MTOY

Are Your Big Rocks Ready?

August 21, 2018

This time of year, MTOY Laura Chang likes to take some time to reflect on her “big rocks” for the year. This is a metaphor for staying focused on the most important reasons for teaching. ...

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Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Laura Chang

August 14, 2018

Laura Chang is Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2018-19, an award Meemic is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of Education to sponsor. We talked with Laura about her teaching experience. ...

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Top 5 Strategies for Motivating Students

June 19, 2018

A great teacher recognizes that student motivation is necessary for success in learning and that teachers are in the perfect position to improve student motivation. Here are some strategies. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

‘Beating the Odds’ with Student-Focused Instruction

May 15, 2018

Utilizing teaching strategies that encourage students to collaborate and construct their own knowledge opens their minds to a new definition of learning. ...

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Don’t Settle on ‘Standardized Teaching’ for Standardized Testing

April 17, 2018

Abandoning my traditional lecture-style instruction has had a lasting impact on my students’ later success while maintining academic performance. ...

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State Picks 10 Teachers as Regional Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018

Ten Michigan educators have been named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year and will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year. ...

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From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Two Measures of Teacher Success

January 16, 2018

Most parents and community members will agree that the goal of education is to produce informed citizens with the knowledge and skills to be happy, productive, and successful in life. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Craft Education: Teachers Can Find Inspiration in Craft Beer

December 27, 2017

What can education learn from the craft beer revolution? Start by thinking of our students as the product of an intentional brewing process instead of ready-for-college robots. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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