Michigan Teacher of the Year

Honesty in the Class Can Bring You Closer to Your Students

September 21, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Heather French has made honesty the "theme" for school this year – and shares why. ...

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A Vision for the Year: Understanding Our Students

September 13, 2021

2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter shares her ideas for the new school year, from owning your feelings to welcoming students back in a new way. ...

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Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter

August 10, 2021

Get to know Leah Porter, Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2021-22. The Holt teacher answers a few questions for us. ...

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Address Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat to Foster Growth

May 19, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janine Scott talks two important factors in student growth: the Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat. ...

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The Teachers’ Fight for Trans Youth

May 11, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shows the good teachers can do when they support their transgender students. ...

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Thank You, Dear Colleagues, for Persevering – and Caring

April 20, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Sarah Soper writes an open letter to all the teachers who continue to give their all to their students and each other. ...

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MTOY: Standardized Testing in Pandemic Is Not a True Picture

April 14, 2021

Michgan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono looks at the shortcomings of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and a Case for Tragic Optimism

March 25, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Liz Honeysett talks about "tragic optimism," taking tragic events and transforming them into an opportunity to better oneself and the world. ...

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March Is National Reading Month!

March 8, 2021

Celebrate Reading Month with an extended book party in your classroom. Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shares some tips to get started. ...

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Meaningful Math Moments Will Help Students Learn

February 16, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Chelsee Schram shares ideas and resources to help educators break the cycle of struggling with math. ...

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