Teaching

Advice to First-Year Me

September 20, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Kathee Lamberies shares some advice for first-year, from persevering to becoming a lifelong learner. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Bringing Joy Back into My Classroom

September 13, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson shares the ways she plans on focusing on the positives in her classroom and school building. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson

August 16, 2022

We chat with 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson of Escanabe Area Public Schools about her career, goals and Reese Witherspoon playing her in a teaching biopic. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Countdown: Top 10 End-of-Year Ideas for Administrators

May 27, 2022

Dr. Melissa Marie, MEMSPA Associate Executive Director, shares some ideas administrators can use to send students and teachers into the summer. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching

‘You Can Do This’ – Keep Making Your Voices Heard

May 10, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter has a message for teachers: Your voice is important, and it matters as we work to make education better. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching, Education, Member News Summer '22 Issue

Spreading ‘The Infectious Joy of Learning’!

April 19, 2022

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Brian Paul talks about how he inspires and propagates success in his classroom by helping students take risks. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Touring the State Shows How Teachers Help Students Shine

April 12, 2022

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter celebrates learners across the state and shares some of the “magical moments” she has witnessed on her travels over the past several months. ...

Topic: Member News, MTOY, Teaching, Member News Spring '22 Issue

Flight of Fancy Brings Teacher Back to ‘Wild Things’ in Class

March 15, 2022

In her guest blog, Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Bethany Vonck looks for a little escape but is ready to "let the wild rumpus start" at school. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

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

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

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