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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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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. ...

Topic: MTOY

Avoid These 20 Passwords that Are Easily Hacked

July 12, 2021

If one of your online accounts is hacked, especially a financial one, you could see your bank accounts drained and your identity stolen. Look into identity theft protection with a Meemic homeowner's insurance policy. ...

Topic: Safety

10 Things Not to Leave in Your Car on Hot Days

June 24, 2021

Want to avoid a big mess -- or worse? Don't leave things like candy, pop, lighters or lipstick in your car under the hot sun. ...

Topic: Safety

Driving in Work Zones Takes Extra Caution

May 24, 2021

A stew of activity and unpredictability in road construction zones results in hundreds of fatal accidents. Here are some tips on avoiding them. ...

Topic: Auto, Safety

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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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. ...

Topic: MTOY

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. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Michigan Names 10 2021-22 Regional Teachers of the Year

April 5, 2021

Ten teachers from across the state recently found out that they will take on a new title for the 2021-22 academic year: Regional Teacher of the Year. ...

Topic: MTOY

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