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Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Polar Vortex, SnOMG!

January 10, 2017

With really big snow storms – and even everyday, run-of-the-mill snowfalls – comes a risk of injury or even death by shoveling, so here are some tips to stay safe. ...

Topic: Safety

Fun but Safe: Watch for Signs of Frostbite or Hypothermia

December 29, 2016

Cold weather can be dangerous for anyone who enjoys outdoor winter sports, and people who work outdoors during winter must be particularly mindful of the risks. ...

Topic: Safety

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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

High-Tech Windshield Trends on a Clear Trajectory

December 5, 2016

There are several new windshield trends, and vehicle owners can expect to see more of them in the near future. For drivers who like to save on auto insurance, some of these features might provide additional safety and premium discounts in the future. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

Being Awesome; One Day at a Time

December 1, 2016

Thank you, Cheryl, my coach, mentor and friend, for serving as model of what it means to be a Proud Michigan Educator. ...

Topic: MTOY

Top Apps To Help You Avoid Drunk Driving

November 22, 2016

Here are some effective apps and other tools you can install on your smartphone or tablet, to help you avoid hurting yourself or anyone else by driving while under the influence. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

5 Driving Risks Parents Should Discuss With Their Kids

October 18, 2016

A new poll highlights the need for more parents to discuss the greatest dangers young drivers may be facing – distracted driving, lack of seat belt use, speeding, impaired driving and extra passengers. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

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. ...

Topic: MTOY

4 Towing Scams and How to Avoid Them – and Fight Back

September 26, 2016

Although the majority of towing companies are reputable and honest, some may try to scam consumers. From inflated rates to fictitious fees, there are several ways that dishonest companies take advantage of unassuming consumers. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

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