Michigan Teacher of the Year

Teaching History in the 21st Century Classroom

February 11, 2022

Michigan Region 7 Teacher of the Year James Johsnon talks about the importance of students thinking critically about diverse perspectives. ...

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The Need to Support Teachers and Staff Grows More Urgent

February 8, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter looks at the constantly fluctuating life of a teacher these days and offers a sliver of light and some ideas to give teachers the support they need. ...
 

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Retrospect and Resolutions for 2022

January 14, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janet Swarthout looks back and 2021 and proposes some teacher resolutions for 2022. ...

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Planting the Seeds of Leadership Helps Students in Life

January 11, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter says teachers have the opportunity every day to plant the seeds of possibility with students. ...

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A Chance to Say Thanks

December 14, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Cheldora Haynes takes a moment to say thank you to those in our school community. ...

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Bringing Humanity to Our Relationships with Families

December 7, 2021

For Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter, a small moment of kindness set the foundation in how she builds relationships and fosters partnerships with families. ...
 

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What Are Your 'COVID Keeps'?

November 16, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Theresa Ziegeler wonders what we can learn from the changes since last March instead of just going "back to normal." ...

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Books Are Important Way to Promote Equity and Accessiblity

November 8, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah portner shows that the work of equity and accessibility is the most important and essential work in education. ...

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Thank You, New Teachers, for Choosing This Important Path

October 19, 2021

Michigan Regaional Teacher of the Year Kacie Hook offers gratitude and advice to an integral part of the educational system: the new teacher. ...

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A Love Letter to Kindergarten

October 5, 2021

As Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter transitions to third grade, she looks back at 15 years of doing “some of the most important work in the whole, entire world”: being a kindergarten teacher. ...

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