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Saginawesome! A visit to Saginaw HS and Carrollton MS

January 19, 2016

When I first stepped inside Saginaw High School, I could feel a palpable sense of resiliency and community pride that runs deep in this mid-Michigan town. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

What’s Bill of Rights Day? Ask a Meemic Educator!

December 15, 2015

Americans are very fond of saying they know their “rights”!  But how many of us truly know why we have those “rights” or how these “rights” are the foundation of what all Americans hold dear? 

Topic: Community, 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

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

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

Passing the Torch on Michigan Teacher of the Year

May 18, 2015

Exactly one year ago, Melody Arabo's life completely changed. Within moments at a surprise assembly, she went from being a third-grade teacher to being the Michigan Teacher of the Year. While that day was incredible and overwhelming and emotional, it couldn’t even begin to prepare her for the wonder and awe she would experience through this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Travel

Ignite the Flame in Education

March 17, 2015

Michigan Teacher of the Year Melody Arabo was invited to speak at the Governor’s Economic and Education Summit at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Her speech seemed to cause quite a stir, and several people reached out and asked her to publish it. She shares it here.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

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