Teaching

What Are Your 'COVID Keeps'?

November 16, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Theresa Ziegeler wonders what we can learn from the changes since last March instead of just going "back to normal." ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Books Are Important Way to Promote Equity and Accessiblity

November 8, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah portner shows that the work of equity and accessibility is the most important and essential work in education. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Thank You, New Teachers, for Choosing This Important Path

October 19, 2021

Michigan Regaional Teacher of the Year Kacie Hook offers gratitude and advice to an integral part of the educational system: the new teacher. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Love Letter to Kindergarten

October 5, 2021

As Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter transitions to third grade, she looks back at 15 years of doing “some of the most important work in the whole, entire world”: being a kindergarten teacher. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Honesty in the Class Can Bring You Closer to Your Students

September 21, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Heather French has made honesty the "theme" for school this year – and shares why. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

A Vision for the Year: Understanding Our Students

September 13, 2021

2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter shares her ideas for the new school year, from owning your feelings to welcoming students back in a new way. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Address Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat to Foster Growth

May 19, 2021

Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Janine Scott talks two important factors in student growth: the Attitude Gap and Stereotype Threat. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

The Teachers’ Fight for Trans Youth

May 11, 2021

Michigan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono shows the good teachers can do when they support their transgender students. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

MTOY: Standardized Testing in Pandemic Is Not a True Picture

April 14, 2021

Michgan Teacher of the Year Owen Bondono looks at the shortcomings of standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Ms. Frizzle: Ultimate Pop Culture Teacher 2021

March 26, 2021

The final round may not have been what we expected, but it was no surprise that Ms. Frizzle came out on top for this year’s March Teacher Madness. ...

Topic: Community, Teaching, Social Media

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