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Thank you, Teachers, for Making Us Feel Loved and Important

November 19, 2019

For Thanksgiving month, Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed thanks three of the teachers who uplifted, inspired and encouraged her. ...

Topic: MTOY

When Preparing for Disaster, Don't Forget Your Assets

October 25, 2019

With careful planning and foresight, you can protect both your home and your valuable financial information from being lost or destroyed in a disaster. ...

Topic: Safety

Meet Me at the Mat: Yoga, Meditation and Self-Care

October 22, 2019

Teachers understand the importance of self-care. But we’re also the first people to run ourselves into the ground. And students can benefit, too, even bullies. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

You May Not Know It, but You Have an Impressive Résumé

October 14, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says when you look at everything they do, teachers have stronger résumés than they give themselves credit for. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Like the Song Says, We CAN Decide What to Be

September 24, 2019

A line from an Avett Brothers song still resonates with Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Rachal Gustafson, and informs her life and classroom. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teachers Share ‘Biggest Joys’ (and Frustrations) of New Year

September 17, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed explores what “back to school” means for the people who work with kids every day. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The High Cost of a Drunk Driving Arrest

September 10, 2019

If you are arrested for drunk driving, you can expect to pay out substantial sums that could be close to $20,000, including years of higher insurance premiums. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety, Insurance

Happy New School Year to All You Dedicated Educators!

August 20, 2019

Here are some personal messages for teachers in different parts of their journey, from the newbie to the veteran. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed

August 13, 2019

Cara Lougheed has been teaching high school English and history for 21 years in the Rochester Community School District. We talked with Cara about her teaching experience. ...

Topic: MTOY

Renter’s Insurance Is a Great Value

August 1, 2019

Many renters don't know that an inexpensive policy can save them a lot of grief in the event of a disaster or theft, even if they think they don't own much. ...

Topic: Home, Auto , Insurance

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