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Study Shows Saturdays Are Most Dangerous Day on the Roads

January 14, 2020

Car accidents happen every day of the week, but Saturdays are the most dangerous to hit the road, according to a new analysis of data from NHTSA. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety

Of Teaching and Trout

December 23, 2019

Michigan Region 4 Teacher of the Year Jeremy Winsor talks about observation, reflection and the value of the "pause" for teachers and their students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Why I’m Not an Elementary Teacher (It’s Not Why You Think)

December 16, 2019

Cara Lougheed is so incredibly thankful for elementary teachers, not only because of what they do, but also because she cannot do it herself. ...

Topic: MTOY, Education

Teachers Impact Other Teachers, Not Just Their Students

November 22, 2019

More than 15 years in education have shown this Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year that there are many people out there who inspire. ...

Topic: MTOY

Thank you, Teachers, for Making Us Feel Loved and Important

November 19, 2019

For Thanksgiving month, Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed thanks three of the teachers who uplifted, inspired and encouraged her. ...

Topic: MTOY

When Preparing for Disaster, Don't Forget Your Assets

October 25, 2019

With careful planning and foresight, you can protect both your home and your valuable financial information from being lost or destroyed in a disaster. ...

Topic: Safety

Meet Me at the Mat: Yoga, Meditation and Self-Care

October 22, 2019

Teachers understand the importance of self-care. But we’re also the first people to run ourselves into the ground. And students can benefit, too, even bullies. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

You May Not Know It, but You Have an Impressive Résumé

October 14, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says when you look at everything they do, teachers have stronger résumés than they give themselves credit for. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Like the Song Says, We CAN Decide What to Be

September 24, 2019

A line from an Avett Brothers song still resonates with Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Rachal Gustafson, and informs her life and classroom. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teachers Share ‘Biggest Joys’ (and Frustrations) of New Year

September 17, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed explores what “back to school” means for the people who work with kids every day. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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