies the Rising Teacher Leaders group at East Kentwood High School have come up with to help keep things on track in the classroom. ...

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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? ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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LINKS: A Typical Day Unlike Any Other

February 21, 2017

The LINKS program at HHS, under the guidance of special education teacher Casey Glass, has grown and broadened its reach by pairing mentors with a diverse group of special education students to create a culture of inclusivity and compassion. ...
 

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