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Lesson from ‘The Giver’: Fight to Keep Books in Hand

March 8, 2022

MTOY Leah Porter says we should be like Jonas in "The Giver" and advocate to provide access to books that help us explore our beautiful world. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Eight Tips to Help Thwart Car Thieves

March 2, 2022

Motor vehicle theft causes losses of about $6 billion a year, with more than 700,000 vehicles stolen. Fortunately, you can take precautions to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. ...

Topic: Member News, Auto, Safety, Member News Spring '22 Issue

10 Tips to Help Prevent and Combat Electrical Fires

February 28, 2022

Faulty electrical wiring in residential homes cause more than 40,000 fires each year. Here are some tips to help prevent disaster. ...

Topic: Home, Safety

Teaching History in the 21st Century Classroom

February 11, 2022

Michigan Region 7 Teacher of the Year James Johsnon talks about the importance of students thinking critically about diverse perspectives. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Need to Support Teachers and Staff Grows More Urgent

February 8, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter looks at the constantly fluctuating life of a teacher these days and offers a sliver of light and some ideas to give teachers the support they need. ...
 

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Tina Miller Talks Winning Elementary Principal of the Year

January 31, 2022

Wisconsin Elementary Principal of the Year Tina Miller shares how winning the award has affected her career and introduced her to a network of inspiring educators. ...

Topic: Member News, Education, Member News Winter '22 Issue

6 Ways to Help Reduce the Cost of Insuring Your Teen Driver

January 31, 2022

While teenagers react with glee when they get their driver’s license, for parents, it is a time of angst and the specter of higher auto insurance premiums. Here are some ways to save. ...

Topic: Member News, Auto, Insurance, Member News Winter '22 Issue

Smart Home Sensors Can Help Save You from Calamity

January 19, 2022

Thanks to a number of smart sensors that can alert your phone if something is amiss, you can greatly reduce the damage some problems can cause. ...

Topic: Member News, Home, Member News Winter '22 Issue

Retrospect and Resolutions for 2022

January 14, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janet Swarthout looks back and 2021 and proposes some teacher resolutions for 2022. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Gratitude in the Midst of Our Challenges

January 14, 2022

Illinois Teacher of the Year Justin Johnson thanks his fellow teachers for caring and working to fulfill the needs of all students during a challenging year. ...

Topic: Member News, Teaching, Member News Winter '22 Issue

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