Michigan Teacher of the Year

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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Teachers as Learners in Kenowa Hills

January 19, 2017

Personal Mastery a complex journey that we are bravely and boldly confronting. The more we learn from each other, the more we value this important shift to a collaborative culture focused on continuous improvement. ...

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Ganiard Gators’ Guide to Continuous Improvement

December 15, 2016

Creating a culture for risk-takers and thinkers does not happen overnight. It requires living out a mission that focuses on success for all learners and capitalizes on the collective wisdom of the people around us. ...

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MTOY Tracy Horodyski: Proud Michigan Educator

November 1, 2016

We are all teachers. We are all learners. And Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski is thankful and proud to be part of the profession that influences all other professions. ...

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How to Think and Act Like a Listener

October 6, 2016

For years, Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski thought she had taught students the importance of active listening. But she learned that even though students ”'knew” many things about active listening, they did not have a model in the classroom of someone who truly listened –– ouch. ...

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Kicking Off Our Best Year Ever with ‘Ice Ice Baby’

August 23, 2016

Let’s celebrate the more than 100,000 Very Important Teachers getting ready to kick off the 2016-17 school year! ...
 

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Meet Tracy Horodyski, Michigan’s New Teacher of the Year

August 15, 2016

We talked with Tracy Horodyski, Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2016-17, about her teaching experience and what her goals are for the coming school year. ...

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Michigan Educators: 'Whatever It Takes'

May 25, 2016

Rick Joseph ends his time as Michigan Teacher of the Year with a thank you to The Meemic Foundation and a paean to job-embedded professional learning. ...

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