Michigan Teacher of the Year

How Can We Build Student Confidence?

February 19, 2024

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Jaime Hilaski talks about the importance of building self-confidence and shares some ideas on how to do it. ...

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Cultivating 'Courageous Classrooms' in a Modern Setting

January 16, 2024

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Jennifer Senkmajer talks about how to foster resiliance when students are more emotionally fragile than in the past. ...

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4 Settings Where Learning Is Social and Emotional

January 9, 2024

2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson demonstrates that school isn't the only place where Social Emotional Learning takes place. ...

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Acknowledging Student Perspectives: Holiday Break Dilemma

December 19, 2023

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Bridgit Sova shares some tips for teachers to help the navigate the myriad emotions students may have surrounding winter break. ...

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Hard Reset: Reclaiming Your Classroom by Reinforcing Expectations, Routines and Learning Goals

December 12, 2023

Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson suggests using the winter break as a chance to look back at the first semester and see what improvements can be made going forward. ...

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Explore the Community with Place-Based Education

November 21, 2023

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Stephanie Nielsen shares benefits and tips for taking students out to explore everything Michigan has to offer. ...

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Making the Community Your Classroom

November 14, 2023

In a video blog, 2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson talks about using the community as a “laboratory of learning.” ...

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Making It in the Middle (School)

October 17, 2023

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Brandi Clark talks about how she discovered that teaching middle school is where she belongs and the importance of relationships. ...

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Open Letter to the Introverted Teacher: You're a Natural Leader

October 10, 2023

Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson shares four benefits of being an introverted teacher. They're more than meets the eye. ...

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5 Teaching Tips from Regional Teacher of the Year Gina Pepin

September 19, 2023

For her guest blog, Dr. Gina Pepin, the Region 1 Michigan Teacher of the Year, shares a variety of great tips for teachers, especially those new to the profession. ...

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