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12 Teachers Share Favorite Back-to-School Memories

September 26, 2017

Teachers share their favorite memory of returning to class in the fall. Some look back to their childhoods, while others keep it more contemporary. ...

Topic: Teaching

Do's and Don'ts of Child Car Seat Safety

September 21, 2017

Did you know that improperly installed car seats are a huge danger to your child? We teamed with officer Brian Miller of the Auburn Hills Police Department to learn about car seat safety. ...

Topic: Auto, Safety, Education

New School Year Means New Goals

September 19, 2017

At the beginning of every school year, MTOY Luke Wilcox writes out goals for the year on a notecard, and then references it several times throughout the year to reflect. ...

Topic: MTOY, Foundation

5 Big Tips for Back-to-School Safety

August 24, 2017

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. Here are some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year. ...

Topic: Safety

Jedi Master Teacher - A Venn Diagram

August 21, 2017

Experience has taught me that in order to be a Jedi Master Teacher, knowing my subject isn't enough. I need to motivate and inspire my students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meet Luke Wilcox, Michigan's New Teacher of the Year

August 14, 2017

We talked with Luke Wilcox, Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-18, about his teaching experience and what his goals are for the coming school year. ...

Topic: MTOY

Teachers Ready to Head Back to Class

August 7, 2017

When Foundation Club Members applied for one of our back-to-school grants, we asked, “What are you looking forward to the most with the new school year?” We got almost 7,000 responses. ...

Topic: Foundation

Celebrate Ice Cream Month with a Big Scoop

July 20, 2017

We don't know about you, but we celebrate National Ice Cream Month like it’s Christmas in July! ...

Topic: Community

Water’s Source Is Key to Coverage if There’s a Flood

June 29, 2017

So you head down to the basement and discover several inches of water. When filing a claim, the first question to ask yourself: Where did the water come from? ...

Topic: Home, Safety

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. ...

Topic: MTOY

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