Michigan Teacher of the Year

Help Your Class Stay Connected with a Morning Meeting

November 20, 2018

A strong sense of community is built when students and teachers gather together and purposefully interact with each other each morning. ...

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Create a Vibrant, Differentiated Classroom

September 18, 2018

Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang shares her tips and experience with creating a differentiated classroom environment. ...

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Are Your Big Rocks Ready?

August 21, 2018

This time of year, MTOY Laura Chang likes to take some time to reflect on her “big rocks” for the year. This is a metaphor for staying focused on the most important reasons for teaching. ...

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Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang

August 14, 2018

Laura Chang is Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-19, an award Meemic is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Education to sponsor. We talked with Laura about her teaching experience. ...

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Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students

June 19, 2018

A great teacher recognizes that student motivation is necessary for success in learning and that teachers are in the perfect position to improve student motivation. Here are some strategies. ...

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‘Beating the Odds’ with Student-Focused Instruction

May 15, 2018

Utilizing teaching strategies that encourage students to collaborate and construct their own knowledge opens their minds to a new definition of learning. ...

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Don’t Settle on ‘Standardized Teaching’ for Standardized Testing

April 17, 2018

Abandoning my traditional lecture-style instruction has had a lasting impact on my students’ later success while maintining academic performance. ...

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State Picks 10 Teachers as Regional Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018

Ten Michigan educators have been named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year and will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year. ...

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From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

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Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

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