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Michigan Educators: 'Whatever It Takes'

May 25, 2016

Rick Joseph ends his time as Michigan Teacher of the Year with a thank you to The Meemic Foundation and a paean to job-embedded professional learning. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Gary Abud Jr.: A Lasting Impression

May 18, 2016

It’s been three years since Gary Abud Jr. was selected as the 2013-14 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and his work in education continues to have a ripple effect that goes well beyond the four walls of his classroom. ...

Topic: MTOY

Paul Galbenski: What My Time as MTOY Meant to Me

May 18, 2016

My time as MTOY was the best year of professional learning that I have ever experienced. Being able to visit classrooms across our great state of Michigan allowed me to learn from outstanding educators and students!

Topic: MTOY

Robert L. Stephenson Builds on MTOY Win

May 17, 2016

2009-10 Michigan Teacher of the Year Robert L. Stephenson reflects on his year as MTOY and what has happened since, including an Emmy-nominated TV series on East Lansing's WKAR. ...

Topic: MTOY

Prepare Pets for a Disaster

May 9, 2016

The following information, prepared by the Humane Society of the United States, will help you become better prepared to care for your pets in a disaster or emergency. ...

Topic: Safety

You Matter – Helping LGBT Students

April 26, 2016

As Michigan Teacher of the Year 2016, Rick Joseph travels the state to offer a classroom teacher’s perspective on a variety issues that affect everyone. The plight of students who are LGBTQ is an area of much needed improvement. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

10 Thunderstorm and Tornado Facts You Need to Know

April 13, 2016

Ever wonder just what makes a tornado a tornado? Here’s a handy FAQ on thunderstorms and tornadoes, with information on watches and warnings, and how to get weather information.

Topic: Home, Safety, Education

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 7, 2016

Our cars are more connected than ever. But just because these systems are available does not make them safe to use.

Topic: Auto, Safety, Education

It's Window Safety Week

April 4, 2016

Windows let in light and fresh air, and can provide breathtaking views, but they also are vital to safety. It's important to understand what you can do to observe window safety, especially when young children are in the home. ...

Topic: Home, Safety

5 Worst Construction Frauds & Tips for Avoiding Them

March 28, 2016

When warm weather arrives, so do crooked contractors wanting to steal from homeowners. These dishonest contractors love the warmer months when tornadoes, hail and severe storms are more common. ...

Topic: Home, Safety, Insurance

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