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Winter Weather FAQ

November 25, 2015

From the difference between advisories, watches and warnings, to the symptoms of hypothermia, to the perils of wind chill and ice storms, we try to answer your questions about winter weather.

Topic: Safety, Education

Read. Read. READ!

November 17, 2015

One of the most amazing and pleasurable things Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph gets to do as an educator is read aloud to students every day. Educators and parents know the central role that reading aloud plays in the literacy of both children and adults.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Halloween Safety Tips

October 26, 2015

Harvest Day and Halloween celebrations are fun for children who enjoy wearing costumes and eating treats. The Centers for Disease Control encourages adults to plan parties with healthy snacks and to pass out healthy treats to kids on Halloween. Read on for more tips. ...

Topic: Safety, Education

The Idea Hive – Where Ideas Turn to Action

October 20, 2015

Challenging, personal, transformative conversations happen on a daily basis in the Idea Hive, a classroom space shared by Jeff Croley and Jason LaFay at Dewitt High School. MTOY Rick Joseph pays a visit. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching, Social Media

Meemic Hits the Airwaves on NCTV17

October 15, 2015

Dwain Ackerman of Ackerman Insurance Group in Warrenville, IL, and Meemic Foundation Executive Director Pam Harlin recently filmed an episode of Business Connection on Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. ...

Topic: Community, Foundation

'Empathy in Action' works at home - and the classroom

September 21, 2015

As an educator, Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph is constantly aware of the importance of cultivating communities of care. As he helps his son batter cancer, he sees people who could use some extra help – something consistent with the first component of his platform as MTOY – equity. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Start Winterizing Early

September 1, 2015

While the weather is still nice, it’s time for homeowners to start securing their homes for protection against wind, snow, ice and other harsh elements. ...

Topic: Home, Safety, Insurance, Education

School Bus Safety Reminders

August 20, 2015

As a brand new school year begins, thousands of students will again be boarding the bus to head to school. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds parents, students and motorists all to be alert and to put safety first in school zones and near school bus stops. ...

Topic: Safety, Community, Education

Meet 2015-16 MTOY Rick Joseph

August 17, 2015

Rick Joseph is Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16. He’s a fifth/sixth grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School and has more than 20 years of classroom experience. We talked with Rick about his teaching experience and what his goals are for the coming school year. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Meemic Helps Humble Design Help Families

August 11, 2015

On Saturday, Aug. 8, a team of 30 Meemic employees joined with Humble Design to prepare three houses, including furniture, accessories, toys and decor, for new families to move into.

Topic: Community

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